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Typewriter enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas.A documentary on typewriters featuring Tom Hanks and musician John Mayer is set for release this summer.Renewed interest began around 10 years ago when small pockets of typewriter enthusiasts came together online, said Richard Polt, a Xavier University philosophy professor and author of "The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century". Since then, the base of fans has dramatically grown, and various public events have been organized around the typewriter.Hanks owns about 270 typewriters but often gives them away to people who show an interest.One way the typewriter craze is growing is through organized "type-ins" – meet-ups in public places where typewriter fans try different vintage machines. During a type-in at Albuquerque soul food restaurant Nexus Brewery, around three dozen fans took turns clicking the keys of an Italian-made 1964 Olivetti Lettera 32 and a 1947 Royal KMM, among others.
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