Here is a nice working Swedish key from long ago that has been mounted on a different wooden base. Very nicely done, reminds me of the Marconi keys with the additional wood piece across the ends of the wooden base to keep it level and straight without warping.
This key just arrived December 13th 2013 from France. A nearly identical(perhaps identical) key image is shown with it. The image is of the key sold on ebay quite a few years ago in Europe. I have looked a long time for one of these. It has the wrong knob on it, so now the search for something more correct. No information on the maker, equipment used with, date made or what country it is originally from. It seems like a key made in Germany. A nice working key with an unusual spring underneath the lever, like a coiled clock spring laying down with the coils pushing upward.
Again the same key above after some cleaning up. Looks like most of the hardware was chrome or nickel plated. A bit of pitting in a couple places but overall in good condition. Seems like a Junker key knob would be the closest knob to place on the key lever, although smaller in size. Temporarily put a knob from an RAF type F "Bath tub" key. Fairly large contacts, so is it a type of spark key? Remains to be seen.
Reference Short Wave Stations
- CHU Canada 3KW am 3.330MHz and 14.670MHz and 10KW am on 7.850MHz
- WWV 2.5KW am on 2.5MHz and 20MHz, and 10KW am on 5, 10, and 15MHz
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Home Page of Station WA0F
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The Radio Society of Great Britain
Station WWV Frequency Standard
W1TP Special Museum Site-Keys etc.
Great Ship Radio Room Photos & Info
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