alpha01....Alpha Key. Single lever magnetic paddle key c1980's. Made by Paul Sergent G4ONF who also made a twin lever version (for Iambic keying) plus a large straight key. The Alpha Keys were available in black or chrome plated cast brass or aluminium bases.


alpha02.....Alpha Key twin paddle. Paul Sergent / G4ONF produced this flyer detailing the Twin Paddle key. The Alpha Keys were given an impressive review in "Ham Radio Today" of June 1984.


199..... Brown Bros. Missouri model CTL. Made between 1964 and 1974 when the CTL-A was introduced. A combination paddle and pump morse code key on a 4 & 1/2" by 3 & 1/2" cast base.


228.....This is a twin paddle key and keyer combined.The electronic keyer built into the base was designed by Derek Cox / G3KHZ in 1974 and various twin paddle keys were added.(See MM27, page 28).


201..... Another combination key here. This one is a HAM KEY, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.


226..... Another Electronic Keyer and key combination by Derek Cox / G3KHZ. circa 1974. Various twin paddle keys were added.(See MM27, page 28).


206..... Vibroplex Deluxe Twin Lever.


214..... American Brown Brothers Machine Company (BBMC) Twin Lever Key, model BTL-A. Made about 1974 and with a base of cast bronze measuring 3 & 1/2" by 3 & 1/2" and painted in black crackle oven treated paint.


204..... Vibroplex Deluxe Single Lever Key.


212..... JONES KEYS Model PK-200. Other models were an all brass finish PK-200B and a gold plated model PK-200G.
A fine paddle key indeed. A heavy base and crisp action makes this a joy to use. Also has the added bonus in the adjustable up and down finger pieces, and the gap between the finger pieces can be varied using the adjustable oval centre post. Highly collectible.
Jones Engineering Co. Ltd. Surrey, England, U.K. 1992 - 1997.


213. .... American Viking Super Squeeze Key. Model M/SSK-1-CP.


205...... Vibroplex Standard Single Lever key.


207..... A Vibroplex Brass Racer twin paddle key in brass with a wood base.


208...... A New Zealand Twin Lever Paddle key, unknown maker or model.


210.....BBMC MTL. Brown Brothers Machine Co MTL.
.....Brown Bros incredibly rare prototype magnetic Twin Lever Paddle key. No model designation known as yet, but I call it the MTL.
I did not know the maker or model until Bob / K0CBA wrote to me informing me that this is an extremely rare Brown Brothers model Magnetic Twin Lever key. This model key was not known to even exist "in the flesh" till June 2007 !

  • " I looked closer at the "unknown key #210" key on your site I noticed the little red 'thingys' (magnets) and then I noticed the lack of adjusting screws on the top mount of the pivots. If it is the one pictured and written about in this web site (link below) under item #4, you would seem to have an unbelievably rare collectors' item. .... Bob Magraw / K0CBA.

    A link of interest re this key.

    Made as experimental prototypes, possibly five or six made, and this is the only one currently recorded with collectors. If you know of the whereabouts of a BBMC MTL, or have any info please email me !

    209...... British Single Lever key. TXK 1. A small and neat key with a cast metal base.


    210...... A Rare SAS - Scandinavian side swiper owned by Jan Skoldin.

  • "This type of key was used by the navigator onboard the SAS ( Scandinavian Airlines System ) later Scandinavian Airlines, in 1940's when they use telegraphy". Jan Skoldin / SM5LNE.

    The label reads: "S.A.S. REG. NORWAY TYPE No.3409-700"


    198...... An old American Side Swiper made by J.H.Bunnell, New York circa 1905.

  • Get your Sideswiper key on air. See SIDESWIPER NET.

  • Interesting site dedicated to J. H. Bunnell.