What an amazing time! This type-in might have even been better than the one back in January. The librarians and I worked together to make this a great and fun experience for everyone. Thank you so much to them! They also took count of all the attendees, and approximately a whopping 100 people came! That has to be the best part of it all. Of course, it would only have been only a small fraction of that total if Bill Wahl at the Mesa Typewriter Exchange didn’t do such a great job of telling people about it. And so to him, I thank greatly. These are just some of the great pictures that I got of the event:
(I found it uncanny how in the front, there are two typewriters brought by different people that seem to mirror each other)
I didn’t get a picture of this, but the main tables of typewriters filled up so quickly, the librarians had to set up a couple of other separate tables just to host the other typewriters that kept on coming. Among some of the fantastic typewriters that made an appearance, was the ever so popular Music Writer that Bill brought.
There were also a few other unique machines, such as this brown Smith-Corona:
One of my favorite machines someone brought was this lipstick red Corona. You don’t find many of these anymore.
A fun activity that the librarians assembled with this contraption was a button making station, where attendees could type something on a little circle of paper, and then it would be transformed into a pin for wearing:
Also, special thanks to Ted, the Typewriter Munk, for bringing in the Type-In banner. It really isn’t a type-in without it.
The raffle was very popular, as well. Many people wanted to win that electric typewriter.
Congratulations, by the way, to the winners!
I believe that pretty much sums it up. I hear there’s going to be a large type-in at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix on June 24th, at the First Draft Book Bar. I know I’m going to be there.
Other than that, thank you for a great type-in, and as always, be sure to stay tuned for other typewriter news!