Dating a vibroplex

Bunnell manufactured and supplied telegraphy and other electronic equipment for the military from the time of the Spanish American War through the present. II, the Bunnell Company employed 600 people, in a number of manufacturing plants, to produce a variety of electrical and communications items. Originally manufactured by several suppliers, the Navy 26003A Flame Proof key was manufactured to meet the Table of Equipment needs for ships and planes. These beautiful miniatures werent just novelties, but were used in noisy environments, for private message reception, and were even rumored to be used by spies!Bunnell also made keys for Great Britain's military. During the last three decades of production (ending in 1988), J. The miniatures were sold to ardent telegraphers and presented as special awards.

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Among the recipients: Jesse Bunell's Civil War boss, Andrew Carnegie, at a 1908 Telegraphic dinner to RCA's Sarnoff (of Titanic fame), other radio luminaries.

In 1954 President Eisenhower also received a miniature.

In 1888, Bunnell introduced his double speed (sideswiper) key to help telegraphers avoid a "glass arm" (today called carpal tunnel syndrome). From the 1930's through 1950's, Bunnell supplied commercial radio and fax transmitters.

The original sideswiper, Style G, did not have spring tension adjustment. Doughetery, followed by this wife, who sold the business in the early 1960s to Inso Electronic Products, C. Bunnell produced landline telegraph equipment for Postal Telegraph and Western Union - built to either Bunnell's or the purchasing company's specifications. II, Bunnell was one of the largest telegraph key suppliers.

At the end of June, he was sent to Annapolis as part of a relay with the capitol, but during that time, operators were "moved from place to place as the occasion required." Jesse Bunnell's tenure on the relay may have allowed him to serve Lincoln, as history maintains.

Lincoln used the War Department's telegraph office as a refuge for relative peace and quite.

From about June of 1862 to August of 1864, Bunnell served with the Army of the Potomac as General Mc Clellan's personal telegrapher, with the sign MC, and with Sherman's Army of the Cumberland through the bloody battles in Tennessee and on to Atlanta. And in 1879 he hired Charles Mc Laughlin as a partner in charge of sales and administration, while Jesse concentrated on manufacturing and innovations.

Exposure and starvation in the winter of 1864 weakened Jesse severely, forcing him to resign the 16th of August in 1864 and the UMTS lost one of its "ablest and bravest operators." In 1878, Jesse created J. Bunnell received a patent on the 15th of February 1881 for his steel lever key.

As a collectible, the miniatures are extremely rare and desirable. has issued a new limited edition of their key, sounder, and KOB as a forerunner to production of other sought after telegraph items.

In addition to its current sales to industry and the military, the J. Special request serial numbers are being issued on a first come basis for this limited production run. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA 1872-75 Partrick, Bunnell & Co., 38 S. & Co., 80 Locust Drive, Kings Park, NY History of J.

Bunnell, in association with Horace Martin (another famous name in telegraph equipment and founder of the Vibroplex Company) produced these bugs.

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