CANADIAN DOW KEYS.
The "Bent-Frame" Model.
Made By THE DOW KEY CO.
Winnipeg. Canada. Serial No. 0096.
The Canadian Dow-Key Bugs: (1949 - 1950ís)
The Dow Bent-Frame Model.
These bugs were built by Paul Dow of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
This particular example has a frame and contacts etc. which are permanently angled at 15 degrees to the right - believed by some operators to be more comfortable angle for sending morse code. Made with a bronze base and mechanism, this example has a base painted in black crackle paint. Only 20 known to exist with collectors so very rare.
The DOW ORIGINAL.
This is a nice example of the Dow Original bug key with a smart chromed finish.