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Extravaganza in Auburn

by | Oct 29, 2018 | Uncategorized | 15 comments

On the heels of another amazing weekend at Herman’s (which has been chronicled in the typosphere here, here, here and here), I flew out to California at the invitation of Gary Moffat, to participate in a big event in the Gold Country.

Auburn is a lovely place:

I should have said mid-19th century …

Gary Moffat, mastermind:

Edie Lambert, who interviewed me along with Gary, has also interviewed President Obama.


Payson, his Lego typewriter, and his beautifully working Bennett:


The insurgency lives, on Steve’s arm!


Effie J. Eisley of Auburn was a typing champion in 1924 …

… and 94 years later, the winner of the Auburn typing contest brought home a beautiful Underwood, expertly restored by Ole Kehlet of Kehlet Typewriter in Sacramento.


What a night to remember.

15 Comments

  1. sansuey

    It was a great evening and you wrote it up nicely. I am looking forward to curling up with your book!
    I only wished I'd layed off the electric typewriter at home and practiced on one of my manual typewriters prior to the event–that Underwood was a sweetie.

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  2. Richard P

    Thanks for being there!

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  3. Unknown

    It was a marvelous evening – the crowd was buzzing with excitement! So pleased you could join us.

    Kae

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  4. Ted

    Wowser, looks like a great time was had by all! Glad to see another thriving cell of the Insurgency in action (:

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  5. granny5pics

    It was great meeting you and having you see my/Jim's collection. Loved the displays. And thanks for your help.
    Kathi

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  6. Bill M

    Looks like it was a great event for everyone. Wish it were a month sooner and I'd have extended my trip.

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  7. Mary E

    Great reporting and photographs. The young gentleman with the Lego typewriter and working Bennett is a fine representative of the future.

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  8. Richard P

    It was great to meet you and your husband, and see some of your neat collection.

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  9. Richard P

    Our movement spreads!

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  10. Gary Moffat

    I'm tardy in adding to the thread, but it was truly a wonderful and inspiring evening. We had upwards of 75 machines on display and Richard's interview was professionally handled by KCRA's Edie Lambert. And, of course, the movie was awesome (yet again). My thanks to Richard for his tireless efforts. It truly was an event to remember, and I'm glad I had the energy reserves to see it through to the end. Breaking down a show is always a bummer!

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  11. Richard P

    Talk about tireless! You did a great job and were a very kind host.

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  12. Alison D

    Wow, kudos to Gary for organizing such a great event! Very inspiring to see this.

    Love the typecast, Richard. So difficult to do when there is so much fun happening around you. Great photos! Is that really a fish and chips place?

    Thanks kindly for linking my blog post.

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  13. Anonymous

    What a great event! Kudos to Gary for all the work in organizing. Honored to be there and to finally meet you, Richard Polt, the scribe of the revolution!

    Steve Kulieke, the inked "Insurgent"

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  14. David K

    My wife grew up about 2 or 3 blocks from that theater in Auburn, California. We now live in Carmichael (Sacramento County).

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