Key, Morse code; [?]; Early 20th century[?]; LCT08.4854


Key, Morse code

About this object

Morse code key; constructed of metal, screwed to a heavy base. This was saved from the watch house of the SS Manuka when it wrecked at Long Point, 1929.



Date Made

Early 20th century[?]

Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, metal.


h 70mm x l 168mm x w 84mm

Subject and Association Keywords

transportation and communications, shipping

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

David Spence 11 Mar 2012 23:17 PM,UTC

This is a German key circa ww1. It was made by "Telefunken". It is almost identical to the Telefunken model H.T.3 Morse key. The Australian company Amalgamated Wireless Australasia (AWA) was formed by the merger if the Asian interests of Telefunken and the Marconi Co. about this time.