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The telegraph that won the second world war.
It's a J-38 key mounted on a black bakelite base, and made by Lionel Corporation, New York.
Purchased and received from somewhere in California, USA



The very rare Model KR-20A
Single Lever Keyer/Paddle.
Paddle actuation force is factory adjusted for rhythmic smooth keying. Contact adjustments on front. Weighting factor factory set for optimum smoothness and articulation. Over-ride "straight key" conviently located for emphasis, QRS sending or tune-up. Reed relay output. Side-tone generator with adjustable level. Self-completing characters. Plug-in circuit board. For 117 VAC, 50-60 Hz or 6-14 VDC. Finished in etched aluminum panel and black textured top and sides.
Keyed Output: Reed Relay: 15 volt-amp contacts, 400 volts, max.
Speed Range: 6 to 50 WPM.
Time Base: Keyed to start with paddle actuation.
Character Generation: Self-completing dits and dahs.
Weighting: Dit length increased approximately 10% @ 20 WPM. (Can be changed internally.)
Sidetone: Sawtooth waveform. App. 1 volt peak-to-peak, open circuit, max. Frequency app. 500 Hz, internally changeable. Output impedance 15 ohms.
Power: 105 - 125 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz or 6 to 14 VDC @ 125 - 190 ma.
Semiconductors: 1 Integrated Circuit, 9 Transistors, 13 Diodes.
Purchased to a friend in Portugal (CT1XN).


 # 43 ..... Signal Corps J-48-A hand key.

This is the key that clips inside the cover of the BC-654 receiver-transmitter (part of SCR-284).
The base is stamped with J-48-A (under the knob). It is comprised of an insulated hand key with skirted knob, on an aluminum base with an aluminum cover.
Usually found with a short cord terminated in a PL-55 plug, but his one doesn't have it.
Under the cover is a bakelite-based J-37 key.
This is in good condition. There are the usual small chips in the finish.
This key was bought in a store of electronic equipment from ships for scrapping here in my home town.


 # 44 ..... J-38 MORSE KEY MADE IN JAPAN

As I recieve it from the seller:

After being disassembled, washed, cleaned, and screwed on it's new wooden base:

This model was made in Japan during WW II, with the base manufactured in molted copper and the arm in clean steel.
Well preserved for it's age
Purchased and received from "A.E Newkirk, Rolling Prairie, IN, USA".



Model: SA 5010
This Heathkit morse code key was the best choice regarding electronic keyer of it's time.
Includes removable capacity touch iambic paddles.
Up to 10 buffers for the storage of  text or command strings.
Features a speed from 1 to 99 words per minute. Four-level random practice mode allows 6.400 different practice sessions.
Rear panel jack allows use of a mechanical paddle along with the SA-5010. CMOS memory with battery backup and built-in side tone oscillator and speaker.
This one works under 220 volts of power suplly with it's proper cable.
I think it's a rare item and a very nice manufactured by Heathkit.
Purchased a few years ago on one ebay auction.



These photos show the item as I recieve it from Greece. No work to be done unless a general cleaning. It's in perfect condition.....nice item!
Produced during 1976 in IKARUS FACTORY as the Hungarian practice key.
It shows on the bottom, besides the factory mark and the year, it's serial number "0140".
Purchased and received on one ebay auction during November/2009 from Apostolos Bourousis, Athens, Greece (SV1EDY)


# 47 ..... Clansman Robust Vehicle Morse Key

The vehicle and fix station robust Clansman Morse Key.
It is used with the VRC-321, VRC-353, can also be used with Clansman back-pack radios such as PRC-319, PRC-320 when used in a stationary role. The cable terminates with a 7 pin standard Clansman audio plug.
It is a great morse key to use and can easily be modified and used with other radio equipment. NSN: 5805-99-652-6572 s/n 0FB/83/32/2150

This key was kindly offered by CT1AGI.



Model "ME-II"
It has two cables. One with the jack to join the transciever and the other one to 220v power suplly. This key has a plate with an electronic circuit and a speaker. No visible memory batteries or place for them.
Purchesed and received from one old friend CT1BRM.


 # 49 ..... GERMAN "MOUSE" KEY

Usually known as "MOUSE KEY" due to its configuration. and small enough to fit into the lid of the bakelite box.
Manufactured during World War II in Germany during 1941 to 1944. It's the first variant with knob semicircular.
The basic key was used by the Heer (not the Luftwaffe) and was TaP (Taste Paula), and there was a smaller version of it, the TKP (Taste Kleine Paula). This one was used for example with the SuTel40 (Summer Telegraf) of the Wehrmacht.
This key is in very good condition. On the bottom of the case it is matked "TKP" and also "T1ZOE". Thanks this info from CSABA MAGDÓ, Hungary.
Purchesed and received from Ionia, Michigan, USA



This is a very old code oscilator from Heathkit that I purchased a lot of years ago when I start re-learning morse code.
It's powered with one 9 volt battery and works perfectly with any key through the front jack.
I no longer remember where and when it was purchased.,,,,,,



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