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Vintage Kent Twin Paddle Morse Key

Vintage Kent Twin Paddle Morse Key


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Vintage Kent Twin Paddle Morse Key

This unusual looking device is a Vintage Kent Twin Paddle Morse Key; also known as a Bug/Dual/Iambic Morse Key. It comprises a solid brass key mounted on a coated heavy steel base.

Are Morse Keys still made? The answer is yes, by a company called Kent Engineers of Tarleton, Preston, UK. They make all sorts of different morse keys which have changed little in design since the company was first founded in the 1960s.

Approximate measurements:
* length (including key): 11cm
* Base Width: 7.7cm
* Base Length:- 10cm
* Total Height: approx. 5cm

This particular key was bought in the 1960s and is referred to as a 'paddle' Morse key. You can still buy this key and some spares. It is in pretty good used condition with some discolouration of the brass and surface scuffs/scratches on the metal plinth. The base of the key has 4 rubber on-slip feet to give the machine stability. New, these devices are sold in kit form and cost over £130. We are offering this vintage version for £75.

There is no label on the key which would show that it was manufactured by Kent, Tarleton, Preston, PR4 6YB, UK. 

A nice vintage key where the design has stood the test of time!

Please click on the following link for more vintage morse keys.

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