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A Virtual Herman's wouldn't be an event without a welcome from Herman Price. Further, we will make a few announcements and highlight the day's events.
Typewriter Dealer, Enthusiast, and Collector. Webmaster of The Antikey Chop site.
Kelye Kneeland is a typewriter artist, teacher and traveler. She uses vintage typewriters to create portraits of cultural icons and everyday people in her life.
How to Get Started Making Typewriter Videos
Joe Van Cleave
Many typewriter collectors want to begin communicating their knowledge and passion through the medium of video, but don’t know how to get started. In this presentation, YouTube content creator Joe Van Cleave will offer a primer in video production technology oriented for the novice, including acquiring essential gear on a budget, such as cameras, microphones, lenses and lighting; video editing software; how to create a short video production; tips for communicating effectively in the medium of video; how to get started in YouTube.
The Rebuilt Typewriter Business Explored using Historic Photographs, Artifacts and Ephemera
The factory rebuilt typewriter appeared both earlier and more broadly than is commonly assumed today. This presentation will explore the operational aspects of this industry and its impact on manufacturers as well as buyers.
Unplug Typewriter Company Pasta: The Ingredients That Make Us
Meagan explains how she embarked upon this journey by leaving her former career behind and opening a typewriter business from scratch. She will explain the dynamics and outline the lessons she learned operating a full-time internet based Typewriter Shop. Learn about the journey and what daily life is like operating a typewriter business in 2022.
Tools of the Trade
No job is possible without the proper tools, and no job is ever "easy" without the right tools. Whether you're a tinkerer on a budget, or an experienced mechanic, I hope to shed some light on the streamlined essentials of typewriter repair. I will cover the basic tools you'll need to get started, the more advanced tools for quality repair, and the specialty tools for specialized jobs. I will also discuss the different types of tools, general prices, places to find them, why they are useful, and brief demonstrations when needed.
The Making of The Typewriter Revolution: A New Exhibition on Typewriters at the National Museum of Scotland.
The Typewriter Revolution exhibition, which opened at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh in July 2021, examines the social and technological impact of typewriters from the mid-nineteenth century to their continued use and popularity in the twenty-first century. James Inglis, whose PhD research has made up a large part of the content of this exhibition, will talk through his work as a curator on the project. This will include a discussion of the initial drafts for the exhibition; the choice of objects and images; design themes for the gallery space; and notable collaborations with typewriter collectors and typewriter artists. There will also be a chance to take a closer look at some of the Scottish themed displays, such as the story of John J Brady, an engineer who worked at the Olivetti factory in Glasgow from the 1950s to the 1980s.
A Herman's Favorite! Visit to review typewriter beauties from across the globe. Voting will open following the typewriter gallery presentations.
Continuing the afternoon of Herman's Favorites ... Join us for the Typing Contest. Select your fastest typewriter, do those finger exercises, and get ready to type against the finest talent across the globe.
Spend time with the family, enjoy a meal, or catch up on the auction sites to see what you missed!
25+ Typewriter Vendors will have their virtual shops open for you to visit, learn about their products, services, or passions. Three scheduled session for you to attend with ample time in to browse all shops. Vendor Fair information will be posted on VH2 website and Facebook during the week of January 17-21st.
Those in the know ... party late into the night or day. For many of our global visitors it is early Sunday Morning/Afternoon!