Celebration of the
Express presents the 2016 Christmas Key
the 16th year in a row we have commissioned a limited-edition miniature
telegraph key to celebrate the holidays. Our 2016 Christmas
is a fully functional miniature rear-pivot key commissioned by Morse
Express and made by GHD Telegraph Key in Sendai City Japan. This year’s
key features a gold-plated
brass mechanism on a walnut base. The sculpted knob (with
is over the base, providing a stable platform for comfortable
use. It measures 1¼" x 2" (32X 50mm) at the base,
It is 1½"
(38mm) tall depending on adjustment, and it weighs just over
ounces (44 grams).
The key is fully
adjustable, with precision pin bearings, miniature binding
on the right side of the base, and hard silver contacts.
tension is provided by compression spring forward of the trunnion
post. The wire traces are routed into the bottom of the key
covered by a felt pad. This is a miniature key that will be equally at
home in the radio shack, in the field, or as a holiday decoration.
Christmas keys represent my annual opportunity
to play around with key design and to have a master craftsman carry out
the work. This year we agreed on gold-anodized polished brass
mechanical parts and I believe this is the first time that GHD has done
this. The result is really gorrgeous with a depth of finish that
really stands out. The two miniature binding posts are on the
"far side" of the base, keeping the connecting cable tidy and out of
The Morse Express 2016 Christmas Key is a limited edition of 150 keys
priced at $89.95, plus shipping and handling. Each key has a label with
“Christmas 2016” and a unique serial number.
You can place a
secure credit card order by clicking on the the "Add to Shopping Cart"
button below, or call (800) 238-8205 toll free to order by
word about shipping and the serial numbers....
2016 Christmas keys have been consigned by GHD and are on the way, with
arrival expected around November 25th,so we hope to beging shipping on
Monday, November 28th. Orders will be processed in the order in
which they were received.
bought our 2015 Christmas
key last year, then the same serial number will be held for you this
year, until approximately December 10th. The
date will depend on how quickly we sell out of "unallocated"
numbers. If the serial
number is important to you please
place your order sooner
rather than later. If you did not order
a Christmas Key from us last year, you may be offered the
opportunity to purchase last year's key with the same serial
number, depending on the circumstances.Thank
you very much for your continued support of
this project, and I hope our Christmas key
extra joy to the holiday season for you!
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