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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:
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 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!):
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:
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:
The Type-In was held in Toronto, Canada on August 8, 2013:
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:
Type-In Tuesday November 19th @ 7 p.m. at the Beer Academy, Toronto, Ontario, CA.
Join us on Tuesday November 19th @ 7 p.m. at the Beer Academy for an evening of type-filled-fun. Typewriters will be set up on display as well as for general use, and of course we welcome you to bring your own. All attendees will have their names entered into a draw for both typewriter and beer related goodies for this fall Type-In event!
Additionally, we are honoured to have well established collector and enthusiast Martin Howard joining us with a sampling of his private collection of 19th century standards. Old Fort Typewriter Co. will is also please be providing 20th century machines for general use and display - let the typing begin!
The neighborhood and venue lends itself well to the general atmosphere of the evening as it is in the midst of the former sites of Underwood Typewriter Company's Canadian headquarters (135 Victoria Street), service center (356 Victoria Street), factory (115 Victoria Street), warehouse and the like. The location of the Beer Academy is also of interest and historical note. The building it is attached too was the Sheldon hotel, a spot alleged to be frequented by many an aspiring writer and Underwood Typewriter Company Personnel from the early 1900s through to the late 60s .
Bring rough notes, poems, friends and an appetite for great Ontario craft beer to 75 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON.
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