End of an era as last mechanical typewriters are sold
But fear not, my fellow vintage fans, because it is not true! Well, the bit about Godrej & Boyce stopping production is, unfortunately, but not the bit about their being the last manufacturer of mechanical typewriters. No, I have it on good authority that there are at least 3 companies still producing mechanical typewriters, all of them based in the Far East but using the familiar QWERTY layout and available for export. Three cheers for Marshall Ind. and Chee-May (Goh's) of Taiwan for their MT-99 and Kota models, and the Shanghai Weilv Co. of China who still manufacture licensed versions of an old Olivetti design under the name (ironically for us Brits) of Rover(!).
|The Shanghai Weilv Rover 8000|
|Yes, it's in a disgraceful condition but it's nearly 60 years old. Plus... it still works. Good for another 60 years too, I'll warrant.|