This was a form of what is known today as repetitive strain injury or RSI. The Vibroplex was not the first solution to this problem, indeed it was not even the first mechanical bug key. One of the first solutions on the road to the Vibroplex key was the sideswiper Morse key. Rather than moving a key up and down for each dot and dash, this key used sideways movements and had contacts on either side. In this way the number of movements was considerably reduced - this basic approach was adopted later for the Vibroplex in that a sideways movement was used.
I've decided to downsize my collection of Morse used very little and no longer required. Antique vibroplex telegraph signal key year. I have found however my shaky hands are past using it. Cleaning vibroplex keys: how to clean vibroplex.
QRZ Forums. In my love for CW, I have concluded that my next step will be to become proficient with a bug. The Vibroplex Original Bug will be the key of choice. Now I have to find one. Any tips on buying a used bug?
E lsewhere on the LARG Internet Site, Click Here , I have provided descriptive information to assist the interested collector or owner of Vibroplex semi-automatic keys in identifying the various models and determining their authenticity. Characteristics such as style of the hardware, paint finishes and color, type of plating, serial number, etc. But sometimes we get fooled. This is particularly true when buying "sight unseen" or strictly from photographs, and from non-collectors who may not really know what they have and do not provide adequate detailed descriptive information - usually a "sin of omission" with no real deception intended.