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2017

Morse Express Christmas Key  
 
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In Celebration of the Season... 

Morse Express presents the 2017 Christmas Key 

So far, we have designed and produced a special key for the holidays– every single year in this century! No, wait-- every single year in this millennium! This year we combine a traditional camel-back lever with a translucent red knob, on a  walnut base, for a stunning little key that will turn heads wherever it goes.  The camelback provides for an elegant level transition down to the contacts but it also adds mass to the lever, making it smoother to operate. That and the added leverage that you get with the trunnion at the rear of the key make it an excellent key for sending code. 

The wires from the miniature binding posts are traced into the base and covered with a felt pad so the key will be less likely to slip, and won’t mar the table.  The hardware is highly polished brass, gold plated so that it will not tarnish or corrode.  Contact spacing and spring tension are both controlled by the single adjusting screw just forward of the trunnion, an arrangement that I have not seen on any  other keys. It weighs 2-1/4 ounces (60g) and measures 2-3/8 x 1-5/8" (60 x 40mm)  at the base.

This is a miniature key that will be equally at home in the radio shack, in the field, or as a holiday decoration.

The Christmas keys represent my annual opportunity to play around with key design and to have a master craftsman carry out the work. This year we agreed on gold-anodized polished brass mechanical parts and a translucent molded knob, and the result is really gorgeous with a depth of finish that really stands out.  The two miniature binding posts are on the "far side" of the base, keeping the connecting cable tidy and out of the way.

The Morse Express 2017 Christmas Key is a limited edition, priced at $89.95 plus shipping and handling. Each key has a label with “Christmas 2017” and a unique serial number. 

A word about shipping and the serial numbers....

Christmas keys orders will be processed in the order in which they are received. 

 If you bought our 2016 Christmas key last year, then the same serial number(s) will be held for you this year, until approximately December 8th.  The exact date will depend on how quickly we sell out of  "unallocated" numbers but if you need us to hold yours longer please let us know.  You can also place the order immediately with an instruction not to process your order until a specific date.    

If the serial number is important to you please place your order  sooner rather than later.  

If you did not order a Christmas Key from us last year, you may be offered the opportunity to purchase last year's and this year's keys with the same serial number, depending on the circumstances. 

Thank you very much for your continued support of this project, and I hope our Christmas key brings a little extra joy to the holiday season for you!

73 ES HPY HLDYS DE MARSHALL, N1FN



2017 Christmas Key


 
LT-MX17  $89.95




2016 Keys in Production

Our 2016 Christmas Keys in Production

A few of our
earlier
Christmas Keys are still available.

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2016 Christmas Key LT-MX16 $89.95
 
2015 Christmas Key LT-MX15 $89.95
 
2014 Christmas Key LT-MX14 $89.95
2013 Christmas Key LT-MX13 $89.95
2012 Christmas Key LT-MX12 $89.95
2011 Christmas Key LT-MX11 $89.95
2009 Christmas Key LT-MX09 $89.95

Beginning in 2008, our Christmas Keys were made for us by GHD Telegraph Key in Japan.  Prior to 2008 they were made by LTA Keys in Spain, and in fact our 2005 Christmas Key is the only LTA key left in our inventory.
2005 Christmas Key LT-MX05 $69.95
While stocks last, we can give you a 10% discount on the purchase price if you buy 3 or more of the older Christmas Keys.

SAVE! Any 3 or more Christmas Keys, 2005-2016   10% off
Order your keys above, and click on the link at the right to claim the discount.  The discount code will be shown in your shopping cart and the actual discount will be shown on your final order confirmation.

 
 
 



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