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Old 20th Jun 2021, 6:53 pm   #1
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I am a member of the BVWS and recently purchased off a member a N.P. Thomas Hitchcox auto morse triple lever missing is one of the levers.
Does any one have any information on this key from the 1920's?
I would hope there might be some drawings of this key to try and get the missing lever made?
It was made in Australia and purchased there.
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 6:59 pm   #2
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Default Re: Hitchcox triple lever automorse key

How about:-


https://www.brundrit.co.uk/australian-keys

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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 7:12 am   #3
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Hello Roger
Do you know if there is any drawings for this key its missing a third of its capacity.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 9:39 am   #4
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No Andy, I just saw that link. It might be worth e-mailing the site owner and see what he knows about the key. It's an impressive piece of work, I wonder if there's anything in the Morsum Magnificat magazines about the maker.

http://www.n7cfo.com/tgph/Dwnlds/mm/mm.htm

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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 9:56 am   #5
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Default Re: Hitchcox triple lever automorse key

Roger's reference spells it Hitchcock which might affect the success of further searches. Any certainty on the spelling?

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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 10:05 am   #6
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N.P. Thomas, Adelaide....Hitchcox Brothers:

http://www.telegraphkeys.com/images/...omorse,jpg.jpg

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https://australiantelegraph.wordpres...ut/contents-2/

Lawrence.

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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 5:56 pm   #7
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Re. posts #1 and #3, and a search for a drawing, I suggest that you look at Patent no. 1918007023 at the Australian patent office web site. The drawings are not dimensioned, but may help you work out what you need.

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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 7:45 pm   #8
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What does key three do, one dahs manually, two dits automatically and...
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 6:23 am   #9
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Thank you all it appears that this is the best I will get, I need to find a model maker who could make the parts from what I have of the key which is about a third.
I have no idea why it was removed.
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