BRITISH KEYS.

GW1112x......... The famous "GW" key. A large brass key on a fine Welsh slate base. The base measures about 8" by 3&1/2" (200mm by 88mm) and the key weighs 1444g (3lb 3oz).
Great praise is heaped on the key by Larry Robinson / G0HTR in the Morsum Magnificent review in issue 10, page 44.


 
 
 

GW1114x...... Another view of the "GW" key. A key so revered that a company even sells coasters and mousemats picturing the "GW" key.
Made by J.Wilkes of Rhyl, CLwyd, Wales, in the 1980's.


 
 
 
 

180 181.......... A military Key WT8 Amp No2 and a WT8 Amp No2 Mk11. Circa 1940s. The key on the right has the three bridge design with a PO style spring tensioner on the middle bridge. The key on the left has no bridges plus a simplified compression spring tensioner.


 
 
 

183...... Another model here (there are over 100 variants of these neat keys) a KEY WT8 Amp No3. A mine of very useful information on these keys was published in Morsum Magnificat Magazine Number 28. This one has three bridge design and a PO type spring tensioner.


 
 
 
 

184. ..... Not often seen this one: British RAF KEY WT8 Amp with its Air Ministry markings! Three bridge design again but with the simplified compression spring tensioner.


 
 
 
 
 
 

185 186...... Yet more variants here: A British KEY SIGNALLING No2, and a KEY WT8 Amp with NATO markings.


 
 
 
 
 
 

187+. ..... Two American Military Keys made for the British Army and others: WT8 Amp made by J H Bunnell, New York, USA.


 
 
 
 
 
 

189. ..... British Military Key WT8 Amp No2 Mk111-1.


 
 
 
 
 
 

190. ..... The "S-R COTEL KEY". A British key in two tone grey, made by the late Jack Sykes G3SRK, of Lingards Electronics. (See MM53 page 9).


 
 
 
 
 
 

191. .... British Military Key Type KMK 2.

  • This type of key was used with Larkspur H.F. Radio stations, types R210 / C11, C12 and C13.


     
     
     
     
     
     

    196. ..... WW1 Army Key made by EDISWAN dated 1918, serial number 6724. I believe these were known as a "Transmitter Vibrating" this one is missing its buzzer that would have been housed under a circular brass cover.


     
     
     
     
     
     

    113...... British Folding Arm Key used with the Fullerphone sets during the Great War c 1914 on.

    Great War Telephone Equipment.


     
     
     
     
     
     

    "BK"