Morse Key; Air Ministry; 2004.221


Morse Key

About this object

Instrument for sending morse code.
The instrument sits on a rectangular, wooden base which is coated with a brown stain on all 4 sides and the top. The bottom has been left in its natural state. There are 3 holes drilled into the base. At one end of the base, there are 2 metal (maybe brass) bolts with adjustable washers. On the base, there is a metal stand and, balanced on the stand, is a metal crosspiece. At one end of the crosspiece are 2 screws - one with a coil attached. At the other end of the crosspiece, is a brown, plastic knob with a metal pin at the bottom. Underneath the knob, is a circular metal base with a metal pin on it. When the knob is depressed, the pins touch enabling the signaller to send morse code.


Air Ministry

Maker Role


Place Made



H 80 L 150 W 74mm (H 3 1/8 L 5 7/8 W 2 15/16")



Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Device, Morse Code Instruction/Telecommunication Accessories/Telecommunication T&E/06 Tools & Equipment for Communication/Nomenclature

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