Perfect for the design and font nerd in your life! These intriguingly shaped pendants are real vintage brass linotype matrices.
A Linotype machine, "Called the Eighth Wonder of the World by Thomas Edison, revolutionized printing and society". It is a "line casting" machine that produced a line of type from hot metal via a keyboard as opposed to hand setting each character into a composing stick from drawers and drawers of type - a giant leap for newsprint! The matrices themselves are the molds for the letter forms from which each character is cast.
Each one has a very tiny letter shape on the thin edge - let me know if you are looking for a specific letter and I'll see if I have it.
Actual feedback from someone who bought one of these necklaces: "Merchant went above and beyond the call of duty to make this item available and to ship internationally around the holidays. The item was exactly as promised, and loved by the gift recipient as much as was anticipated".
This necklace is a popular 32" length - the chain is about 31" plus the length of the pendant = 32". I've added a cute triple bead accent on the side.The chain floats through the jump ring, so the triple bead accent can be moved around as desired.
The Linotype recently came into the limelight with the release of "Linotype: The Film" a feature length documentary that has become quite popular:
Please note that the last photo shows two different necklaces - this listing is for the LONG pendant necklace. Let me know if you prefer a shorter one.
I *just* acquired a whole bunch of these matrices, so it's very likely that I will have just the number, symbol or letter you are looking for!