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21 ..... ORIGINAL AND RARE MARCONI MORSE KEY
|Identity Z50-1195-01 made
by the M.I.M.Co.LTD (Marconi International Marine Company), Chelmsford,
Made of bakelite on the base, knob and white cover.The grey box
and the cross and other details made from steel.
As shown in the photos it's very well preserved as new.
Withdrawal of a Portuguese merchant ship and later offered to
me by "NAUTEMA", that dismantled the vessel.
22 ..... TELEGRÁFICA ARTESANA
(large straight key)
Purchased as new, a few years ago in Portugal at YAESU Dealer in OPORTO.
23 .....MINI McMURDO MORSE KEY
|This tiny key was
used on many post II WW with British and Australian radios.
It was manufactured by "McMurdo
Industries" in England. It has a
canvas strap that can be attached to the operator's leg.
It is totally sealed and waterproof and was also used on life
rafts. The same style of key was used by the British Military
in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.
The Australian army used a similar key, made by "AWA",
from 1970 to 1995.
It was purchased to another HAM - CT1BXD.
telegraph key, Air Ministry. (RAF Type D)
|The RAF Type D key is a
classic straight key which has now become a collectors item.
It is also, however, a lovely key to use for morse operating.
Is a solidly made British morse key of WW II era, commonly known
as an RAF (Royal Air Force) Type D morse key. It has very heavy
duty square silver contacts with the lower contact mounted on
a leaf spring, so that it can move slightly under pressure.
It also has contacts at the rear end of the moving arm, so that
the key can be used to open or close a circuit when depressed.
The labelling on top of the cover reads KEY MORSE TYPE D REF
NO 10A/7373. It is marked with the "Air Ministry"
AM and the Crown.
This key was offered by CT1BY.
MFJ Deluxe morse Code Practice Oscillator
Volume control adjusts from barely audible to blaring full sound.
Tone control gives you a wide adjustment from high "squeaky"
to low "booming" tones. You even get an earphone jack
for private listening. You can plug in an external speaker.
Oscillator runs on a 9 volt battery.
Purchased a few years ago in Portugal at "MFJ"
dealer in OPORTO.
|Missing information about
the manufacturer and the nationality of this key.
It was taken of from one old and abandoned fish-vessel here
at my home town.
27 .....ORIGINAL D.B.G.M. MORSE KEY
|Original JUNKER key mounted
on a strong bakelite base.
The original "Junkers" were the militaristic land-owning
aristocracy of Prussia in the early 1800s and the name has become
something of a "power name," used in English to refer
to "landed aristocracy." This aristocratic key,
however, was invented by Joseph Junker, a German Naval Radio
Officer in World War I.
Electrically the key has three connections, with matching silver
contacts at the rear so that the key can be used for make/break
keying as well as the more usual on/off keying.
In other words, the contacts at the rear will be held closed
(for a receiver muting circuit, etc.) until the key is pressed,
opening the rear contacts and closing the front ones a millisecond
or so later. Simple but foolproof T/R switching, with
Above the knob it shows the letters:
HONNEF / Rh.
D. B. G. M.
The key is very well preserved and has a very smooth toutch
and nice work.
Purchased in Lisbon, during one ham equipement show and trade,
a few years ago.
Navy Military Morse Telegraphic Key
is a flameproof used US Navy Morse code telegraph key type CTE-26003A
in very nice condition manufactured by Telephonics NY, USA.
This key belonged to zs6ccl
because it shows a blue tape stuck onto its wooden base.
I don't know when it came to Portugal but was purchased at Lisbon,
to the old owner CT1EFG, ex-ZS6CCL.
|I purchased this
Ham key in August
of 1981, during my stay in Mundelein, Ilinois, at WB9RCY 's home
for MARAC Convention at DesMoines, Iowa.
Years later it was placed on a granite base, cut and polished
for the purpose. At the back face a hole was made to pass the
I think it's a beatiful piece and a very nice working cw key.
Zealand morse telegraph key WT-8 AMP
| This is a morse telegraph
key model WT-8 amp No2.
WT-8 keys were made in over 100 versions in 6 countries and
in huje quantities since 1920. Used by British armed forces
during World War II.
However, this key is very hard to find because it's the version
made in New Zealand and numbered. The metal plate under the
" KEY PLUG
Nº 25 N.Z. "
All the metal parts are brass which has a black oxide finish,
the key is marked 'NZ' with a broad arrow on the leftside of
the arm, near by the knob.
The lever arm has also the letters "ALKIN" as somekind
of a stick.
This version of the WT8 is very rare and I never saw another
one for sale.
Purchased in Lisbon in a junk store.