French Keys (Manipulateur Morse)

Some examples of interesting French telegraph keys.

*NOTE: For pictures of French spark keys, please visit my Spark Keys Page.

(Click the thumbnails below to view a larger picture):


Very Early Key by Pierre Vinay Early French Postal Key by Breguet Leaf Spring Pivot Key by Ducretet Another View of the Ducretet Leaf Spring Key
Postal Key by Digney-Freres Another View of the Digney Key Ducretet Postal Key Another View of the Ducretet Key
Postal Key by Radiguet Different View of the Radiguet Key PH Lafeve Postal Key Different View of the Lafeve Key
An Unusual French Postal Key With a Circuit Closer Another View of the Key Showing the Circuit Closer French Practice Key With Odd Shaped Lever. Maker Unknown Different View of the Practice Key
A Ducretet Postal Key of Different Design Need Information About This French Key Unknown French Key Unknown Postal Style Key
This Key Was Designed to Mount on a Wall. Likely Not for Telegraph Use WW1 Ducretet Military Key Another View of the Ducretet-Roger Military Key Showing the Relay Box on Which the Key Sits A Folding Lever Key by Radiguet, Ca. 1914
Unknown French Postal Key Another Unknown French Postal Key Radiguet Folding Lever Key in the Field Set (F9WT Collection) WW1 Field Set Key by Jardillier
Another View of the Jardillier Key Small Folding Lever Key From the French ER-17 Transceiver Set, Ca. 1928 Close-Up of the ER-17 Front Panel Showing the Folding Key Key Made by G. Fontaine, Paris. Ca. 1930s
Key Made by Pericaud, Ca. 1930s. Similar Design to the Fontaine Key A Small Key by Pericaud Made for the 1936 Boy Scout Jamboree in Berlin The Boy Scout Key in Operation Showing its Small Size French Air Force Key by SARAM, Ca. 1939
Inside the SARAM Key French Air Force Key by SIF, (Societe Independante de TSF), Ca. 1946 Close-up of SIF Key The Series C Key by SIF
Inside the SIF Series C Key Another Key by SIF. Marked "SIF-654" Inside the Cover
Inside the SIF-654 Key Dyna Straight Lever Key, Ca. 1946
Dyna Marine Radio Key, Ca. 1947 Type MA-1 Key by Societe Aero Radio French key that has the appearance of a spark key, but was actually used by the radio telegraph service of a French railway company in the 1920s and 1930s. Another View of the French key
French Army Key by Jardillier, Ca. 1950 Inside View of the Jardillier Key Le Doublex Sideswiper, Ca. 1954 An Ad for the Doublex Sideswiper
A Key Used by the Spanish Civil Guard (Guarda Civile) Another View of the Guarda Civile Key Unknown Maker Key, Believed to be Spanish Dyna Manitone Radio Key, Ca. 1955
French Army Special Forces Miniature Key by Jardillier, Ca. 1955 Jardillier Mini Key With the Cover Removed Dyna Maniflex Sideswiper French Key & Buzzer Set
  Another French Key & Buzzer Set    





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