May 21, 2015 · 10:12 am
WHYY/Newsworks was nice enough to send a photog/reporter to cover last Saturdays clack-a-thon in the park. Have to laugh that the first photo is of me obviously chiding a young person: “Errrmph! Please type with just two fingers to avoid key jams–it’s like you’ve never used a manual typewriter before, really!”
Here’s the link to the Newsworks story.
And here are a few pics:
Young people encounter vintage typing machines…
Bryan Kruk always brings some lovely machines; here’s a pair of Olivetti ICOs — one in matte black and one in a glossy piano black. Bellissimo, Mr. K!
Ah, such a crisp design could only foster concision!
Let’s have a closer look at that OLIVETTI ICO, shall we? What’s really astonishing is that this machine types as beautifully as it looks! Thank you, men and women of Olivetti, S.A.
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Tagged as a pleasant afternoon of manual typing, Daily Typing, drinking and typing, Hermes 2000, Olivetti Lettera 22, Olivetti Valentine
October 26, 2014 · 12:33 am
When you schedule a Type-IN and it turns out to be set right next to a big Pumpkin Fest for kids, you toss the program out the window and just keep loading paper into those machines and unsticking the occasional rugby scrum of type bars. These Tweens dug typing, and we went way over schedule. Michael Ardito of Hometown Business Machines helped with crowd control, brought a stack of his typewriters and gave out a lot of cards. He also answered some typewriter history and technology questions from the kids. Numerous parents had whispered Xmas present conversations, about which we can say no more, nudge, nudge, wink-wink!
This young man comes from a typewriter-equipped home; he set to and immediately began a chapter story.
This is about the fifth set of typers we had on the machines–and we had a blast. Thanks to one and all.
Here’s a group pic of tomorrow’s typists!
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Tagged as a pleasant afternoon of manual typing, Daily Typing
April 21, 2013 · 8:30 pm
Filed under Blickensderfer No. 7, Manhattan Type-IN, manual typewriter, Olivetti Lettera 32, Olympia SF Cursive, Olympia SM 3, Olympia SM7, public typewriting, Remington typewriter, Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Type-IN
April 21, 2013 · 10:01 am
April 20, 2013 · 8:43 pm
Okay, hope for a nice showing at the Type-IN NYC tomorrow!