Here is your chance:
Many folks on this list have expressed desire
for a slow bug. Above is an auction for the IMHO the very best slow
This bug is a rare collectible. It was made
from the 1920's to the 50's primarily for the Australian post office. Many
were made so it shouldn't be rare. In the seventies when the post office
did away with CW messages, they threw most of them out.
It usually sells between three hundred and five hundred
dollars. this one is a newer one from about 1950, so may sell on the lower
side. As a collectible this bug will probably gain, not lose, value,
whereas if you buy a new bug for two-hundred, you likely won't be able to resell
it for more than about 75. As such, this is a better purchase. You
can probably resell it for what you bought it for, if not more.
this key uses a release mechanism that was invented in the
early 1900's by Coffe with his Mecograph bugs. It has a different feel
from the Vibroplexes. It will go from about 12 wpm to about 32 wpm, a
very nice range for a bug.
I use mine on the air frequently, and have never worked
another. Pretty much only a few collectors have them, and they mostly
don't put them on the air. so if you buy it, let's set up a sked,
Simplex-Auto to Simplex-Auto!
FD - kt5x