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Reviews Categories | Keys & Paddles | Brown Brothers CTL (CTL, A or B) Help

Reviews Summary for Brown Brothers CTL (CTL, A or B)
Brown Brothers CTL (CTL, A or B) Reviews: 14 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $18.95 in 1964 DISC Now
Description: Brown Brothers Compound key (CTL,A,B)
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N4XU Rating: 5/5 Aug 24, 2002 06:43 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Paddles  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Used a set of Brown Bros paddles many years ago
during Field Day - loved 'em. Finally found a
CTL-A a couple of weeks ago and bought 'em. Throw
your Bencher paddles in a box and find a set of
CTL-A's - you won't go back. Only other paddles
that MIGHT feel better (to me), are the Schurr
WB9YCJ Rating: 5/5 Oct 23, 2000 06:46 Send this review to a friend
Best value compound keys  Time owned: more than 12 months
Very practical and convenient. These three models on the used market offer excellent value for the CW op. Very collectable. Handsome and great conversation pieces. I own one of each model.
Comfortable to use.
W9JCM Rating: 5/5 Oct 22, 2000 23:58 Send this review to a friend
BTL  Time owned: more than 12 months
I aquired the BTL paddle from a silent key. It is in just about perfect cond. Its my only key and It feels good to use. I dont operate allot of cw but this one stays.
W9AC Rating: 4/5 Oct 22, 2000 17:14 Send this review to a friend
A good desig that has stood the test of time  Time owned: more than 12 months
I own most version of the Brown Brothers keys, including several late "A" models. During the late '60s and '70s, the Brown series of keys were the best of the best. By today's standards, they are still good keys, but lack the precsion, acuracy, and handling of the top-end models.

Generally, when one finds a Browen key, its base is flaking quite badly and it requires that a primer be placed under a new black wrinkle coat. The original Brown painting method, bypassed the primer, and it shows on the majority of these keys today. Finally, if you find a good used Brown, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. These keys still perform well and hold a special place in the history of modern CW.
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