Telegraph Key Collection

Bunnell Skeleton Steel Lever Key, ca. 1898

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This is a scarce Bunnell steel lever 'skeleton' key produced between 1889 and 1906. This particular key is an oddity in that is was produced by Will Young & Co., Philidelphia, PA (maker's name on front of board). It has an unusual 'open on key down' terminal mounted on the rear added by Will Young & Co to the Bunnell key. The key has all original parts, including the board.

If you'd like to read more about the evolution of the 'Triumph' style key, The Evolution of a Triumph by J. Casale, W2NI is a very informative article.

If you're hunting for one of these, here are identifying characteristics of this key:

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