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 Early Swedish Key by Oller & Co, Stockholm, Ca. 1880's Close-up of Oller Name
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 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 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 Key Made by Erik Torngren, Stockholm Close-up of the Torngren Name
Swedish Military Key With Cover Key With Cover Removed Another Swedish Military Key With Cover Swedish Military Key
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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