This key is an
S-R Cotel straight key. It is modeled after
(but slightly larger than) the WT8Amp key. It was manufactured by the
late Jack Sykes,
G3SRK, who became a silent key in June 1997, at the age of 95.
"Under the business name
of Lingard Electronics, Jack was the
manufacturer of the so-called 'S-R Cotel'
key, claiming in MM1, in 1986, when still making keys at the age of 84:
'There are now 50,000 of my keys all over the world.' "
The above quote is from
Morse Magnificat Nr
53, August 1997, and was provided to
me by John, GM4GZQ. I am
VERY grateful for the information, for I
have never seen one of these prior to obtaining this one, and have seen