Celebration of the
Express has commissioned its twelfth
annual Christmas Key.
2012 Christmas Key is a fully functional miniature telegraph key
made by GHD Telegraph Key in Sendai City Japan. It incorporates
traditional Japanese craftsmanship with GHD's impeccable engineering
keeping with GHD's larger keys, the Morse Express 2012 Christmas Key is
fully adjustable, with precision pin bearings at the trunnion,
miniature binding posts, comfortable knob, and perfect balance. The
contacts are hard-silver and the distinctive oval base is finished in
satin chrome. The knob is hand-turned mahogany, and there are
four small anti-skid rubber feet on the bottom. 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.
According to Marshall Emm
(N1FN), “the Christmas keys have always been a labor of love for me,
and my first priority has always been usability. GHD has brought
considerable expertise to the manufacture of the Christmas keys, and
the 2012 key is a little gem.” The 2012 Christmas Key
measures 2" by 1-1/8" at the base and it weighs two and a half
ounces. Each key has a label with “Christmas 2012” and a unique
serial number in the limited edition of 150 keys. The 2012 Christmas key will add
something special to straight key operations through the Holiday Season
and on Straight Key Night.
The Morse Express 2012
Christmas Key is $99.95 (plus
s/h) and is available exclusively from Morse Express.