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G4ZPY PADDLE KEYS INTERNATIONAL
THE WORLD's LEADING MORSE KEY MANUFACTURER.
"QUALITY RATHER THAN QUANTITY"
This part of my Website is devoted to my favourite, G4ZPY Morse keys. I have "borrowed" the few lines and picture above from the official G4ZPY website.
Having owned/used and tried a variety of different keys, the key I use most is a beautiful little Classic G4ZPY twin paddle key. As the key is brass it does require polishing on a regular basis. I have included a picture further down the page with photos of a few other G4ZPY keys.
G4ZPY Paddle Keys International is a British manufacturer of hand made Morse keys and paddles. It is run by Gordon (G4ZPY) and Brenda. The business is based in Ormskirk, Lancashire, U.K.
The G4ZPY single, twin and VHS (Very High Speed) paddle keys come in a variety of types and finishes. Here is a summary of the different versions. The Standard versions have the cable "hard" wired to the key. The Deluxe and VHS versions have a 3.5mm jack socket fitted to the back of the key to enable the connecting lead to be unplugged. The difference between the twin paddle and the VHS twin paddle is: the paddle arms on the twin paddle are 1/16 inch thick and it is fitted with triangular 3mm thick finger pieces. Whereas on the VHS version twin paddle the paddle arms are 1/8 thick, with silver-silver contacts and it is fitted with 6mm thick teardrop shaped finger pieces.
The materials used are: polished brass or nickel plated with black gloss enamel steel base. The Classic version has the key and base all highly polished brass. The Grand Luxe (G/L) version has the key and base all nickel plated. And finally the Supreme Grand Luxe is all 24 kt Gold Plated.
Straight Key - brass on marble.
Straight Key - nickel plated brass on Lakeland Stone
Straight Key - nickel plated brass on marble.
Straight Key - Supreme Grande Luxe Pump Key - 24 kt Gold Plated Key on Mahogany base
SINGLE LEVER PADDLE KEYS.
Grand Luxe (nickel plated brass) single paddle key.
TWIN PADDLE KEYS.
Deluxe (polished brass with black gloss enamel steel base) twin paddle key.
Classic (all brass) twin paddle key.
Grand Luxe (nickel plated brass) twin paddle key.
VHS Grand Luxe (nickel plated brass).
VHS Supreme Grand Luxe (24 kt gold plated).
Single paddle (nickel plated with black gloss enamel steel base) Combo.
From left to right.
Miniature "3 in 1" twin paddle (nickel plated brass)
Micro Miniature Pump Key (polished brass)
Miniature "3 in 1" twin paddle (polished brass with my call sign "GI0RQK" engraved on the top).
Miniature single paddle (polished brass)
Hope you have enjoyed looking at these great keys by Gordon and Brenda.
Why not visit the G4ZPY website at http://www.g4zpy.go-plus.net/g4zpy_index.htm
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Last Revised: 22th June 2008 (Colin Williamson GI0RQK)