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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:
The 5th Annual PHILADELPHIA Type-IN @The Shambles, October 25, 2014
Other US Type-Ins
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
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 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 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:
The Third Kalamazoo-area (Michigan) Type-In Sept. 13, 2014:
Tacoma Type-Out, Tacoma, WA, September 27, 2014:
Type-Ins Around The World:
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:
Secrets & Type Type-In, Berlin, Germany, November 22, 2014
As part of the art exhibit "Secrets & Type" I will organize a type in in my shop kultur propaganda in Berlin, Germany, on Nov 22, 2014.
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