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 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
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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