Morse Keys from England.

Telegraph key.

 

This page contains my Morse key collection and other objects that have a connection with the Morse Code.

Any comments or information about the keys are welcome!


This was the standard key used in British (and Canadian) bombers such as the Lancaster, Halifax and Wellington aircraft during WWII. It is enclosed for use in explosive environments.

The wire terminals are on top, and the adjustments are inside.

The clip holds the cover closed, and can also be slipped over the skirt of the knob to hold it down and so send out a continuous signal.

This allowed the radio operator to parachute out of a damaged plane while still sending a homing signal for rescue craft.


British - Admiralty Pattern No 7681 Key Morse.  Serial No G.D.N.1804 Year JG.

British - Admiralty Pattern No 7681 Key Morse.  Serial No G.D.N.1804 Year JG.

Made for the British Navy. Circa 1930.


British - Morse Telegraph Key. Admy. Patt. 7681 (Navy). ~1940

Manufactured by Ward and Goldstone Ltd. Salford. Manchester.

A white W.G. paint stamp indicates Ward and Goldstone Ltd.


British - Air Ministrie key Type-D. Made for the Royal Air Force. Circa 1930.


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Royal Navy Admiralty Pattern "A.P.65485" Morse telegraph key complete with the rare cover.

 "ADMIRALTY PATTERN No 65485 KEY MORSE STR.& Co Ltd. SERIAL No. STR.62. YEAR 1952".

The key with cover measures approx 4 & 3/4" by 3" and 3 & 1/2" high inc. knob (120mm by 75mm by 90mm). Weight of the key is about 1Kg.


British - Air Ministry key with buzzer. No 10F-4067. Used for training cadets.


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British - Fullerphone MK. V. Field telegraph set. Was used by the Britisch forces during WWII.

Similar sets have been used sinse WW 1. First designed by A.C. Fuller 1915.


British - Wireless remote control Unit B. No 6441 T.M.C. 1940.  Telephone Manufacturing Co. Ltd, , Martell Road, London, S.E. 21.

British - Wireless remote control Unit B. No 6441 T.M.C. 1940.

Telephone Manufacturing Co. Ltd, , Martell Road, London, S.E. 21.


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                          Heliograph Survival Signalling Mirror and Ground / Air Emergency Code. 


Victory key.  More information will be welcome.


morse key Made by Royal Ordnance Factory  R.O.F. Blackburn.

British - Key telegraph and tray. Used with Clansman radio.

Made by Royal Ordnance Factory  R.O.F. Blackburn.


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Various Key WT 8 AMP.

Various Key WT 8 AMP.


Key WT 8 Amp No2 MKII. Made H & C. Z.A. 3145

With Dutch maintenance stamp. Used in the Netherlands??

Used to practice???.  I need more information.


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UNIT OPERATOR NO.1, MKII, YA 8414.
This unit is not a Key and Plug Assembly. It is part of “Training Set Universal, Wireless No 1”

for voice and operator training.(Bron Louis Meulstee Wireless for the Warrior Compendium 1)


Straight Key  - Left made by Merit J.& L. Randall Ltd.

Right made by S.E.L. Signalling Eguipment Ltd.

Training key.


British - Made by Kent Engineers. The Vail Correspondent Replica of 1844 version.

Replica of the key used on the first commercial telegraph line between Washington D.C. and Baltimore.

 These key is a gift from my wife and my daughter.


Straight Key  - Made by Kent Engineers.

Straight Key  - Made by Kent Engineers.


Straight Key

Straight Key  Made by S.E.L. Signalling Equipment Ltd.

Morse key No 2 NP. Potters Bar Middlesex.

From 1940 to 1950.


British - Made by S.E.L. Signalling Equipment Ltd.

British - Made by S.E.L. Signalling Equipment Ltd.


British - Marconi Marine Key. The M.I.M.Co. Ltd. Chelmsford. The Marconi 365FZ.

The grey cover has -Eddystone 6908P- on the underside.

Marconi Marine Key. The M.I.M.Co. Ltd. Chelmsford. The Marconi 365FZ.

The grey cover has -Eddystone 6908P- on the underside.

British - Marconi Marine Key. The M.I.M.Co. Ltd. Chelmsford. The Marconi 365FZ.


Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd

British - Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd. Circa 1905.

The capacitor in the base of this key was to prevent sparking at the contacts.


British - Morse key -TNX Wim Pieters. More information will be welcome.


Morse Tutor. Model D70. Datong Made in England.


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Morse signalling lamp.

Morse signalling lamp . Maritime signal light for used the morse code.


British - Practice set with Key and buzzer. Dated 1942.

TNX Gert PA3EJB.


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Remote Control Unit.


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Small keys. Made by several factories.


British - Switchbox Identification Type B manufactured according to standards set by the UK Air Ministry for installation in British military aircraft from the Second World War.


British - Telegraph Key. Used by NATO forses.

Made in the 1970/80’s by Pryce Edwards Ltd and Marconi S. & R. Systems Ltd.

British - Telegraph Key. Used by NATO forses.

NATO Naval key fitted with Naval gear in HM ships and RFA s.

TNX Hans PE1ECO.


The GPO single current keys are based on a design that originates from the 1830's.

And built by many makers,  Walters Electrical,  GPO factories at Silvertown,  Holloway in London,

ATM Liverpool.  H. White & Co,  The Roal ordnance Factory and  Elliott Brothers London limited.


British - Walters key. Used on RAF.


British - WW II - Field-telephone Sets DMkV. With Miniature  YA1860 Key.

British - WW II - This key  YA 1860 is part of a Field-telephone Sets DMkV. Smal key 6 X 4 X 4 cm.


British?? - More information will be welcome.


Please note: the images on these sites show my own Morse keys.

They may only be used for private purposes with reference to my site. (Source reference)