MORSE KEYS COLLECTION
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51 ..... SAFNAT ITALIAN KEY
|This is the "SAFNAT", italian morse code telegraph oscilator
The key was made by "S.A. FABB. NAZZ. APP. TELEFONICI
(SAFNAT) and comes with original SAFNAT headphones.
in free translation mean "Society
Anonymous Factory National Apparatus Telephonics".
SAFNAT is a mark that appears in many WWII military items
according to Italian keys expert IK6BAK.
Purchased and received from Apostolos Bourousis, Athens, Greece (SV1EDY).
52 ..... ARISTON MORSE CODE KEY
Made in Spain by "ARISTON" and purchased on eBay.
Low quality key for practice purposes.
Received from Apostolos Bourousis, Athens,
53 ..... "IVALEK" MORSE TRANSMITTER
The item was manufactured by IVALEK to work with one old large
9v battery. Those batteries doesn't exist today or are dificult
to find, but it worked well with the small ones 9v batteries used
in our days.
It's in perfect conditions with no scratches, no bakelite breaks
and woks fine. Nice item to be preserved for collection.
Purchased and received from Apostolos Bourousis, Athens, Greece
54 ..... RUSSIAN FLAMEPROF MORSE KEY
|This rugged key includes a "Navy type" knob, a protective
plastic cap over the wire terminals, and a cable clamp. It is
completely sealed, with external adjustments for contact gap
This is original, clean and in very good used condition, but
missing the metal cover.
Purchased and received from Raymond Menell, Wanamassa, NJ -
USA on 02/11/2009
Viking Master Straight Key
|This is a new "Nye Viking Company Master Straight Key,
Model 330, black with cable and plug.
This Nye key has a steel base with black crackle finish and
a steel triumph type lever with a black navy knob with gold
plated contacts. It has the original gray cord and black phone
The mainstay of the Nye line, this key has a great action and
it is often described as “the
I purchased and received this key on eBay from K3OMI - Gary
Wagner in Knoxville, TN, USA
56 ..... Military
Signal Corps J-37 Telegraph Key
This key is a J-37 in an "I" shaped Bakelite base.
This model, a J-37 on the unique Bakelite base, does not have
its own military nomenclature. Ten of them were included in
the lid of the AN/GSC-T1 code training set. Each key had its
cord wrapped around the base (the reason for the indents on
each side). On the border of the black base we can see
the letters " MFP" (moisture and fungus proofing)
- all in orange-red color.
The key is free of any damage and appears to have never been
used. I have never seen a J-37 mounted on this kind of plate
Very good condition, though the cord is missing.
Purchased and received from Conrad K. Warren, Lexington,
57 ..... SPANISH MILITARY MORSE CODE KEY
I don't know to much about this key, but its origin and manufacturer
is from Spain.. If anyone knows please tell me all information
This item, whatever it came from, is in very nice condition,
no scratches and working well.
From Apostolos Bourousis,Athens, Greece,
58 ..... GERMAN WW II RADIO TELEGRAPH KEY
the model Baumuster T1 (Taste1) radio telegraph key used by
German army (Luftwaffe) during World War II.
It has the registration number Ln26902 (Ln comes from
Luftnachritentruppe) and is in very good shape.
The key is mounted on a bakelite base and has also one galoshoe
with pimples (85mm x 155mm) to protect the base and avoid
I tested it with one key oscilator and worked absolutly well.
Info recieved by CSABA MAGDÓ from Hungary.
Purchased to Conrad K. Warren, Lexington, OK 73051 United
States, last 26/11/2009 on one ebay auction.
Ham Radio Center, Ham Key HK-1
1975, Ham Radio Center at St. Louis, Missouri produced a quality
key called the HK-1.They were sold as a cheaper alternative
to the more expensive Brown Brothers products.
From eHam.net reviews: "Manufactured for a few years
in the 1970’s, the HamKey most often sells for more now than
when it was new. Purists may scoff at this fine old paddle,
but it remains quite usable even today. Constructed on a more
than adequate metal base, the key housing is made of a durable
red plastic, with chromed metal parts. Well, maybe not chrome,
but polished and shiny. No fancy jeweled bearings for this
key, making this a very basic iambic keyer paddle."
I have a brand new one.
Sadly no longer in production, this is a fine key to operated
and easy to set up.
Purchased and received from Teddy Grossini, Lompoc, CA
- USA after one ebay auction on 28/11/2009
60 ..... HUNGARIAN MORSE CODE KEY
many years various models of telegraph keys such as this one
were used by both the East German and the Russian Military
This key was manufactured by the Mechlabor (Mechanical Laboratory)
in Budapest during the Cold War (1946-1985) and were used
in Hungary and other former Eastern-Block countries.
The key has a heavy metal 5-1/4" lever mounted on a black
plastic base. The mechanism is covered by grey stamped steel
step- down swing-over cover.
The key is mounted on a grey stamped steel base and was used
with the M104 radio set.
A Russian collector suggests that this radio may be a German
NVA (National Volks Armee (National Army of the People), version
of the R-104.