Brother has announced its production facility in Ruabon, near Wrexham, has donated the last typewriter to be made in the UK to London’s Science Museum to take its place in history.
Silvergate Plastics, has confirmed that the historic typewriter was manufactured using its masterbatches MS12174, MS12173 and MS12172.
“The place which marked the end of UK typewriter production was Ruabon, at the Brother Factory set within the beautiful Welsh countryside,” said Rachel Boon, Assistant Curator of Technologies and Engineering at the Science Museum.
“The factory’s 200 employees witnessed the final model of the Brother CM-1000 being packed into its box to a soundtrack of emotional sighs and cheers,” she continued.
This was the 5,855,533rd Brother CM-1000 to have been produced, but it is the only one that has a place at the museum. Having been overtaken by word processors and computers, this typewriter is considered an iconic piece of equipment and joins the museum’s 200-strong collection.
Image: Darryl from Brother presenting the last CM typewriter to a representative from London’s Science Museum