The Most Beautiful Morse Telegraph Key In The World.

062. .....GPO Double Current Key labelled "GPO No 62. Date 12 58". A beauty of a morse key in lacquered brass with a superb mahogany base. The base measures 8 & 1/2" by 5" (215mm by 125mm) The design is quite unique as you can see by the photos, with the whole arm swivelling between SEND and RECEIVE.

By C.F.Varley (1828 - 1883) of the Electric Telegraph Company c1858.

Atlantic Cable.com - C. F. Varley. 1828-1883.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

062b. ..... On the right can be seen a photo of the key in the RECEIVE position. Moving the complete arm, including the two middle contacts on their V shaped mounting (with two coil springs), over to the SEND position, lines up the upper and lower contacts, enabling keying. On the front edge of the base is etched "CITY & GUILDS (ENG.) COLLEGE E.E.D. K10".

This key is also suprisingly light and nimble in use. A rare beauty !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

062. .....GPO Double Current Key labelled "GPO No 157". Engraved "A. STROH, LONDON"

C. F. Varley telegraph key with its original round glass topped cover.

C.F.Varley (1828 - 1883) of the Electric Telegraph Company c1858. Photo by kind permission of Gary Capek / K8BN.

C. F. Varley. 1828-1883. Wikipedia


 


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