Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Last typewriter

A typewriter, which its makers say is the last to be built in the UK, has been produced at a north Wales factory.

Manufacturer Brother, which says it has made 5.9 million typewriters since its factory in Wrexham opened in 1985, has donated the last machine to London's Science Museum.

The museum said the piece represented the end of a technology which had been "important to so many lives".

Edward Bryan, a worker at the factory since 1989, made the last typewriter.

"If people ever ask me, I can always say now, as a strange question, that I've made the last typewriter in the UK," he told BBC Breakfast's Colin Paterson.

He said he had previously "tried and succeeded to make one with my eyes closed".

Read more on the BBC News website... 

I know that some overseas readers aren't able to access the BBC News domestic website so I'll upload a video to this page shortly.


  1. This is certainly the story of the day in our little corner of reality!

    Here is a nice related story featuring comments from several people we know.

    And I was just interviewed by Skype for BBC TV news. I expect the video will be available online soon.

  2. Sad, even if it is an electric or word processor. Computers still will not replace typewriters. I refuse to give mine up! Thanks for the link Richard. I enjoyed the story and left a comment.