Auxiliary Hand Sending Key

Description (Brief):

Telegraph keys are electrical on-off switches used to send messages in Morse code. Until recently, “wireless” meant radio and this auxiliary hand sending key was made for US Navy by Wireless Specialty Apparatus Company in 1918. The key could handle power ratings of 2000 watts, alternating current.

Date Made: 1918

Maker: Wireless Specialty Apparatus Co.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity, Telegraph Keys, Communications


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.327934Catalog Number: 327934Accession Number: 268822

Object Name: wireless keytelegraph key

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm x 24.13 cm


Record Id: nmah_1190315

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