FS: Near-Mint El-Key Keyer Paddle, 1960 (New Listing)

Jan N0JR swanman at CFU.NET
Fri Mar 31 08:33:06 EST 2000

(NOTE: After selling my own El-Key paddle a few weeks ago, I was asked
to sell this excellent one for an estate. If you were too late for my
El-Key, please email me now about this one.  You WON'T be disappointed!)

The El-Key was either the first or second (I think second)
commercially-made keyer paddle introduced to the ham market, back in
late 1959 or early 1960. Designed by Bob, W2AYJ, it was sold by Poucel
Electronics of Babylon, NY, for only about two years.  Very few remain,
and most of those that do, especially the common light-weight ones, have
seem better days.  Not this one!  It is the extremely rare, extra-sturdy
"commercial" version, black base with very strong, solid, uppers, so
heavy it simply cannot "walk" in any conditions of use (one of the
heaviest, strongest keyer paddles you will ever see).  It is in top
condition, a solid 9.  Base and uppers are excellent, with no dings or
dents. The El-Key label is like new.  Of course it works perfectly, with
the smooth action for which it was famous.  $195 + $5 to ship firm,
sorry no trades.  Tks es 73!  Jan N0JR
"There is no end to what you can accomplish
if you don't care who gets the credit."

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