Celebration of the
Express presents the 2015 Christmas Key
Morse Express has released its 2015
Christmas Key, fifteenth in the popular seasonal series.
The 2015 Christmas Key is a fully functional miniature camel-back
telegraph key commissioned by Morse Express and made by GHD Telegraph
Key in Sendai City Japan. The Christmas Key is made to
demanding American technical standards and combines traditional
Japanese craftsmanship with GHD's impeccable engineering and finish.
The Morse Express 2015 Christmas Key is fully adjustable, with
precision pin bearings at the rear-mounted trunnion, and it has two
miniature binding posts for easy connection to oscillator or
transmitter. Its balance is perfect, and lever tension is provided by
compression spring that is located forward of the trunnion post. The
contacts are hard-silver and they are adjusted by a unique mechanism
which provides precision as well as reliability. Beneath the lower
contact is vibration dampener. The base is a deep plating of
hard chrome over brass with a mirror-smooth
finish. The knob is hand-turned ebony, and there is
an anti-skid rubber pad on the bottom for stability and protection of
the working surface. GHD's Toshihiko Ujiie uses
both modern and traditional techniques to produce a miniature key that
will be equally at home in the radio shack, in the field, or decorating
a Christmas tree.
The Christmas keys represent my annual opportunity
to play around with key design and to have a master craftsman carry out
This year’s key features a relatively heavy oval
base which is perfectly proportioned to distribute the weight of the
key and the downward keying force, providing a stable platform for
comfortable use. It measures 1¼" x 2" at the
base. It is 1½" tall depending on adjustment, and
it weighs just over 2½ ounces.
The Morse Express 2015 Christmas Key is a limited edition of 150 keys
priced at $89.95, plus shipping and handling. Each key has a label with
“Christmas 2015” and a unique serial number.
You can place a
secure credit card order by clicking on the the "Add to Shopping Cart"
button below, or call (800) 238-8205 toll free to order by
word about the serial numbers.... If you
bought our 2014 Christmas
key last year, then the same serial number will be held for you this
year, until approximately December 10th. The
date will depend on how quickly we sell out of "unallocated"
numbers. If the serial
number is important to you please
place your order sooner
rather than later.
you very much for your continued support of
this project, and I hope our Christmas key
extra joy to the holiday season for you!
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