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Type-in pictures and more

by | Jul 3, 2011 | Type-in | 8 comments

Notes I took on Mike Brown’s repair and maintenance tips:

Felicia Alexander’s typewriter primer:
By chance, all the texts you’ve seen here were typed on the Fox stationery. There were actually seven different stationery designs: Fox, Crandall, Bar-Lock, Caligraphic (a New York typewriter dealer in the 1890s), Emerson, Hammond, and Wellington — all kindly provided by Peter Weil, who’s writing an article about letterheads for the next issue of ETCetera.
Aside from the type-in, our activities this weekend included a typewriter auction, a 10-minute typing contest (handily won by Matt Cidoni, who participated via Skype), lots of food, and lots of good chat.

8 Comments

  1. Strikethru

    Well if this type-in didn't include every last member of your regional typosphere glitterati, then I don't know what. Even the elusive Duffy Moon!

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  2. notagain

    That looks like a wonderful gathering. I wish I'd thought about skype I would have patched in too. oh well, we had a mini-type-in here today.

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  3. Ted

    Is that you behind one of your Silver Surfers? Looks like you had great attendance. More pictures! :D

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  4. Ton S.

    Great type-in pics, Richard, thanks for sharing these. Looks like a success story. I'll try my best to make it next year. That spot where the Olivetti Studio 44 is, that could be me!

    Thanks too for the tips from Milke Brown, learned a lot.

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  5. shordzi

    Oh, this is FABULOUS! Dreaming of a historic across-the-ocean global type-in. In the meantime, we do our best to spread the message on our side of the pond. Thanks for reporting & photos!

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  6. Rob Bowker

    Top photo: is that a bottle of Newcastle Brown ale on the table? Perfect typing lubrication!

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  7. Duffy Moon

    What was so amazing (to me) about the Mike Brown "Typewriter Care and Repair" talk (apart from the violence that guy was perpetrating on a perfectly good SCM machine) was that Richard's notes (above) were transcribed directly onto paper IN REAL TIME, on a little Groma right on his lap. In REAL TIME. That's not easy. Especially when you're about 20 inches away from some of the most horrific typewriter carnage you're likely to see outside of certain special-collection snuff films.

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