"The Original Blue Racer was patented in 1914 and was last noted in production in the mid-1960's. The Blue Racer - 2000 is designed for code speeds ranging from approximately 20 wpm on the low side to 50+ wpm on the high side. Owning this beautifully crafted instrument will link you to a great tradition." ( FROM WEBSITE.) I doubt you can tell this one from one right out of the factory (c0st is $270.plus shipping) BUT LETS SAY 9.5 OUT OF 10 in case your eyes are better than mine. Selling this one for $220 shipped to you (48 only). PLEASE E-MAIL DIRECT ADDRESS SHOWN QRZ K3PD.