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Side-Lever Morse Key, by Marconi Company, England, c. 1910

Inventory Number: 12506

12506-3t 12506-1t 12506-2t

Date: c. 1910

Maker Details: Attributed to Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd.

Inscription: None

Size: 230 x 125 x 100 mm (height including tapper)

Materials: Mahogany, ebonite, brass, bakelite.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 25, 718 (white tag), Science Museum Loan 1955-208.


Side-Lever Morse Key, on teak base with assorted lacquered brass components. Brass components include a side-lever connecting contact terminal to a further terminal, four terminals and a morse key. With ebonite morse key handle and polished black bakelite side-lever handle. Base slightly damaged. Lacking maker's plate, but of similar design and manufacture to other Marconi-made Morse Keys of this approximate date.

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