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  • cloud runner
    Here is your chance: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230258949953&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123 Many folks on this list have expressed desire
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 4, 2008
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      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 speed bug. 
       
      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!
       
      73,
       
      FD - kt5x
       
       
       
    • Bill
      Sure wish it was a Codetrol - like the one pictured on your site. I have taken the liberty of cross posting your post to the RadioTelegraphy Forum at:
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 4, 2008
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        Sure wish it was a Codetrol - like the one pictured on your site.

        I have taken the liberty of cross posting your post to the
        RadioTelegraphy Forum at:
        http://forum.radiotelegraphy.net/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=3

        That is indeed a rare key.
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