Sunday, November 11th, 2018 was the 2nd Phoenix Changing Hands Type-in, and I had a great time. There was a wider range of diverse machines. Even a Hermes 2000 that typed completely in Hebrew made an appearance!
Some of the diverse machines included one I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting before: this lovely Remington 666- truly a pleasure to type on. Using this machine was such an ease, I almost checked the back to see if it had a plug, resembling an electric!
Most of the usuals were there- Bill spreading his typewriter repair knowledge to each and every machine that needed tuning up, Ted, handing out pamphlets for the Typewriter Database while hanging up the famous type-in banner, and of course, the Daily Platen himself, keeping the entire event in check. Sadly Joe could not make an appearance, but through the comment section on various blogs, he made it clear he was with us there in spirit.
Poems on Demand made an appearance, typing up a true original to anyone who asked. I approached the poet and asked for a poem about goats, my favorite animal, and the result is what follows:
Lovely pieces of art created by the keys of a typewriter were proudly presented in between machines:
That wraps up most of the main news for the event. Without further ado, presented below is a video and some pictures that caught the type-in in action:
Sadly though, the time came, and I had to pack up my machines until my next type-in on December 8th.
I did not leave though, without some souvenirs! The Daily Platen passed out numerous First Draft Book Bar stickers, and I was able to snatch up a few, to slap on my cases!
I’m not done yet, though. As a typewriter blogger, it’s my duty to inform you of each and every type-in in Arizona, even if it does compete with my own. On December 8th, from 11:00- 2:00, there will be the first ever type-in at Union Coffee with a holiday theme.
I wish I could go, but obviously I will be busy with my own type-in at the Chandler Sunset Library at the same time. See you there!