I doubt that any secretary from the 1970's era would have guessed that the typewriter in her office would become a vintage collectible in her lifetime, let alone that the very keys she typed on would become fashionable vintage typewriter jewelry! It's a clever idea and crafty folks are creating some beautiful necklaces, bracelets, rings, cufflinks, earrings, pendants and other forms of jewelry accessories from these vintage typewriters. The "type keys" on the older antique machines are particularly stunning and look great as jewelry! Choosing your name initials is quite popular, or even fun words like "shift" or "caps lock" are popular right along with symbols like the "?" and "$" signs and sometimes full names or short sayings spelled out!
Jewelry aside, Antique and vintage typewriters in working condition have recently become quite popular amongst both collectors and hobbyists alike. There are still a good many of these old machines hiding out there. Day after day and week after week, folks are cleaning house and finding these treasured collectibles in their parents and grandparents attics, basements and garages.
Often they are in great condition because the portables usually came with a case, protecting the machine parts from dust and dirt. Imagine the excitement of finding an old Adler, Fox or Remington in perfect working condition! For a collector this would be like hitting the lottery. For most of the people finding these forgotten treasures, it's just an old typewriter. They will list it on eBay or Craigslist or sell it at a yard sale, never really knowing or caring what they had just given up. But that's great news for those of us who are seeking one of these beauty's for our collection or display!
We've organized on our site a huge selection of vintage typewriters, parts, accessories and jewelry made from these machines, and all at big savings! Everything is organized nice and neat so you can find the items you need fast! New items are added everyday as they become available so be sure to bookmark us and check back often. Please be sure to take a look at our informative articles we've posted for all of you antique typewriter collectors! Jewelry buyers might like knowing a little typewriter history too! It is amazing what a huge industry this was and how historic and innovative each company was in their contributions to the then modern day writing machine and the American labor force!
Finding parts for your machine can be difficult in your local town but thanks to the Internet and sites like ours, it couldn't be easier! Do you have an old Wellington, Columbia, Kappel or Blickensderfer that you simply can't find ribbon or parts for? Chances are good you'll find what you need right here. For those hard to find models and brands it may take a few tries but you will usually find it listed in a short time. For more common brands such as Royal, Remington, Underwood, LC Smith Corona, Corona, and Olympia, you'll likely find what you need right now and at a low bargain price!
Are you a crafter? Are you thinking of making typewriter jewelry from vintage typewriter keys but don't know where to find the parts? We've organized a great selection of key pads and parts from these old machines that you can purchase to make your own typewriter jewelry. Perhaps you already design and create this type of jewelry and have a difficult time keeping up with the letter keys? You'll always find a nice selection of these much needed keys posted on our site at great savings!
Whether you are an antique vintage typewriter collector, a jewelry maker or a jewelry wearer, you'll find we have you covered from all directions. If it's related to vintage typewriters, you will likely find it here. There's truly never been a better time to get in on this exciting hobby! Right now inventory is high and prices low. In time, these beautiful machines will become scarce and of course, prices will rise. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! These vintage typewriters were a huge part of American history. Whether in jewelry form or displayed in your den on an antique desk, typewriters are a unique and important piece of American memorabilia!