A dear friend has been asking us to make her a pair of typewriter earrings with exclamation points. To her dismay, we couldn't find the right keys for her.
Our children have been begging for a trip to LegoLand so our families met up in San Diego last weekend. Again, she reminded me of her wishlist. I still didn't have an answer for her. That is until the return trip home.
Southwest Airlines had an interesting article about exclamation points! It turns out that particular punctuation mark wasn't introduced until 1970. Because all of our keys come from Smith Corona typewriters from the 30's and 40's, they didn't include exclamation points.
We can do a lot special requests. Orders like that make Marco's day. But dealing with vintage handmade jewelry, we are at the whim of history.