Typewriter Key Necklace

Full of character, this pendant is handmade from vintage typewriter keys set in sterling silver.
created by

Ward Wallau

$70.00

Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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To the Letter

This necklace is a fun, stately accessory for any type of person. With your choice of vintage typewriter key set in sterling silver on a sterling silver ball chain, the necklace brings back the simple charm of typewriters from days of old. Choose any letter. Handmade in the USA and Mexico from authentic typewriter keys of the 20's, 30's and 40's.


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MX

Made in Mexico

Ward Wallau

created by

Ward Wallau

location

California

Disappointed when the MTA filled in the "Y" cutout of their classic subway tokens, Ward Wallau was inspired to find a fun way to incorporate the unaltered tokens into cufflinks. He wanted to prove to the MTA that the original tokens were worthy of celebrating and repurposing and, after 11 years of "no," Ward became the first licensee of the New York City MTA. Since that time, this "authenticity hound," has assembled and grew his team of artisans, production staff, and authenticators in Berkeley, California, where they re-imagine nostalgic artifacts as unique gifts that tell a story. Ward loves breathing new life into things that already exist, be it letterpress blocks, a wooden seat from Wrigley Field, or a bat broken at a Major League baseball game. "This business is ever-challenging, dynamic, and satisfying," he says. "It's not a good day if you don't learn something new!"

Handmade Recycled
Made from
metal, reclaimed materials
Measurements
chain: 18" L, pendant: .5"
Notes
Chain: sterling silver
Item ID
13344

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UncommonGoodsTypewriter Key Necklace
 
4.4

(based on 128 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (84)
  • Good length (71)
  • Unique (55)
  • Versatile (34)
  • Meaningful (27)

Cons

  • Difficult to clasp (4)
  • Too short (4)
  • Poor workmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (108)
  • Office (28)
  • Going out (24)
  • Dress up or down (15)
  • Dates / night out (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (52), Modern (46), Classic style (45), Stylish (44), Career (39)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (57), No (19)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (9), Other (7), Birthday (5)

Reviewed by 128 customers

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5.0

classy + funky

By 

from nederland, co

About Me Modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dazzles
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Office

    Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

    bought as gift for boyfriend's sister - she loves it! cute & funky - could be dressed up or down. stylish piece

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    As good as it looks

    By 

    from Santa Barbara

    About Me Career

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Charming and simple

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

      a necklace that can be worn with anything and anywhere

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      nice, but overpriced

      By 

      from boston, ma

      About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

        this necklace reminds me of my baby on days i go into the office. as with most things on this site, i like it - just wish it was a little more affordable.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Meets expectations - very fun item

        By 

        from San Diego

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

        I bought this necklace as a gift so I don't know how it is holding up, but upon receipt it looked great. I didn't like the ball-style chain, so I unclipped the pendant and put it on a more traditional silver chain. As someone else mentioned, I would have liked it if it came with some kind of box or tag that explained that it was a typewriter key- would have made it a better gift.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        2.0

        Great idea - not durable

        By 

        from Irvine, Ca

        About Me Modern, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cool idea

        Cons

        • Poor end to end connector

        Best Uses

        • Whenever

        Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

        Neat idea[...] I believe the necklace will easily come apart again and again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Good little necklace.

        By 

        from NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

            Good idea. The type key looks very unique. I like the clasp on the pendant, because I had to change the chain (the one it comes with is a little banal). Overall I like this necklace and wear it quite often.

             
            5.0

            Cool and Sentimental!

            By 

            from Columbia, MO

            About Me Modern, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Stunning
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Difficult To Clasp

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

            Love these necklaces! I bought two - an initial for each of my two children. I wear them everyday since my son started kindergarten. They are cute and cool! Even the fifth graders have completed me on them! My way of showing I am a proud MOM!

             
            5.0

            Very clever and well-made

            By 

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Classic, Modern

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Quality
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Office

              Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

              I love the fact that this is a reuse of a vintage item. It is truly unique and a great conversation starter. Great for people in education, journalism, etc. Also, the design is very practical with a latch on the pendant.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I received this in just a couple of days - very fast delivery!

               
              5.0

              The Write Necklace

              By 

              from Sesser, IL

              About Me Artistic, Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Original
              • Stunning

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

                The weight of this product is perfect for everyday wear. It's been the topic of conversation at my office for the last few weeks. The chain is very sturdy and a good length. If you want a conversation piece or a great gift, this will delight any writers or artistic friends.

                 
                5.0

                Great for the woman who has it all

                By 

                from Woodstock, Georgia

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Office

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

                  Bought this for my mother-in-law who loves jewelry. Had it delivered wrapped which was great. It would have been nice if the company had enclosed an explanation for what it was; vintage typewriter key. She loved it!!! Score points for me!! Thanks, Melanie Hogue

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