A Few More Keys
These two nice keys were made by Walters Electrical Ltd in London a long time ago. Both are excellent keys to use on the air. More information later on.
Changed the Morse keys on the main operating desk to the following keys from left to right: WW2 Japanese key from the island of Paliliu, southern most island of the Palau group in the South Pacific. Very nice operating key; middle key is the Low Rider Marconi Type 365C; and the right side key is the Marconi PS213A key.
This is the R.O.F. Morse key after modification by removing the cable assembly and the connector socket. Leaving only the two wires to the front contacts. Then added on top over the holes left by the cable and connector, added the small insulated platform to mount the two terminals. Works great. Another reason to remove the cable assembly is all the wires inside that assembly had brittle insulation that crumbled if moved. All dried up. This Clansman Morse Key is a vehicle and fixed station robust key. Made by the Royal Ordnamce Factory in Blackpool, England. These keys were used with the VRC-321, VRC-353, and the Clansman backpack radios such as the PRC-319, and the PRC-320 when in a stationary role. The cable usually on it terminates with a 7-pin standard Clansman audio plug. The Clansman sets have been in use by British forces since the early 1980's. The first active use being by the 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment in the Falkland Islands operation in 1982. Info from 9H1BPI key collector.
Here is a photo of the newly received Italian Military Morse key on wood base beside the Emilio Ciami Morse key. Similar base sizes, nice keys to use.
This is another photo of the two very nice Italian Morse keys with another view.