The Type-In Page

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What are Type-Ins? Currently planned Type-Ins:

This image from Smith-Corona advertising during the 1960's is probably the earliest reference to the idea of the Type-In, the practice of gathering together with our typewriters and celebrating our machines and what we create with them. The New York Times records that Mike McGettigan's First Philadelphia Type-In on Dec 18, 2010 was the beginning of modern Type-Ins. Since that time, there have been Type-Ins held in several states of the Union and in countries all over the globe.

If you'd like to know even more about the history of the modern Type-In and how you can hold one yourself, consult Phillytyper's advice here.

The term "Type-Out" was coined by Tom at Cambridge Typewriter in MA to refer to the practice of having a Type-In outside in the sunshine. The first such Type-Out was held in front of Cambridge Typewriter on Oct 22, 2011.


History of the Modern Type-In:

American Type-ins:

The First Philadelphia Type-In was the first organized Type-In, held on Dec. 18, 2010 and organized by Michael McGettigan.

Some links for the Philadelphia Type-Ins:


Phoenix Type-Ins
We've had 5 Type-Ins in Phoenix:

The First Phoenix Typewriter Round-Up & Type-In @ Hula's Modern Tiki, Saturday March 5, 2011 The Second Phoenix Typewriter Round-Up & Type-In @ Monti's La Casa Vieja, Saturday, June 18, 2011 A Mini Type-In @ China China, Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 The Third Phoenix Typewriter Round-Up & Type-In @ The Lux. Phoenix, AZ Saturday, March 31, 2012 The 4th Phoenix Typewriter Round-Up & Type-In @ The Lux, Phoenix, AZ. Saturday March 16, 2013 The 5th Phoenix Typewriter Round-Up & Type-In @ First Draft Book Bar, Phoenix, AZ. Saturday July 26, 2014

Other US Type-Ins
There have been other type-ins all over the United States:

There was a Type-In in Snohomish, WA in February 2011:


There was apparently a Type-In in Utah in April 2011:


There was a Type-In in Tacoma, WA May 1, 2011


There was a Type-In in Los Angeles, CA on May 22, 2011

SCVTV.com 7/2011 Out & About with Roger Martin: Type-In from SCVTV Santa Clarita on Vimeo.


There was a Type-In in Cincinnati, OH on July 2 2011


There was a Type-In in Seattle, WA on July 30, 2011


There was a Type-In in Staten Island, NY on July 16, 2011:


There was a Type-In in Venice, CA in 2012:


There were Type-Ins in Cambridge, MA on Oct 22, 2011 and June 9, 2012


There was a Type-In in Madison, WI on June 23, 2012


There was a Type-In in Beaver, PA on February 23, 2013:


There was a Type-In in Manhattan, NY. on April 21, 2013:


There were Type-Outs in Arlington, MA. on May 11 and Oct. 5th, 2013:


There was a Type-In at Oblation Papers & Press in Portland OR. on June 23, 2013 (Typewriter Day!):


There was a Type-In at California Typewriter in Berkeley, CA. on Dec. 27, 2013:


There was a Type-In at L.A. Marler Studio in Santa Monica, CA. on March 8th, 2014:


There was a Type-In at Billy Bob's Silver Diner in Winston Salem, NC. on March 12th, 2014:


There was a Type-In at Velo Cult in Portland, OR. on April 5, 2014.


There was a Type-In at Sitwell's Coffeehouse in Cincinnati, OH. on April 26, 2014:


There was a Type-In at Landmark Books in Traverse City, Michigan on June 21, 2014:


International Typewriter Collectors Convention 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 7th - 10th, 2014:


Type-Ins Around The World:
On Sept. 10, 2011, the Swiss typosphere got into the act and held a Type-in in Bern:

Additional Type-Ins have been held in Geneva, Basel, Lugano and Zurich. This page contains links to the reports:


There was a Type-In in Estonia on February 13, 2013:


There was a Type-In in The Netherlands on March 9, 2013:

A second Type-In in The Netherlands was held on April 13, 2013:

A Third Type-In in The Netherlands was held on March 15, 2014:


There was a Type-In in Brisbane, Australia on March 10, 2013:

There was a Type-In in Sydney, Australia on May 27, 2013:

A 3-Day Type-In Extravaganza was held in London, England on July 25, 27 and 29, 2013:

Type-Ins were held in Toronto, Canada on August 8 and Nov 19, 2013:

There was a Type-In in Canberra, Australia on Dec 29, 2013:

There was a Type-Out in Brisbane, Australia on March 9, 2014:

There was a Type-in held in Southeast Asia's Lion City Singapore, Hong Kong on March 15, 2014:

The First Intercontinental Type-In was held in Basel, Switzerland on March 30, 2014:

London Type-In/Out was held at the Hoop & Toy in London on May 18, 2014:


There have been a few others that probably have escaped my memory.

A documentary: "The Typewriter (In The 21st Century)", partly filmed at the 2nd Phoenix Type-In and the Los Angeles Type-In:

Great Boston Fall Type-Out, Arlington, MA, September 13, 2014

Location: on the sidewalk outside of:
Cambridge Typewriter Co., Inc.
102 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA. 02474


The Third Kalamazoo-area (Michigan) Type-In Sept. 13, 2014

The third Kalamazoo-area (Michigan) type-in will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. ET at Bookbug, 3019 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. It is sponsored by the Kalamazoo Typochondriacs:
Facebook Page for Event

We should have a wide selection of machines to see and use, including a 1923 Oliver 9; an Olivetti Valentine; a Groma Kolibri; a cursive Olivetti Studio 44; among many others. Stationary and postcards will be available for personal correspondence. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own machines but please RSVP by e-mail so we make sure to reserve a space.

This event may also be of interest to people in northern Indiana and northwest Ohio (if not even farther afield). All are welcome!


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