«salvaged typewriters and keys»
typewriters are getting hard to find on the
sidewalk. You can sometimes find a good price in antique
stores though, due to low demand. Each key above has
a round chrome frame that holds a glass cover in place
over paper dots printed with each character. Three tabs
on the frame bend around the arm of the keyboard, anchoring
it to the typewriter, making them very hard to pry off.
New glass keys are sold in designer stores as cuff
Cast plastic buttons from another piece of office equipment
with an uncertain future, the electric adding
machine. Surely, there must be an adding machine
appreciation club out there somewhere. View the pins
& buttons gallery at dotpattern for other related
The highest value on the keys of this salaged cash register
(to the right) only amounts to $9.99, when a loaf of
bread must have cost 5¢.
|Finally, television channel
knobs from the 50's. The great thing about
these channel switchers is they never get lost
in the couch because they are attached to the
television set. Incredible low-tech solution
to a common problem.