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Author Topic: VIBROPEX RESTORATION  (Read 531 times)
NE4TT
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« on: June 13, 2006, 08:43:48 AM »

If you are interested in Vibroplex restoration, take a look at Mr. Smith's excellent workmanship.
His own upright keys are at the top of the page.
The restoration before and after pics are halfway down the page.
He has a book on restoration that is currently available.
I ordered one after viewing his work.

Jamie NE4TT

http://www.wrsmithclocks.com/telegraph.htm
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AB9LZ
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006, 09:22:47 AM »

Very cool.
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KC6PJK
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006, 07:34:17 PM »

Wow.  The keys are impressive, but his bio is even more so.
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NE4TT
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006, 10:38:43 AM »

HOW TO RESTORE TELEGRAPH KEYS BY W.R. SMITH - W4PAL

The book is a soft cover, plastic comb bound, 8.5 x 11, and 105 pages.

W.R. Smith takes you through the restoration process, from minor cleaning, to his own designs of vertical keys.
He extensively documents his work with a plethora of high quality color photos, and concise detailed restoration methods.
There are references to the various vendors products and tools used in his shop.


The Chapters:
1] Cleaning and Minor Repairs
2] Japanning a Key Base
3] Plating of Key Parts
4] Hints, Tips, and Tooling, Covers shop tools and manufacturing techniques
5] Making Speed Key Parts
6] Rebuilding a Double Lever Vibroplex
7] Restoration of Speed Keys
8] W.R. Smith Telegraph Keys: Monovert, Duovert, and Magnevert


If you have an interest in the restoration of older Vibroplex keys,
or just appreciate fine workmanship, add this book to your library.

Jamie NE4TT

W.R. Smith Bio:

http://www.wrsmithclocks.com/bio.htm


Mr. Smith HOW TO RESTORE TELEGRAPH KEYS:

http://www.wrsmithclocks.com/books.htm#telegraph


Online pictures of Mr. Smith workmanship:

http://www.wrsmithclocks.com/telegraph.htm

http://www.chss.montclair.edu/~pererat/mwr.htm
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