FS: Excellent DELUXE El-Key Keyer Paddle

Jan N0JR swanman at CFU.NET
Mon May 15 15:47:03 EDT 2000

The El-Key, you may know, was either the first or second (I think
second) commercially-made keyer paddle introduced to the ham market,
back in 1960. Designed by Bob, W2AYJ, it was sold by Poucel Electronics
of Babylon, NY, for only about two years. El-Keys came in three
"flavors:" black base (by far the most common, accounting for about 70%
of all El-Keys made); white base (next most common); and chrome or
DELUXE, which accounted for no more than 10% of El-Keys made.  This is
the very rare DELUXE, all-chrome version (yes, chrome uppers too!).
Very few remain in any condition.  This one is excellent, with bright
and shiny base and uppers and an El-Key label nearly like new.  Of
course it works perfectly, with the smooth action for which El-Keys were
famous.  $195 + $5 to ship firm, sorry no trades.  Tks es 73!  Jan N0JR
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