Swedish & Norwegian Keys

Swedish keys are quite distinctive. Most are large keys with long levers and the contact at the rear of the key. At the same time, they are quite smooth to operate. The earliest keys were made by Oller in the 1880's. L.M. Ericsson was also a popular maker of telegraph instruments; not just keys, but also registers and sounders.

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Early Swedish Camelback Key by Sorenson, Stockholm Another View of the Sorenson Camelback Key Very Early Swedish Key by Oller & Co. Stockholm, Ca. 1860's Early Swedish Key by Oller & Co, Stockholm, Ca. 1880's
Close-up of Oller Name Comparison of Oller Keys From the 1860's (Top) and 1880's (Bottom) Another Key by Oller & Co. Oller Key Mounted on Marble Base
Early Swedish Key by Kungliga Telegrafuerket, Ca. 1880's Early L.M. Ericsson Postal Key Another Ericsson Postal Key Close-up of Ericsson Name
Unusual Swedish Key With a Pair of Horizontal Keying Contacts. Possibly Made by Ericsson Close-up of the Keying Contacts An Assortment of 3 Different Ericsson Keys Unknown Swedish or German Key
Postal Key by AK Ihli, Kristiania. (Kristiania is the Old Name for Oslo, Norway Prior to 1910) Close-up of the Ihli Name Postal Key by OF Johansen, Kristiania, Norway Close-up of the Johansen Name
Swedish Postal Key by Lindholm-Wikstrom, Stockholm Close-up of Lindholm Name Another Key by Lindholm-Wikstrom Nameplate on the Lindholm-Wikstrom Key
Swedish Postal Key, Maker Unknown Long Lever Swedish Key With Leaf Spring Pivot. Maker Unknown Leaf Spring Pivot Key Made by Stockholms Tygstation, Ca. 1941. Used by Swedish Women's Voluntary Defense Corps during WW2 (Thomas Anderssen, OH6NT) Norwegian Key by N. Jacobsen, Oslo
Nickel Plated Swedish Key on Phenolic Base. Maker Unknown Nickel Plated Ericsson Style Key Another View of the Ericsson Style Key Swedish Key Labeled "Svenska Aktiebolaget Trådlös Telegrafi, System Telefunken". A Variant of the German Type M99 "Klopfertaste" Key
Close-up of Key Label Key Made by Erik Torngren, Stockholm Close-up of the Torngren Name Unknown Swedish Key With Blue Base
Similar Blue Based Key With the Emblem of the Swedish Telegraph Corps Close-Up of the Swedish Telegraph Corps Emblem Swedish Military Key With Cover Key With Cover Removed
Another Swedish Military Key With Cover. Marked "Mtrlnr" Key With Cover Removed Swedish Military Key Key With Cover Removed
Swedish Military Key, Type Tc15534. Used With the Ra200 Manpack Transmitter Waterproof Key by Svenska Aktiebolaget Telegrafi Norwegian Sideswiper Key by S.A.S. Norwegian Key From the Ship "Jacara"
Another View of the "Jacara" Key Close-up of S.A.S. Label Radio Key by Elektrisk Bureau A/S, Oslo Another Norwegian Key by Elektrisk Bureau A/S
Norwegian Commercial Shipping Key by NERA A/S Modern Swedish Key by Lennart Pettersson & Co., Hoverberg Sweden. Ca. 1980's Close-Up of the Lennart Pettersson Nameplate  





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