Celebration of the
Express presents the 2014 Christmas Key
Fourteenth in the popular annual series, our 2014 Christmas
Key is a fully functional miniature telegraph key commissioned by Morse
Express and made by GHD Telegraph Key in Sendai City Japan.
The Christmas Key is made to demanding American technical
standards, combining traditional Japanese craftsmanship with
impeccable engineering and finish.
The Morse Express 2014 Christmas Key is fully adjustable, with
precision pin bearings at the trunnion, and it has two miniature
binding posts. Its balance is perfect, and lever tension is
provided by a compression spring that is located forward of the
posts. The contacts are hard-silver and there are three small
anti-skid feet on the bottom for stability. GHD's
Toshihiko Ujiie uses both modern and traditional techniques to produce
a miniature key that will be equally at home in the radio shack, in the
field, or decorating a Christmas tree.
The Christmas keys represent my annual opportunity
to play around with key design and to have a master craftsman carry out
the work. This year’s key features a
deep-grained mahogany base with a warm, smooth
finish, perfectly proportioned to distribute the weight of the
key and the downward keying force, providing a stable platform
for comfortable use.
The 2014 Christmas Key measures 1¼" x 2¼" at the
base. It is 1½" tall and it weighs just over 1½
The Morse Express 2014 Christmas Key is a limited edition of 150 keys
priced at $89.95, plus shipping and handling. Each key has a label with
“Christmas 2014” 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 the serial numbers.... If you
bought our 2013 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.
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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