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2018Morse Express Christmas Key
In Celebration of the Season...
Morse Express presents the 2018 Christmas Key
We've done something a little different with our signature Christmas Key this year.... The 2018 Christmas Key incorporates an integral crystal-clear acrylic cover over a chrome plated brass key on a circular base, and with a machined translucent green knob. Attach your cable to the miniature binding posts, put the cover back on, and you are ready to put this attractive little key to work for Straight Key Night, on a mountaintop, or in the comfort of your home radio shack.
The internal wires from the miniature binding posts are traced into the bottom of the base, which is elevated a few millimeters above the table by small rubbery feet, which also keep the key from slipping. Contact spacing and spring tension are both controlled by the single adjusting screw just forward of the trunnion.
The cover is secured with 3 knurled thumbscrews is easily removed, and provides an entry way for a cable. The cover height is 30mm ( 1.2") from the table to the top of the cover, and 50mm (2") from the table to the top surface of the knob. The base diameter is 50mm(2") or 45mm (1.8") without the cover. The 2018 Christmas key weighs 4-1/4 ounces (120g).
Marshall Emm (N1FN), owner of Morse Express, says “the Christmas keys represent my annual opportunity to play around with key design and to work with a master craftsman (Ujiie San at GHD Telegraph Key) to bring new designs to life. I hope the 2018 Christmas Key will bring a little joy to your celebration of the holidays, and add something special to Straight Key Night.”
The Morse Express 2018 Christmas Key is a limited edition, priced at $89.95 plus shipping and handling. Each key has a label with “Christmas 2018” and a unique serial number.
2018 Christmas Key
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