Celebration of the
Express presents the 2019 Christmas Key
lighter, sturdier-- our 2019 Christmas key continues our
innovation and experimentation to bring you a beautiful miniature
telegraph key. Our 2019 key sits on a chrome-plated
rectangular base with an acrylic cover.
are 50mm x 28mm x 35mm including the
acrylic cover. Height will change slightly depending on contact spacing
adjustment. The diameter of the knob is 18mm and the height
above the case is about 15mm, again depending on settings. With the
cover in place, the key weighs 80g or 2-3/4 Oz.
The acrylic cover is secured by 4 miniature thumb-screws, and
has openings for the knob and dual-function adjustment screw
(for spacing and lever tension adjustment.) The knob does not
need to be unscrewed in order to remove the cover-- simply loosen the 4
thumb-screws and lift the cover up and back.
internal wires from the
miniature binding posts are traced into the bottom of the base, and
covered by a soft rubber pad which keeps the key from slipping on the
table. Contact spacing and
spring tension are both controlled by the single adjusting screw just
forward of the trunnion.
Attach your cable to the miniature binding posts, put the
cover back on, and
you are ready to put this attractive little key to work for Straight
Key Night, on a mountaintop, or in the comfort of your home
expect to receive and begin shipping the keys during the third week of
November. With a bit of negotiating we were able to keep the price
unchanged at $89.95, and we'd like to thank our partners in Japan for
helping with that. As usual if you purchased last year's key,
the same serial number will be reserved for you this year.
Express 2019 Christmas Key is a limited edition, priced at
$89.95 plus shipping and handling. Each key has a label with
“Christmas 2019” and a unique serial number.
bought our Christmas
key last year (2018) , then the same serial
number(s) will be held for you this
year, until approximately December 8th. The
date will depend on how quickly we sell out of "unallocated"
numbers but if you need us to hold your key longer please let
You can also place the order immediately with an instruction
to process your order until a specific date.
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 and this year's keys with the same
number, depending on the circumstances. Thank
you very much for your continued support of
our annual Christmas key project, and I hope
our little key
brings extra joy to the holiday season for you!
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