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M. Nye Company
|Nye has been making keys and paddles since 1975, and the tradition of quality and value is strong in every product that carries the Wm. M. Nye, Speed-X, and Nye Viking logos. But don't take our word for it-- click here to see what hams are saying!|
As of 12/10/2017 we have the following Nye/Speed-X products in stock:
320-001 Speed-X key, rectangular base, NICKEL PLATED hardware
322-001 Speed-X key, rectangular base, BRASS hardware
KB2A Aluminum Key Base
3XKS Speed-X Key Spring
Regrettably we cannot accept backorders for the other keys. If you want or need another key please check back here periodically. You can also automatically get a "change notification" by email when this page changes:
Tradition? Take a look at Model 320. Now thumb through the January 1937 issue of QST. First made by Les Logan, then by E.F. Johnson, and now by Wm M. Nye Company, the zinc bases of the Speed-X keys have been cast in the the same molds since the 1930's. When you purchase a Speed-X key you are not just buying a key, you are buying a piece of telegraphic history.
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320-001 Nickel Plated
The Classic Rectangular Speed-X Keys.
These Speed-X keys feature a cast rectangular base with black crinkle finish, solid brass square section key lever, and large "Navy" style knob. Contacts are gold plated, and the key action is fully adjustable.
Aluminum Base Plate
for Speed-X and other keys... $17.00
(The key shown is an unreleased prototype on brass-plated base, from the N1FN collection.)
The KB2a base plate is made specifically for the Speed-X model 31x and 32x series keys, but it can be used with many other keys that have mounting holes 1.5" apart. The holes are tapped for 6-32 machine screws (included). Other keys can be mounted on the base simply by drilling the mounting holes. The base is finished in Nye's classic black crinkle paint, has four feet at the corners for excellent stability, and is supplied with two pairs of key-mounting screws, to fit the shorter 310 base and the taller 320 base. Note that some old 32x (rectangular base) keys have 1.25" or 1.33" hole spacing-- options are to mount with one screw, or drill and tap one or both holes for that spacing. As supplied, the holes are correct for all 31x oval base keys and 32x keys made after 1980.
Speed-X Key Springs.. $2.50Conical coil springs, supplied by Nye as replacements for Speed-X keys, but will fit many other keys.
or call 303-752-3382 for more information
I taught myself the code back
in 1945 with a
homebuilt (of course!) audio oscillator and a Speedex
straight key. Still have it, and it still works great,
although it can't spell as good as in 1945!
--George Baker W5YR
[Speed-X 312-001] They're just
beautiful! I couldn't
be more pleased.
Every specification is just as I expected and I'm especially pleased
with the big key contacts. These are the very nicest straight keys
I've seen in 66 years of pounding brass. ... Thanks for this very
satisfying first order. --C.W. (Bill) Bailey, W7DF