Boxed 1940s 10F/7741 Type F ‘Bathtub’ Military Morse Key
This is an iconic brand new, boxed, old stock, 1940s 10F/7741 Type F ‘Bathtub’ Military Morse Key. As used in RAF Lancaster, Halifax and Wellington Bombers, in conjunction with the T1154 Radio, during WWII: see photo. It is commonly known as the bathtub as it is shaped like an old fashioned British ‘bathtub!’
As the box is sealed, the photos of the key are not of the actual key you will receive but of another key we have recently sold. We are assuming that the key is in ‘as new’ condition as it has never been used. The box itself is intact, slightly sticky from the wax sealant, and missing some of its outer brown paper wrapper.
A clip holds the bathtub key cover closed and can also be extended to depress the edge of the knob so that a signal can be sent continuously in the event of an emergency. The fact that the key is totally enclosed meant it could also be used in a flameproof environment.
Material: Bakelite case
Key Dimensions (WHD) 13.5 x 7 x 4 cm
Box Dimensions (WHD) 7 x 14.2 x 6.5 cm
A great find for all collectors of military keys or radio communication aficionados!
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