New England QWERTY Festival

For the first New England QWERTY Festival, held at the *amazing* Museum of Printingย in Haverhill, MA, we got to type poems and totally geek out on all the amazing exhibits and presentations. It was a day of typewriter heaven. ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Responses to “New England QWERTY Festival”

  1. Marilyn A. Lasek

    Drats! Curses! I didn’t know about the QWERTY Festival. And Haverhill is not far away from Boston. Ugh. And I just saw Tom Furrier this week (he didn’t mention it, but did show me the poem he got from Sean – I do have it in your book, but it was nice to see the original). Please please put me on your email list for ANY events you are doing in New England! I seem to be behind the 8 Ball when it comes to keeping up with typewriter events. Although, I am hoping to catch our own BTO in concert TWICE this fall!
    Are you doing the Antiquarian Book Fair in November??
    All the best,
    Marilyn (2 Hermes, 1 Underwood, 1 Remington, a Smith Corona disguised as a “Sears,” and an odd one with strange keys)

    • Rodeoster

      Hi Marilyn — Thanks so much, and yes sorry we missed you at the QWERTY fest! You are now on our mailing list. ๐Ÿ™‚ And your typewriter collection sounds excellent!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Alas we won’t be doing the Boston Antiquarian in November this year, but hope to be back in New England fairly soon — hopefully for some more events next summer! Yours in poetry and typewriters, — The Rodeo crew

  2. Gary Greene

    Hi! I’m trying to learn more about a typewriter table that I recently acquired and would greatly appreciate your help! It’s nearly identical to the few I’ve seen together with a Sholes and Glidden/Remington No. 1, except: the name “Densmore” (James Densmore, I presume!) is inscribed across the bottom on both sides, on the outside; instead of two connecting bars on the bottom, there is one; there is no treadle (maybe one was attached once, not sure, but it doesn’t seem so, since I think you’d need an outer bar to connect); there is also an approx. 5″ articulating arm at the top, I’m guessing for a table extension. Included that, bc I did not always see it on other models.
    I’m of course hopeful that this could be on the rare side, but also honestly want to pinpoint its origins for curiosity sake. I may want to list it, or I may decide to clean/preserve the piece, add a glass top and enjoy.
    Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated!
    Gary Greene

    • Rodeoster

      Hi Gary! Thanks so much for your message — alas, we don’t know very much about the tables used with typewriters, just the typewriters themselves. But we would suggest you contact Greg Fudacz at the antique typewriters shop called The Antikey Chop (his display is in one of the photos above). He great, super-nice, and very knowledgable about all things typewriters. ๐Ÿ™‚ His website is and his email is at the bottom of that page ( Best of luck! — The Rodeo crew