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Shift Lock is for Shaped - Finally found your calling, confirmed that tough decision, made a big commitment? Proud of someone for doing just that? The potential meanings for this key are endless. . .Clack! Strike! Whir! The antique brass and iron Corona typewriter clatters as fingers scatter across the keys, pressing hard against each character to lift the bar that will emboss the page with a soft, inky letter. Long before keyboards were plugged into the towers of technology, writing was done on the mechanical keys of typewriters which streamed ink ribbons across a sheet of paper as one wrote. Jack Kerouac wrote on such a typewriter, just as the secretaries of Mad Men transcribe notes on a similar device. Recycled from such a typewriter, one can imagine that this key, this particular letter, might have belonged to Virginia Woolf, or James Joyce, or any other twentieth century writer you can dream up. Imagine the fingertip that caressed this particular key. What must she have written? What might he have had to say? With this key - you can tell the world you have locked in your plan!

All of my keys are authentic, vintage typewriter keys dating back to the early 1900's and they are all one of a kind and wonderfully unique. *They are not replicas*.

An oxidized sterling silver box chain with a sturdy lobster claw clasp, pictured in the fourth photo, is available for $19.00 here:

If you don't see the letter or number you want in my shop or want a custom order, ‘convo’ me and I will let you know the availability, cost and turnaround time. Pieces are being completed daily.

You will not receive the exact typewriter key in the picture above as this is my first and is part of my personal collection. It will be the same key from another typewriter with similar aging and font which is pictured above. I try hard to keep these differences limited but the vintage nature of my items make them all one of a kind and special to YOU!

All items are sent in my signature teresadeleen gift box perfect for gift giving.

Shift Lock is for Shaped - Vintage typewriter key pendant

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silver ball chain, silver bail, vintage typewriter key, bare hands
  • Feedback: 289 reviews
  • Ships from Washington, United States to select countries.