I caught the eBay bidders sleeping!

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by K5DH, Dec 13, 2018.

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  1. K5DH

    K5DH Ham Member QRZ Page

    How's this for $15.00?

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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  3. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    DEAN
    CONGRATS ON CATCHING
    THE TROOPS SOUND ASLEEP
    ON EBAY .
    WHAT TYPE OF A KEY IS IT AND DOES
    THE KEY HAVE ANY MARKINGS STAMPED
    INTO IT.......?????
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    73 - K1LKP
     
  4. K5DH

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    And this one wasn't bad for $19.99 shipped. It should clean up nicely. It has no markings at all.

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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Of course, the sad subtitle to all of this is that us Morse guys are slowly dying off, and the market for such devices diminishes every year

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. K5DH

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    LKP: The box says it's a Signal Electric model R-62. Stamped into the key base are these words:

    SIGNAL ELECTRIC MFG. CO.
    MENOMINEE, MICH.

    It has the big super-duty contacts like they would have used with a spark transmitter, although I think this key was made long after spark was out of vogue.
     
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  7. W1BR

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  8. KQ4MM

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    You can find a deal now and then .. I recently got this one on eBay for $27 shipped .... 1881 solid base bunnell key. I have the missing binding post screws to make it complete.. These are pretty rare ...

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  9. W5BIB

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    WOW ! That key had a lot of use ! - You can see where the thumb & two fingers wore off the knob ! (THAT operator was right-handed) ;) If only it could talk ! Oh, WAIT ! It can :D
     
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  10. KQ4MM

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    Oh yeah.. and it will ... I Love making old keys like that sing again...

    P.S. Steve, I'm still using that Bunnell DSK you sold me...
     
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