Manual Typewriter Maker Shuts Down Production Britain's Daily Mail reports that an Indian company based in Mumbai will no longer make manual typewriters. Godrej and Boyce was believed to be the last company in the world making manual typewriters. The company used to make thousands but last year only 800 orders came in.
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Britain's Daily Mail reports that an Indian company based in Mumbai will no longer make manual typewriters. Godrej and Boyce was believed to be the last company in the world making manual typewriters. The company used to make thousands but last year only 800 orders came in.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

And today's last word in business end of an era.

(SOUNDBITE OF MANUAL TYPEWRITER)

INSKEEP: Savio Katino(ph) is a manager there, and he told us who still uses them.

SAVIO KATINO: Usually, these are used when there's no electricity, mostly NGOs and in third-world countries, maybe in government offices and things like that.

INSKEEP: And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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