More American Bugs

In addition to the commonly seen keys like Vibroplex and McElroy, there were many other companies producing bugs. Some came up with some amazing variations on the basic bug theme.

Below are some pictures of a large variety of different bug designs. Click on each thumbnail to view the full size image:

PB Delaney Auto-Dot. With Albright Label. Ca. 1907. Another Delaney Auto-Dot, Top View Conkling Key. Produces Automatic Dots Another View of the Conkling Key
The Vailograph. An Attachment to Convert a Straight Key Into a Bug. 1908. Another View of the Vailograph The Dinger, Cleveland Ohio The Hulit Transmitter With Carrying Case, Topeka Kansas. 1909.
A Close-Up of the Hulit Transmitter Unit Single Lever Dunduplex, NY. 1909 Single Lever Dunduplex Double Lever Dunduplex, NY. 1909. With the Unique Mailbox Style Carrying Case
Double Lever Dunduplex RL Boulter Bug, Los Angeles. 1916 Another View of the Boulter Bug The Shawplex. St. Joseph, Mo. Ca. 1919
National Vertical Bug, Small Version. Ca. 1920 National Vertical Bug, Large Version. Ca. 1920 Both Versions of National Vertical Bug First Model Bunnell Gold Bug, NY
Bunnell Gold Bug With Lollipop Style Knob Bunnell Gold Bug With Adjustable Knob (N7CFO Collection) The Lytle Triplex, Philadelphia. Can Be Used As a Right or Left Handed Bug Or As a Straight Key The Lytle Triplex, Left Handed Position
The Lytle Triplex As a Straight Key Postal Telegraph Bug, NY (Gil Schlehman K9WDY Collection) Abernathy Bug, Ca. 1916 (Gil Schlehman K9WDY Collection) Close-up of the Abernathy Name Stamp
Starkins "Equable" Motorized Bug (Gil Schlehman K9WDY Collection) Another View of the Equable Bug Peerless Bug. Ca. 1920's Peerless Bug, Later Version
The Keen Kode Transmitter by OB McClintock, Minneapolis, Ca. 1925. Dashes Produced by a Straight Key Lever and Dots by a 6-Button Keyboard Marvel Bug, Boston The Mogul Bug, Boston Side View of The Mogul
Signal Electric Sematic Bug, NY Ultimate Transmitter Co. "73" Bug, In-Line Model Ultimate Transmitter Co. "73" Bug, Amateur Model. Los Angeles "73" Bug With Cover Removed
Ultimate Transmitter Co. "73" Bug, Professional Model. "73" Bug With the Cover Open Go-Devil Bug, Early Version. AH Emery, Poughkeepsie, NY. Late Version Go-Devil
Standard Radio Bug Another View of the Standard Radio Bug Speedoplex #1 by Leach Relay Co., Los Angeles Speedoplex #2
The Melehan Valiant by Mel E. Hanson. Has 2 Levers For Automatic Dots and Dashes Lionel J-36. WW2 Brooklyn Metal Stamping Co. J-36. WW2 JH Bunnell J-36. WW2
Pinelli Patent J-36. 1942 (w1tp.com) Another View of the Pinelli J-36 Rayco Bug. Raylynn Mfg. Co. Boston Kenco Bug. Might Be Same Maker as Rayco
Electric Specialties Co. Cedar Rapids Bug. Sold As a Kit Gem Key. Made of Sheet Metal. (Gil Schlehman K9WDY Collection) The ZIP Key. Another Inexpensive Key Like the Gem Key Supreme Spring Co. Bug
Bug Made By W1AWQ Another View of the W1AWQ Bug The Codetrol. Made By Bernard Breedlove, Atlanta Brown Brothers CSA Bug & Straight Key Combo. Very Rare
   
  Homebrew Bug by Don Iverson, Linnton Oregon. Pendulum Folds Back Under the Paddle    

 

 

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