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.

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


Early Swedish Key by Oller & Co, Stockholm, Ca. 1880's Close-up of Oller Name 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 An Assortment of 3 Different Ericsson Keys
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 Swedish Postal Key, Maker Unknown
Long Lever Swedish Key With Leaf Spring Pivot. Maker Unknown Another Leaf Spring Pivot Key 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 Telegrafi Close-up of Key Label
Looking for the Maker Name for This Key Swedish Military Key Swedish Military Key With Cover Key With Cover Removed
Another Swedish Military Key With Cover Key With Cover Removed Swedish Military Key. Maker Unknown Waterproof Key by Svenska Aktiebolaget Telegrafi
Norwegian Sideswiper Key by S.A.S. Close-up of S.A.S. Label Radio Key by Electrisk, Oslo Another Norwegian Key by Electrisk





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