Celebration of the
Express has commissioned its thirteenth
annual Christmas Key.
Our 2013 Christmas Key is a fully functional
miniature telegraph key made by GHD Telegraph Key in Sendai City,
Japan. It incorporates traditional Japanese craftsmanship
with GHD's impeccable engineering and finish.
The Morse Express 2013 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 an unusual but very effective piston compression spring
that is located forward of the trunnion post. The contacts are
hard-silver and the unique and distinctive triangular base is
finished in mirror-polished hard chrome. The knob
is hand-turned ebony, and there are three small anti-skid rubber 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
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 triangular base which is
specifically designed to distribute the weight and the keying force,
providing a stable platform.” The 2013 Christmas
Key measures 1-3/16 x 2 inches at the
base and it weighs just over 2 ounces.
The 2013 Christmas Key is a limited edition of 150 keys priced at
$89.95, plus shipping and handling. Each key has a label with
“Christmas 2013” 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 phone. ,
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