Auxiliary Hand Sending Key

Description (Brief)
This US Navy telegraph key was designed and built by the Navy for wireless communication from ships. Until recently, “wireless” meant radio and operators used keys to send radio messages via Morse code.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telegraph key
date made
1919
associated date
1919
maker
Lowenstein Radio Co.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 1 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 4.445 cm x 13.335 cm
ID Number
2013.0030.01
accession number
2013.0030
catalog number
2013.0030.01
subject
Telegraph Keys
Communications
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Telegraph Keys
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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