"Click clack ding
" -When did you last hear this sound?
Still perplexed about what I am Talking about? I am talking about the humble typewriter.In its heyday, every office had one and was as ubiquitous as Computer is today.
Passing typewriter exam was mandatory if you wanted permanent job in Government ( as a steno) for this one used to go typing schools to learn ,sharpen skills and achieve top speed
- I am not talking top speed of car but how fast could you type?
If there was error in he document the humble eraser white fluid came to rescue.There were many variants in its long history including portable type ( they were like laptops for our grandfathers) and electronic types.
There were imported ones like Remington which owners kept it like a prized possession and was much sought after.
Every document from notary public documents to your train ticket everything passed through them.At one time, when World was washed with modern typewriters, India was playing catch up the world
As times changed like a cool gush wind and typewriter slowly moved from office desk into pages of history - Thats right the Godrej and Boyce the last manufacturer of Typewriter in the World has stop producing typewriter and the last 500 pieces are up for sale in Godrej showroom A foot note
- Godrej and Boyce made set up factory to manufacturer India's first Ingenious typewriter in 1955.
I end this thread with a quote: " Godrej Typewriter is a symbol of Independent and Industrialized India"
- Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
on occasion of inauguration of Godrej typewriter factory in 1955
( Source - domain-b.com)