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Re: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

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  • Fabio Bonucci, IK0IXI
    Hi Joe and David. Yes, I agree. Ted McElroy hated the distracting chrome finish until he made the S-600 teardrop (I own it too.) However chrome plating was
    Message 1 of 10 , Sep 27, 2012
      Hi Joe and David.
      Yes, I agree.
      Ted McElroy hated the "distracting" chrome finish until he made the S-600 "teardrop" (I own it too.)
      However chrome plating was not popular yet in late '30es. and morse keys were Nickel plated and offered "for two dollars more" since early days.
       
      I am sure about the aftermarket finish: the nameplate is chromed too, so this is the evidence.
      If the key was plated at the factory by McElory mfg. Co. the nameplate should be "black and white".
       
      Thanks you all.
       
      161 de Fabio Bonucci, IKØIXI
      (also KF1B)
       
      "Slap it around! It does not move any more!" - T.R. McElroy
      ___________________________________________________________________________
      INORC 462 - FOC 1999 - GQRP 12095 - RNARS 4903 - FISTS 14539 - MF-RUNDE 1047
      ARMI A/490 - HSC 1888 - VHSC 403 - SHSC 175 - EHSC 104 - ECWARC # 013 - AGCW 3560 
       

       
    • cloud runner
      they even chromed the name plate! No way it is original. 73 Fred - kt5x ... From: Fabio Bonucci, IK0IXI To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday,
      Message 2 of 10 , Sep 27, 2012
        they even chromed the name plate!   No way it is original.
         
        73  Fred - kt5x
         
         
        ----- Original Message -----
        Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:01 AM
        Subject: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

         

        HI.
        I purchased this McElroy 1938B De Luxe last week here in Italy.
        The finish De Luxe should be "marble" (I own another 38B De Luxe model with that famous base paint), but this one has chromed base.
        McElroy MFG. Co. never offered chromed Mac Keys (according to W1IMQ's book and others); perhaps this key is a "special order" or it was chromed at some point of its life by one of the previous owners.
        Nobody knows the truth....but it looks good and works fine !!
         
         
        161 de Fabio Bonucci, IKØIXI
        (also KF1B)
         
        "Slap it around! It does not move any more!" - T.R. McElroy
        ___________________________________________________________________________
        INORC 462 - FOC 1999 - GQRP 12095 - RNARS 4903 - FISTS 14539 - MF-RUNDE 1047
        ARMI A/490 - HSC 1888 - VHSC 403 - SHSC 175 - EHSC 104 - ECWARC # 013 - AGCW 3560 
         

      • Fabio Bonucci, IK0IXI
        Yes Fred, I agree. And I don t know the reason why the nameplate wasn t removed before plating. It s so easy to do.... A mistery. I made a Video:
        Message 3 of 10 , Sep 28, 2012
          Yes Fred, I agree.
          And I don't know the reason why the nameplate wasn't removed before plating. It''s so easy to do....
           
          A mistery.
           
          I made a Video:
           
           
          161 de Fabio Bonucci, IKØIXI
          (also KF1B)
           
          "Slap it around! It does not move any more!" - T.R. McElroy
          ___________________________________________________________________________
          INORC 462 - FOC 1999 - GQRP 12095 - RNARS 4903 - FISTS 14539 - MF-RUNDE 1047
          ARMI A/490 - HSC 1888 - VHSC 403 - SHSC 175 - EHSC 104 - ECWARC # 013 - AGCW 3560 
           

           
          ----- Original Message -----
          Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:07 PM
          Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

          they even chromed the name plate!   No way it is original.
           
          73  Fred - kt5x
        • John Davies
          it not only looks good but sounds good too. The plating has not changed that John 9V1VV To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com From: colt45auto@virgilio.it Date: Fri, 28
          Message 4 of 10 , Sep 28, 2012
            it not only looks good but sounds good too. The plating has not  changed that

            John 9V1VV


            To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
            From: colt45auto@...
            Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:30:19 +0200
            Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

             

            Yes Fred, I agree.
            And I don't know the reason why the nameplate wasn't removed before plating. It''s so easy to do....
             
            A mistery.
             
            I made a Video:
             
             
            161 de Fabio Bonucci, IKØIXI
            (also KF1B)
             
            "Slap it around! It does not move any more!" - T.R. McElroy
            ___________________________________________________________________________
            INORC 462 - FOC 1999 - GQRP 12095 - RNARS 4903 - FISTS 14539 - MF-RUNDE 1047
            ARMI A/490 - HSC 1888 - VHSC 403 - SHSC 175 - EHSC 104 - ECWARC # 013 - AGCW 3560 
             

             
            ----- Original Message -----
            Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:07 PM
            Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

            they even chromed the name plate!   No way it is original.
             
            73  Fred - kt5x

          • D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
            Both the quality of keying from the McElroy and from the Bonucci are excellent. Fabio Bonucci = FB. I always wondered about the origin of FB, and now I know it
            Message 5 of 10 , Sep 28, 2012
              Both the quality of keying from the McElroy and from the Bonucci are excellent.

              Fabio Bonucci = FB.

              I always wondered about the origin of FB, and now I know it was an abreviation on the quality of the handwriting or fist of IKØIXI who is Fabio Bonucci or FB and also KF1B. < grin >

              My joke is poor but Fabio is as wonderful as usual.  Wonderful, wonderful, my dear FB.

              73
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              On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:35 AM, John Davies <couperin@...> wrote:


              it not only looks good but sounds good too. The plating has not  changed that

              John 9V1VV


              To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
              From: colt45auto@...
              Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:30:19 +0200

              Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

               

              Yes Fred, I agree.
              And I don't know the reason why the nameplate wasn't removed before plating. It''s so easy to do....
               
              A mistery.
               
              I made a Video:
               
               
              161 de Fabio Bonucci, IKØIXI
              (also KF1B)
               
              "Slap it around! It does not move any more!" - T.R. McElroy
              ___________________________________________________________________________
              INORC 462 - FOC 1999 - GQRP 12095 - RNARS 4903 - FISTS 14539 - MF-RUNDE 1047
              ARMI A/490 - HSC 1888 - VHSC 403 - SHSC 175 - EHSC 104 - ECWARC # 013 - AGCW 3560 
               

               
              ----- Original Message -----
              Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:07 PM
              Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

              they even chromed the name plate!   No way it is original.
               
              73  Fred - kt5x




            • Fabio Bonucci, IK0IXI
              Hi David, thanks for your words. I hope to deserve your compliments !! HI!! Have nice Week end. 161 de Fabio Bonucci, IKØIXI (also KF1B) Slap it around! It
              Message 6 of 10 , Sep 29, 2012
                Hi David, thanks for your words.
                I hope to deserve your compliments !! HI!!
                 
                Have nice Week end.
                 
                161 de Fabio Bonucci, IKØIXI
                (also KF1B)
                 
                "Slap it around! It does not move any more!" - T.R. McElroy
                ___________________________________________________________________________
                INORC 462 - FOC 1999 - GQRP 12095 - RNARS 4903 - FISTS 14539 - MF-RUNDE 1047
                ARMI A/490 - HSC 1888 - VHSC 403 - SHSC 175 - EHSC 104 - ECWARC # 013 - AGCW 3560 
                 

                 
                ----- Original Message -----
                Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 1:12 PM
                Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

                Both the quality of keying from the McElroy and from the Bonucci are excellent.

                Fabio Bonucci = FB.

                I always wondered about the origin of FB, and now I know it was an abreviation on the quality of the handwriting or fist of IKØIXI who is Fabio Bonucci or FB and also KF1B. < grin >

                My joke is poor but Fabio is as wonderful as usual.  Wonderful, wonderful, my dear FB.

                73
                Gopher Hole:  gopher://sdf.org/1/users/djringjr/ (native or with Firefox's Overbite extension) or via http to gopher gateway
                Chat Skype: djringjr MSN: djringjr@... AIM: N1EA icq: 27380609

                =30=



                On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:35 AM, John Davies <couperin@...> wrote:


                it not only looks good but sounds good too. The plating has not  changed that

                John 9V1VV


                To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                From: colt45auto@...
                Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:30:19 +0200

                Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

                 

                Yes Fred, I agree.
                And I don't know the reason why the nameplate wasn't removed before plating. It''s so easy to do....
                 
                A mistery.
                 
                I made a Video:
                 
                 
                161 de Fabio Bonucci, IKØIXI
                (also KF1B)
                 
                "Slap it around! It does not move any more!" - T.R. McElroy
                ___________________________________________________________________________
                INORC 462 - FOC 1999 - GQRP 12095 - RNARS 4903 - FISTS 14539 - MF-RUNDE 1047
                ARMI A/490 - HSC 1888 - VHSC 403 - SHSC 175 - EHSC 104 - ECWARC # 013 - AGCW 3560 
                 

                 
                ----- Original Message -----
                Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:07 PM
                Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Do you know this key?

                they even chromed the name plate!   No way it is original.
                 
                73  Fred - kt5x




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