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 4 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

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:


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:


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:

Portland Type-In @ Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213. Saturday, April 5 Noon-3pm


Cincinnati Spring Type-In @ Sitwell's Coffeehouse, 324 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220. Saturday, April 26 12-4pm


London Type-In/Out Sunday, May 18 2014


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

Official ITCC2014 Website

The event itinerary is:

  • Thursday August 7th - You will arrive at the hotel and that evening will be an opportunity for a Room to Room SHOP & SWAP at your discretion. There will be a Managers Reception (food & drink) for hotel guests.
  • Friday August 8th - Wake up to a full cooked-to-order breakfast (complementary for hotel guests). We will then be bused to the Milwaukee Public Museum in the morning after breakfast. There will be a full day of events at the museum. Lunch will be served. We will leave in the afternoon to go back to the hotel. On the return trip to the hotel we will briefly stop at the Cemetery where Christopher Latham Sholes rests. There will be a Managers reception this evening also for hotel guests.
  • Saturday August 9th - Complimentary Breakfast for hotel guests. There will be several lectures in the morning as well as an auction preview. Lunch will be served. After lunch the auction will commence. After the auction there will be a farewell dinner in the evening at the hotel restaurant.
  • Sunday August 10th - Complimentary Breakfast for hotel guests. We will depart.

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