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Reviews Categories | Keys & Paddles | Signal Electric Navy Spark Gap Hand Key R-62 Help

Reviews Summary for Signal Electric Navy Spark Gap Hand Key R-62
Signal Electric Navy Spark Gap Hand Key R-62 Reviews: 5 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $Originally sold for $5 to $10.
Description: Heavy duty brass construction. 3/16" Silver Contacts. Manufactured between 1917 and 1935 or 55. Very Sturdy and Rugged key. Smooth solid feel. Nice mechanical sound. Tension easily adjust. Nice dependable hand key.
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N7SOC Rating: 5/5 Mar 6, 2016 14:37 Send this review to a friend
a true mechanical marvel  Time owned: months
recently obtained my second Signal Electric solid brass key..spent a day on polishing this continually amazed at the quality of materials and workmanship...these are truly mechanical marvels..prices of keys are going up but these still seem to be priced under their true value.
K5DZE Rating: 5/5 Aug 10, 2013 21:26 Send this review to a friend
Beautiful History  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Perhaps one of the easiest keys to restore to its original beauty because it is all brass. Shines up to an almost new state. Place it on a nice base and you have a wonderful, attractive key for your Shack that will be a real conversation piece. I got mine for $21.95 and restored it for my active use. See pictures and details on how I did mine at
N3IMU Rating: 5/5 Jul 6, 2012 07:43 Send this review to a friend
Beautiful and Functional  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I bought one of these on eBay for about $30. It compares favorably with high-end straight keys costing several times more, with the added bonus that it's a genuine piece of history. The movement is smooth, and the machined brass base is so heavy I haven't even mounted it to a board yet - it holds still on its own. The only "restoration" I did was to swipe a piece of emery cloth through the contacts a few times to take off the tarnish. Definitely a keeper.
K0KES Rating: 5/5 Dec 25, 2006 20:11 Send this review to a friend
excellent key  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have several of these and the later ones made by NYE and EFJohnson which are very close in design and operation.Nice big contacts and key really positive and smooth.If you do any hand key cw these are keepers.
W5PEH Rating: 5/5 Oct 29, 2006 20:39 Send this review to a friend
Very Nice and Solid  Time owned: more than 12 months
Base approx. 3 and 5/8" long by 2 and 1/4" wide. Overall length 5 1/2". Silver 3/16" Contacts. Purchased on Ebay for $50 dollars. Very heavy brass construction. Very nice feel and sound. Great hand key. R-63 Model had 1/4" contacts and the R-64 has 5/16 or 3/8" contacts...cant remember right now..I see these keys on ebay all the time...if they are complete grab one...they are very easy to tear down and clean and polish. Great hand key. Seem to go between 30 and 50 bucks or so.

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