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"
Ingredients
Notes
Chain: sterling silver
Item ID
13344

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I would buy this product again.

5

The recipient loved the necklace. It was a perfect thank-you gift for her.

North Carolina

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This necklace was absolutely our granddaughter's "type"!

5

This was a Christmas gift for our granddaughter. We bought it for its uniqueness and because I actually am old enough to have used manual typewriters. We were also pretty sure no one else would have one. She loved it.

Greenfield, MA

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Necklace disappointed

3

I previously gave this necklace 5 stars. Sadly, after gifting this great necklace to my sister, I have to revise my review down to 3 stars. The chain, which is lovely, and which I love, doesn't permit the necklace to hang straight and keeps getting all catawampus and veering off to one side. My sister finally had to switch to a different chain so she wasn't forever adjusting. I'm very sad about this. It's a shame. I will still recommend this. Maybe it will hang straight on others.

San Antonio

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For the readers/old school typists in your life!

5

This is the second such necklace I have purchased. I got this as a gift for my sister when I visit. We both took typing in school when actual typewriters were used, and were very good! She was the better typist, and I am hoping this will remind her and bring back fond memories. The first one I purchased was for my daughter-in-law, who is the managing editor for a major newspaper. Of course she could relate!

San Antonio, TX

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Very Nice

5

Very unique and nice piece of jewelry. Recipient LOVES it!

Farmington Hills, MMI

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Wonderful Gift for your reader friends!

5

This was a gift to my book-loving niece who also loves to write! She just loved it and raved about it to the whole family.

Long Beach, CA

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Lovely idea for seniors who typed

5

Received pendant on time in a lovely box. Will wear it alot. As mentioned, will purchase longer necklace so will have choice of length and it can be worn with any type of blouse or top. Really brought back good memories. In my day learning to type on a manual was a real accomplishment. Thanks Uncommongoods.

Norfolk, VA

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Aspiring Writer Teenaged Niece Loves It!

5

I was searching for something to inspire/encourage/help my teenaged niece who is currently writing her own book. She is typically difficult to buy for - as with all teens and not particularly girly but as I searched for actual practical writer's gifts, I came across this and I thought she could wear it as a reminder that she IS a writer even during the times when she might doubt herself and her craft. Happy to report that she seems to love it!

Kobe, Japan

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As soon as I opened it I knew I was ordering it for myself

5

I bought as a gift for a friend. I was excited to give it to her. I loved the chain and how strong the clasp was that hooked the letter to chain. It is such a unique piece of jewlwery.

Plymouth Meeting, PA

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Excellent Quality and great packaging

5

Excellent product, shipped on time and very good packaging for gift giving.

Houston, TX

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Typewriter Key Necklace

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