Thread: Morse inker.
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Old 27th Nov 2021, 7:26 pm   #1
Des Miles
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Default Morse inker.

Definitely not telephony, maybe Telecomms. Mods please delete if necessary.
Unearthed after being squirreled away for +/- 40 years ago (in my garage rafters) that I had actually completely forgotten about! The instrument had actually been used in the Walvis Bay maritime radio station (ZSV). The station was first operated by the Germans (German South West Africa) and then by RSA - Namibia after it was liberated end of WW2.
The instrument as manufactured by "Siemens Brothers and Company Limited England 1862". I guess it must be a good 100+ y.o. Made completely of brass you can see, from age, that the patina of the brass is red in some places.
The clockwork mechanism still works and the paper tape still feeds. The large solenoids' that would have keyed the system are still OK ( test at 510 ohm.)
What to do with it? A good project to clean up and polish all that brass bits and pieces, or just leave it as is. Any one wager what it could be worth or of any interest?
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