Bug Key

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Midshipman
This may be a stupid question but can someone tell me what a 'bug key' is? I have been asked the question by a work colleauge and I have no idea of the answer. :?
 

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The Eddystone Bug Key.

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The Eddystone model S 689. I love this key. Made in about 1948 and with the original box ! A Bug key that looks a bit like a huge beetle ! Only about 500 were ever made. A first batch of 250 were produced in 1948, followed by an order for another 250 in 1949, but sales were poor and only 100 odd of the second batch were completed. The serial numbers can be found stamped onto the connecting strip on the underside of the base. In 1952 a quantity of S689's were sold to Chas H. Young of Birmingham and he sold them around that year from his Amateur Radio shop. These keys do not generally have a serial number. A marvelous design of semi-automatic morse key, with a distinctive shape. Dimensions are 8" overall length by 3.5" wide by 2.5" high (203mm by 89mm by 65mm). I find these Eddystone bug keys easier to use than some others. You can slow the dots down quite a bit, and the handle is moulded nicely to the shape of the thumb and finger. (An excellent article on the EDDYSTONE S689 by Colin Waters G3TSS can be found in the Vail Correspondent. No8. July 1994).


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