Electric Telegraph Key & Sounder
The telegraph was the
only long distance instant communication
device until radio and other means came along.
Railroads were always the largest users of the
telegraph and utilized them for more than a
century. The railroads would have had a very
hard time operating safely and efficiently
full size plans will allow you to make an exact
replica of the key and sounder. The photo above
is the "real thing" antique originals.
The originals were made in a time when quality
was of prime importance and esthetics ran a
close second! These instruments were made of
brass and steel, as were all manner of other
types of instruments. You will want to make
yours of these materials as well.
You can make an operating set, or as
non-operating shelf models. Either way, you can
make them full size or reduce the size for
really neat items to put in your curio cabinet
or as a unique desk ornament set.
The plans set consists of 10 sheets of drawings.
to let you know that the plans have arrived and I am very pleased with
them, they are very detailed and I am looking forward to building the
key and sounder. Many thanks! - John Wellings, Birmingham, United