Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

In April 2011 last factory in the world on manufacture of typewriters was closed. The epoch of typewriters has ended…

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Secretary and Ramsgate beauty queen, Christine James. (Photo by Peter Powell/Express/Getty Images). March 1965

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A model of a commercial typewriter from 1867. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). June 1923

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Secretaries type while listening to recording machines in the typing pool. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images). 1960

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A disabled woman typing with the help of a device attached to her head, at an exhibition of aids for the Disabled in London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1951

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A woman at work in a chair at the Business Efficiency Exhibition. (Photo by Mike Lawn/Fox Photos/Getty Images). October 1971

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A Underwood typewriter. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). September 1931

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A close-up of a set of keys on an English-language typewriter. Electric typewriters have been in use since 1925. (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images). Circa 1930

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Children of the East London Day Continuation School enjoy their open-air typing lesson at Clacton, a popular destination for evacuees from London during World War II. Despite a recent bomber crash which killed two civilians and injured 156, the area is still considered a safe haven. (Photo by Parker/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 9th May 1940

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A Royal typewriter. (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images). 11th March 1966

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

US actress Edna May as Lilian Leigh in a production of the musical play “The School Girl”, written by Henry Hamilton and Paul Potter with music by Leslie Stuart. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1903

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

The Adler range of typewriters on display at the modern headquarters of Typewriter Sundries, Borough High Street, south London. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images). 1960

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A typing class at the Licensed Victuallers School in Slough, Buckinghamshire. (Photo by David Savill/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). December 1935

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A view of a Remington typewriter made around 1873. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 16th January 1962

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A view of the Remington Standard Model, manufactured in 1922. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 16th January 1962

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A view of the Remington International Model manufactured in 1961. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 16th January 1962

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Two city typists at work in an open air swimming pool during a hot summer. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1937

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Birdie Reeve, a 16-year old type speed demon. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1923

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

An early example of a typewriter, designed in 1866. It was a forerunner of the first practical, commercial machine, patented in 1868 by C L Sholes. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). June 1923

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A room full of workers testing typewriters before they leave the factory. (Photo by London Express/Getty Images). Circa 1937

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A blind typist types in Braille, a tactile alphabet that allows blind people to read. (Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Pupils practising their skills at typing school. (Photo by George Pickow/Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Stage actress Leonora Bonda sitting at her typewriter in “The Churchmouse” at the Playhouse Theatre in London. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 28th April 1931

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A typist at work in an office. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1953

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A woman typing by a window criss-crossed with sticky tape to prevent flying glass. (Photo by London Express/Getty Images). Circa 1940

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A secretary in a Skegness fun fair with a chimpanzee called Togo. (Photo by J. Wilds/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 22nd May 1937

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

A worker at the British Olivetti factory on the Queenslie Industrial Estate, Glasgow, assembling a portable typewriter. The factory is highly modernised and makes machines primarily for export to Australia, New Zealand and Africa. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty Images). 20th August 1955

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Interior of the Custom House (headquarters of the British Civil Service in Ireland) in Dublin destroyed by the Dublin Brigade of the Irish Republican Army. (Photo by Walshe/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). April 1921

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

An Underwood Elliott Fisher Sundstrand accounting machine, circa 1935. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Businessman inside office typing, US, circa 1950. (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era

Hands typing, US, circa 1950. (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

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