uddites and literary types were thrown into a tizzy earlier this week over reports that the "last" typewriter factory in the world, Godrej & Boyce in India, was closing, and had just 500 machines left for sale. Then came the news — greeted with a collective sigh of nostalgic relief — that a number of other typewriter factories are still in operation. (In fact, getting a typewriter is as easy as ordering one up from the Staples website). Still, the hysteria demonstrated our great common affection for the retro machine. In celebration of its persistent existence, we look back at notable typewriters through the years.
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