To show his love for old typewriters, a man from Indore in Madhya Pradesh runs a museum with over 400 different types of typewriters from around the world. The museum has nearly 450 typewriters from the country as well as America, England, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and China.
During a conversation with ANI, Rajesh Sharma, who runs this museum, said that he established this museum ten years ago. “I started the museum 10 years ago, and now it has nearly 450 typewriters from America, England, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, China and India. The oldest dates back to 1890,” Rajesh said.
Rajesh said his father Madhav Prasad Sharma had a shop outside the district court where he used to do typing jobs. He started showcasing old typewriters to make today’s generation aware of their use. “The typewriter business used to be our family business. We started the museum so that the generation growing up among smartphones can recognize that such a machine once existed as well,” Sharma said.
The collection includes an American English typewriter from 1890. In addition, most of the typewriters date from 1910 to 1930. There is a typewriter manufactured by Mercedes Company which dates from 1922. Corona Company from 1913, Royal Company from 1922, Tramp Company from 1960 to 2000 Apart from this, Godrej and Remington typewriters are also present. Rajesh said the typewriter made by the Corona company was the favorite of the police at that time because it is the smallest and most foldable, weighing only 2.5 kg.
I have typewriters from Remington, the first company to make typewriters, said Rajesh Sharma. (ANI)
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