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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!):
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:
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:
The 5th Phoenix Type-In July 26 2014
The 5th Phoenix Type-In will be on the 26th of July from 1pm to 4pm at First Draft Book Bar at Changing Hands, 300 W. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix.
International Typewriter Collectors Convention 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 7th - 10th, 2014Official ITCC2014 Website
The event itinerary is:
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