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Old 07-05-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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I am doing three heritage cookbooks for my daughter, daughter-in-law and me. The three sections are for my grandmother, my mother, and me. Introductory pages are all similar, except for slight "timely" changes. One such change is typewriter key stickers that spell out "heritage." Grandma's page has Nostalgiques antique gold round keys, Mom's has the same but in black. What I'm looking for are either stickers or cuttable clipart keys that look like they're from a 1960's vintage typewriter. (Yep; I'm old enough to have used an Underwood portable in college.)

Does anyone know of a source for such an item?

And, while I'm asking, computer key stickers or clipart might be nice too, in case the two younger women want to continue with their own pages in the cookbooks.

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Old 07-05-2010, 01:03 PM   #2
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I can't help with the typewriter keys. However I write a lot of computer software documentation and I use this website which has free images of every key. They are separate images so it would be easy to spell things out.

They are high resolution as they are designed for printing, just be sure to click the download link and NOT save as on the image on the screen, which is low resolution.

http://www.techonthenet.com/clipart/keyboard/

Hope this will encourage new generations to jump in!
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:23 PM   #3
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Frantic Stamper has some domed typewriter key stickers, $5 a sheet. A little pricey but you might be able to find the same brand/sheet of stickers someplace else. Fran is awesome to shop with though. Scroll down until you see them.

http://www.franticstamper.com/collage.htm

For printable ones, here are some images you can buy. It's more cost-effective because it's $2.99 for the files and you can print as many as you want. If you size them to .5" you can use a half inch punch to punch them out instead of cutting.

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?n...uct_id=1057384
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I found more download ones:

RUBBER NATION has two sets. HERE is the first set and HERE is the second set.
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Thanks! I'll check all the sites both of you mentioned. Since I'm "writing" heritage three times, I tend to run out of e's if I don't get two sticker sets.

Will let you know....
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Tim Holtz and 7 Gypsies have stickers in that style. I have some really old ones from
Paper Wishes (Hot Off the Press) but you could check their catalog and see if they are still available. Your books sound wonderful!
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Okay--

Lynn--the computer keys worked fine in drag-and-drop on my Mac, and are saved for the daughter and DIL pages. Just right.

Nikki--I'm looking for the square 50s-60s vintage keys. (They gotta be out there somewhere.) The round ones pre-date even MY long-ago high school & college days! But the sites you sent me to are just great, and I've bookmarked all of them for future needs.

Thanks to you both!
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Perhaps you could look at the free font sites. I've seen a lot of fonts of keyboard keys and typewriter keys on the various sites.
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Okay--

Lynn--the computer keys worked fine in drag-and-drop on my Mac, and are saved for the daughter and DIL pages. Just right.

Nikki--I'm looking for the square 50s-60s vintage keys. (They gotta be out there somewhere.) The round ones pre-date even MY long-ago high school & college days! But the sites you sent me to are just great, and I've bookmarked all of them for future needs.

Thanks to you both!
Can you tell I grew up attached to a computer? I remember taking a typing test when I was 19 (10 years ago!) and they made me use a real typewriter. It got to the end of the line and dinged and I asked "How do I make it shut up and keep typing?"

Needless to say, I failed the test. While I can type 100+ words a minute on a computer, I'm a very slow 15 WPM on a typewriter. I was so embarrassed I haven't used one again. LOL!

I'll keep an eye out for the square ones
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Ah, Nikki, you haven't lived until you have TYPED a 10-page term paper, having to guesstimate how much bottom margin to leave for footnotes, with carbon paper because copiers--like computers--were a thing of the future. Oh, how we poor elders suffered in our "uphill both ways" youth.

(And don't feel bad about the typing test: my daughter and I once went to look at a used car for her and we standard transmission types had to ask the salesman how to get the automatic out of park.)

I have found, after wading through 46 pages of a Google image search, a page of square keys that look enough like the keys I learned on and used.

Thanks for helping me search; I appreciate the time you took from your crafting to help me out!
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Can you tell I grew up attached to a computer? I remember taking a typing test when I was 19 (10 years ago!) and they made me use a real typewriter. It got to the end of the line and dinged and I asked "How do I make it shut up and keep typing?"

Needless to say, I failed the test. While I can type 100+ words a minute on a computer, I'm a very slow 15 WPM on a typewriter. I was so embarrassed I haven't used one again. LOL!

I'll keep an eye out for the square ones
This made me laugh. I learned to type on an old typewriter. Then when we went to electric it was OMG! Then when computers came in common use, I could type so fast on them, that I would crash it because I typed too fast. I could type about 65wpm on the old typewriter. I did a typing test on a job interview on one of the old electrics (which were still a little cumbersome) and was at 115wpm. I think I only type about 80wpm now, but I don't "type" very often anymore.

Bluespruce: I remember those days. I wasn't in college yet, but I had to type essays for high school. I remember handing in a paper that I stayed up all night typing and there was one paragraph that my fingers had shifted over one key, so it was all gobledy gook. No spell check in those days either...
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Ah, Nikki, you haven't lived until you have TYPED a 10-page term paper, having to guesstimate how much bottom margin to leave for footnotes, with carbon paper because copiers--like computers--were a thing of the future. Oh, how we poor elders suffered in our "uphill both ways" youth.

(And don't feel bad about the typing test: my daughter and I once went to look at a used car for her and we standard transmission types had to ask the salesman how to get the automatic out of park.)

I have found, after wading through 46 pages of a Google image search, a page of square keys that look enough like the keys I learned on and used.

Thanks for helping me search; I appreciate the time you took from your crafting to help me out!
I would have gone crazy! I need Word to check my spelling and grammar for me, besides the fact that it was dang tough to get those keys pushed down all the way so it would hit the paper hard enough that the letter would show up...what a pain in the neck!

I couldn't believe, that being able to type 100 WPM on my "just ok" days, I could only do 15 on a typewriter. I then asked the typing test lady "Well who uses a typewriter anymore? It's 1999! Not 1900!" and she just glared at me. Oy.

That made me laugh about the car! I'm glad you found the square keys, and you're welcome
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This made me laugh. I learned to type on an old typewriter. Then when we went to electric it was OMG! Then when computers came in common use, I could type so fast on them, that I would crash it because I typed too fast. I could type about 65wpm on the old typewriter. I did a typing test on a job interview on one of the old electrics (which were still a little cumbersome) and was at 115wpm. I think I only type about 80wpm now, but I don't "type" very often anymore.

Bluespruce: I remember those days. I wasn't in college yet, but I had to type essays for high school. I remember handing in a paper that I stayed up all night typing and there was one paragraph that my fingers had shifted over one key, so it was all gobledy gook. No spell check in those days either...

My mom told me that she thought she had failed me somehow, never making me learn to use a real typewriter! LOL!

I was apparently a great source of amusement for the other workers at the testing center (it was in college). The lady giving me the test did not find me funny, but the others were cracking up. At one point I muttered "It sounds like it's going to freakin explode" because of the bang bang bang of the keys. Then I stopped and spun it around to see if something was in there making the noise....and then I heard the muffled chuckles and figured out that was probably the normal noise.

What's a girl to do, right? I didn't want to be a secretary anyway. LOL!! And I stand by my statement - what job would make me use a typewriter?!? I was in the art program and in web development - not office management. I typed fast enough that I could code at warp speed, and the only thing I'd be using a typewriter for would be to take it apart and make something out of the keys (trust me, I would've.)
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I would have gone crazy! I need Word to check my spelling and grammar for me, besides the fact that it was dang tough to get those keys pushed down all the way so it would hit the paper hard enough that the letter would show up...what a pain in the neck!

I couldn't believe, that being able to type 100 WPM on my "just ok" days, I could only do 15 on a typewriter. I then asked the typing test lady "Well who uses a typewriter anymore? It's 1999! Not 1900!" and she just glared at me. Oy.

That made me laugh about the car! I'm glad you found the square keys, and you're welcome
I was an English major, so I still don't use Spellcheck--it really isn't all that reliable because it doesn't catch homophones (hear/here) among other drawbacks.

Been using a computer, though, since early 1980s, and don't miss typewriters at all. And I do notice my husband STILL pounds the computer keyboard, as if it's an old manual typewriter....
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... And I do notice my husband STILL pounds the computer keyboard, as if it's an old manual typewriter....
My husband does this when the computer isn't doing what he thinks it should be doing. Like hitting it is going to persuade it to do things his way.
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I know it's probably too late, but if you go to ScrapVillage they have free fonts - click on the link, until you see the font "Betsey Flannigan" - it looks like a square tpyewriter font, best part is you can just type out the word and cut them out, or use it on Digi Pages really easily!
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