[Boatanchors] FS: Telegraph Keys - Bugs and Straight Keys
n7rk at cox.net
Sun Jun 12 20:24:33 EDT 2016
I will ship international. Tnx for looking.
1946 Vibroplex Original Bug - $100 plus shipping
The serial number is 151470 dating this bug to 1946. This key appears to
be complete and is in nice shape ready to use.
Electric Speciality Bug - Telegraph Key, Cedar Rapids Bug - $75 plus
This is the only bug which was manufactured in kit form. Its name is
stamped on the bottom: Electric Specialty Manufacturing Co. Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. It is sometimes also referred to as the "Cedar Rapids
Bug". These were made from 1939 until 1955. It sold for $2.97 in 1939.
Winslow Leg Key - $50 shipped
This KY-116/U was built by Winslow Electronics and uses a standard J-37
key mounted on a hinged base with leg clamps. The hinged base allows the
key to be turned upright to set on a desk, if available. The key is
shown in the down position for clamping onto the operator's leg.
Actually, operating the key in this manner is pretty comfortable and
pretty good CW can be sent with the key clamped to your leg. Certainly,
the method was not for long-term operation and was intended for portable
use where a table or desk wasn't practical.
The KY-116/U is the specified key for the GRC-19 set
Unknown "Skillman" Style Key - $28 plus shipping
Looks like a Japanese Skillman but it isn't. No markings. Unknown
Tnx for looking.
Dave Hollander N7RK
Arizona Tube Supply
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