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This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Great Time At NYC Type-In





Out host Mike in the front right




One hundred and twenty-six years of typewriter experience.

Typing contest won by Matt "Flying Fingers" Cidoni.

                                                                    That's All Folks!

14 comments:

  1. This looks like a wonderful success!

    I'm not surprised that Matt won the typing contest--he blew away everyone when he participated over Skype in a typing contest at my house a couple of years ago.

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  2. added your report to the listing for the NY type-in, and added your flyer for the Greater Boston Spring Type-Out to the type-in.org page!

    You guys may have just concentrated the most typewriter repairmen that have been gathered together in one place since sometime last century :D

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    1. Thanks a million Ted! It was fun to meet older, more experienced repairmen. Gramercy Typewriter is a legendary repair shop in Manhattan. The owner Paul was telling us that Tom Hanks drops by when he's in town. Too Cool!

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  3. Very cool! I sense the energy, and the theater lobby venue has loads of character. I agree with Richard, no surprise that Matt won the speed typing contest. I remember his Typewriter Day video, unbelievable.

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  4. Great post! I laughed hard at the mention of our insulting each other part

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  5. Man I really wanted to go! What neighborhood was it in?

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    1. The Type-In was at Theater 80 on St. Marks Place in the East Village section of Greenwich Village.

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  6. Drastic fantastic! Super event and thanks for reporting!! from the other side of the pond, greetings!!

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  7. Type-In or trade convention? Great photos and thanks for sharing the experience.

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    1. Very funny Rob! The other two guys don't type. I was there as a participant with my Remington Five but I know I wasn't good enough to compete in the speed typing contest.

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  8. Thanks for your comments everyone. I'm sure Mike and maybe Matt will post pictures and stories too.

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  9. Great story and great venue too. Small, cosy and typewritery. Little room for anything other than people and their typewriters, just the way it should be!

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  10. Ever used a USB Typewriter? manual typewriter with a conversion to connect via USB to your computer or sit the iPad in the carriage and type directly onto its screen.

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