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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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsTypewriter Key Necklace
 
4.4

(based on 129 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (85)
  • Good length (71)
  • Unique (56)
  • Versatile (34)
  • Meaningful (28)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (108)
  • Office (28)
  • Going out (24)
  • Dress up or down (16)
  • Dates / night out (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (52), Classic style (46), Modern (46), Stylish (44), Career (39)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (58), No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cute and Novel Conversation Piece

Pendant clasp: Looks like this same pendant is also sold as charm bracelet product? The clasp on it gets stuck on the chain and I often have to adjust it to get it back...Read complete review

Pendant clasp: Looks like this same pendant is also sold as charm bracelet product? The clasp on it gets stuck on the chain and I often have to adjust it to get it back to the V of my neckline. A different chain may resolve this issue but I would have preferred a total round clasp like that on a keychain. I guess the flipside is, if I ever want to wear it as a charm, I can easily hook/clasp it onto the bracelet chain. I also wish the actual key had more history regarding what typewriter and what circa. When people notice the charm, they ask what it is (or what my name is) and when I tell them it's from an antique typewriter, they want to know more and I don't have any info except it was from the 20,30 or 40's.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I think it was very hard to tell that this is a typewriter key. It's deeply embedded in the silver, so it loses the typewrite aspect. Also, the clasp on mine doesn't completely...Read complete review

I think it was very hard to tell that this is a typewriter key. It's deeply embedded in the silver, so it loses the typewrite aspect. Also, the clasp on mine doesn't completely close. And my final complaint, since it doesn't look like a typewriter key, I wish there were some kind of little write-up by the artist explaining it. This is a gift and I'm not as excited to give it as I normally would be with an Uncommongoods gift.

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5.0

I would buy this product again.

By 

from North Carolina

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

  • Chain was not high quality.

Best Uses

  • Dress Up or Down

Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

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

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

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

By 

from Greenfield, MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
     
    3.0

    Necklace disappointed

    By 

    from San Antonio

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Hangs Crookedly

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Office

    Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
     
    5.0

    For the readers/old school typists in your life!

    By 

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

      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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Very Nice

      By 

      from Farmington Hills, MMI

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

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

        Service and delivery comments:

        The level of service with Uncommon Goods is just perfection. Levels above any other online retailer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Wonderful Gift for your reader friends!

        By 

        from Long Beach, CA

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Lovely idea for seniors who typed

          By 

          from Norfolk, VA

          About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Retired Senior

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Brought Back Good Memorie
          • Good Quality
          • Had To Have It
          • Like Effect Of Necklace
          • Makes Me Feel Younger
          • Meaningful
          • Pendant Stays Put
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Difficult To Clasp
          • Necklace Too Short
          • Too Short
          • Will Buy Additional Chain

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Would Wear As Casual

          Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Aspiring Writer Teenaged Niece Loves It!

          By 

          from Kobe, Japan

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Meaningful
          • Pretty
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

            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!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

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

            By 

            from Plymouth Meeting, PA

            About Me Classic, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Excellent Quality and great packaging

              By 

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Typewriter Key Necklace:

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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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