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Brown, J. W. (1896) The Signal Corps U.S.A. in the War of the Rebellion (916pages, 40 maps, 600 photos). Reprinted and sold by: Walter Mathers, 13 Beach Rd. Glen Burnie, MD 21060. $60+4.50 pp.

Coe, L. (1993). The Telegraph. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. McFarland & Co. Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640

French, T. (1990). Introduction to Key Collecting. Maynard,MA: Artifax Bks. Artifax Books, Box 88, Maynard, MA 01754

French, T. (1991). Bunnell's Last Catalog. Maynard,MA: Artifax Books

French, T. (1991). Railroad Telegrapher's Handbook. Maynard,MA: Artifax Bks

French, T. (1991). MAC - KEY Handbook. Maynard, MA: Artifax Books

French, T. (1993). McElroy, Wld's Champion Telegrphr.Maynard,MA: Artifax Bks

Harlow, A. F. (1971). Old Wires & New Waves. New York: Arno Press & NY Times

Herbert, T.E. (1934). Telegraphy. London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd.

Holly, W. R. (1990). The Vibroplex Co. Inc. Portland, ME: The Vibroplex Co. The Vibroplex Co. 11 Midtown Park E. Mobile, AL 36606

Ingram, D. (1991). Keys, Keys, Keys. Hicksville, NY: CQ Communications. CQ Communications, 76 North Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801

Ingram, D. (1994). Keys II, Hicksville, NY: CQ Communications.

ITU, (1965). From Semaphore to Satellite. Geneva:ITU Centenary celebration

Jacobs, J. (1995+) List of hundreds of keys for sale. Available for $2.00 from Dr. Joseph Jacobs, 60 Seaview Terrace, Northport, NY 11768

Kaempffert, W. (1924). Modern Wonder Workers. NY: Blue Ribbon Books

Marland, E.A. (1964) Early Electrical Communication.NY:Abelard-Schuman Ltd

Meyer, F.I. (1902). Twentieth Century Manual of Railway & Commercial Telegraphy. New York: Rand McNally.

Moreau, L.R. (1987). The Story of the Key. Dots & Dashes Journal of the Morse Telegraph Club Inc. Vol XV. Nos 204. Reprinted in Morsum Magnificat. issues 23-25, 1995. Available from: G.C.Arnold Partners, 9 Weatherby Close, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8JB ENGLAND.

Moreau, L.R. (1987). A century of Telegraph Key Development. A.W.A. (Antique Wireless Association) Review, 2, 106-119.

Moreau, L.R. & Willer, M.D. (1988). Foreign and Military Telegraph Keys. A.W.A. Review, 3, 98-119.

Nutting, L. J-Series Telegraph Keys of the U.S. Army Signal Corps.Santa Rosa, CA: Larry Nutting, 4025 Slate Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Perera, T. B. (1995+) List of over 400 keys for trade only. Available for SASE from: Tom Perera-K2DCY,11 Squire Hill Rd. N.Caldwell, NJ 07006

Prescott, G. B. (1866). History, Theory, & Practice of the Electric Telegraph. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. Reprint available from: Artifax Books. PO Box 88, Maynard, MA 01754.

Seneker, D. (1995). The Bug Checklist. Available from Doug Seneker, N0WAN, 505 E. Center, Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712.


Dots and Dashes, The Morse Telgrph Club. W. K. Dunbar, editor. 1101 Maplewood Dr.Normal, IL 61761 ($7/yr in 1995)

Morsum Magnificat,9 Weatherby Close,Broadstone,Dorset BH18 8JB England. ($25). American Subscriptions: Wise Owl Publications. 4314 W. 238th.St, Torrence, CA 90505 Homepages:

The Old Timer's Bulletin,A.W.A. Box E. Breesport,NY 14816 ($12/yr in 1995)

The Vail Correspondent, Box 88, Maynard,MA 01754 ($10.00 per year in 1995)


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