Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Last Typewriter

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Electronics manufacturer Brother is laying claim to having produced the last ever typewriter in the UK, built at its factory in Wrexham, North Wales. While there will likely be few tears shed at this news, it is still a landmark moment and signals the end of an era in our technological evolution.

Brother says it has produced almost six million typewriters since its Wrexham factory opened in 1985. But who's actually going to be buying its last typewriter? Well, nobody - it has been donated to London's Science Museum. In a fitting end to the era in the UK, the last model was built by a factory worker who has been there since 1989.

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