Last typewriter factory in the world shuts down

Emil

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Godrej and Boyce, the last company in the world still manufacturing typewriters, has closed its doors. As a result, if you still want to buy such a device, you'll soon only be able to find used ones, and they'll likely only be available in antiques shops or the like.

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KG363

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I like how you described what a typewrite is. lol

I think most of us can identify them
 

Lokalaskurar

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kg363 said:
I like how you described what a typewrite is. lol

I think most of us can identify them
You know, most of my classmates at the IT-school don't even know that there are mice with balls inside! (mechanical ones)

Never say never...
 

Cueto_99

Posts: 249   +14
It just happen last week... My mother lost her wallet in a cab, so we inmediately went to a police station to notify the situation... I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw an old lady typing down the incident in an old typewriter... I just had to take that picture... I'll upload it later when I get home :)
 

dividebyzero

Posts: 4,840   +1,270
Well, that makes it official...mechanical typewriters will now become the "must have" implememt of choice for any "serious" writer.
I give it six months before the relative peace and quiet of public parks and cafe's is shattered by the incessant clack-clack-clack of budding Hemmingway's, Faulkner's and Steinbeck's.

EDIT: WTH! The correction fluid didn't work on "implement"
 

dotVezz

Posts: 113   +6
As a mechanical gadgetry nerd, this is really sad to me. My roommate has a small, classy mechanical typewriter and I've been drooling over it for a while now... this just means that it'll be harder to get my hands on one for myself.

I think I remember when I was a kid, Goodwill always had good old things like this... maybe it's time to go and see if they still do.
 

Trillionsin

Posts: 1,879   +465
Lokalaskurar said:
kg363 said:
I like how you described what a typewrite is. lol

I think most of us can identify them
You know, most of my classmates at the IT-school don't even know that there are mice with balls inside! (mechanical ones)

Never say never...
WHAT? MY MOUSE HAS BALLS!? SWEET!
 
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Guest

Hate to cite Gawker, but...

http://gawker.com/#!5795649/relax-theyre-still-making-typewriters
 

captaincranky

Posts: 16,311   +5,100
Good riddance to typewriters, I say! I used to go through an entire correction ribbon, in the space of a 5 page paper....:eek::
 

Lurker101

Posts: 850   +386
Lokalaskurar said:
You know, most of my classmates at the IT-school don't even know that there are mice with balls inside! (mechanical ones)

Never say never...
Just means they don't know what a pain it is to "defluff" a mouse or how sodding annoying it is to find out, mid-game, that you missed a bit of fluff on the edge of horizontal roller
 

LinkedKube

Posts: 3,379   +53
msnbc reported that there is still one manufacturer left, after making this same report. So don't fret!
 

Route44

Posts: 12,015   +82
Good riddance to typewriters, I say! I used to go through an entire correction ribbon, in the space of a 5 page paper....:eek::
No greater truth has ever been spoken at TechSpot. And then there were those professors who didn't like the fact that you used a correction ribbon. Pristine, I tell you! Pristine!
 
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Doesn't brother still make them? A few office supply stores sell Brother typewriters.
 

Per Hansson

Posts: 1,973   +231
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maybe now we can finally switch away from qwerty keyboards? ughh, it's probably too late :(
Oh it's waaaay too late.
I tried myself with the DVORAK layout but I spent so much time hunting for keys I gave it up a few days later.
Still have my rearranged DVORAK keyboard in the closet though :D
 
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Guest

I don't know why but I love the clicks n clack sounds my typewriter makes... :)
 

Lokalaskurar

Posts: 513   +0
Guest said:
I don't know why but I love the clicks n clack sounds my typewriter makes... :)
I do know why my typewriter drives me nuts - the 'krikihaki' sounds more like a hammer struck towards a wooden floor, at about 50 words per minute :) - really deafening. Facit sure knew how to make prestigious handywork.