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WWII WAR DEPARTMENT PRACTICE MORSE KEY
Training key for the Air Ministry
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- I also had one of these as a Christmas present in about 1955. It took a "bell battery" and my father ingeniously used two bent paper clips to connect the battery terminals to the contacts on the wooden base. I remember waking up on Christmas day to find it with a pair of similar vintage headphones.
.......... Simon Villette, Northampton, 16th of August 2011
- Sudden flash of long forgotten memory. I had one of these given to me as a child in the 1950s. This is easier to use than the Gamage's toy ones; you can rest your hand with this.
There was a common style of battery, I think 4.5volts, with screw terminals that exactly
fitted into the empty frame shown here. Sadly I did not learn the Morse code with it.
The metal covered buzzer had been widely used in telephones for some years. It had a very high pitched note. In telephones it produced a howling in earpieces to all distant phones.
.......... Terence Wright, Crediton, Devon UK, 30th of May 2010