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Wm. M. Nye Company
Telegraph Keys

Nye has been making keys and paddles for a long time, and the tradition of quality and value is strong in every product that carries the Wm. M. Nye, Speed-X, and Nye Viking logos. But don't take our word for it-- click here to see what hams are saying!    

Inventory Note

As of 05/12/2016, we have the following Nye/Speed-X products in stock:  

 320-001 Speed-X key, rectangular base, nickle plated hardware
  KB2A Aluminum Key Base
  3XKS Speed-X Key Spring

013-001A Nye Navy Knob Skirt

Please call us to check availability of other models before placing your order.
303-752-3382 10AM-6PM MST Mon-Sat
or email

The Classic Speed-X Keys

Tradition?  Take a look at Model 320.  Now thumb through the January 1937 issue of QST.  First made by Les Logan, then by E.F. Johnson, and now by Wm M. Nye Company, the zinc bases of the Speed-X keys have been cast in the the same molds since the 1930's.  When you purchase a Speed-X key you are not just buying a key, you are buying a piece of telegraphic history.  

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 The Classic Oval Speed-X KeysThese  Speed-X keys have a crinkle-finish black oval base and elegant hardware.  The contacts are gold-plated heavy silver,  and the key action is fully adjustable.


310-001 Oval Key, nickel hardware $69.95
310-003 Oval Key, nickel hardware, with shorting switch $79.95


The Classic Rectangular Speed-X Keys
  These Speed-X keys feature a cast rectangular base with black crinkle finish, solid brass square section key lever, and large "Navy" style knob.  Contacts are hard "coin" silver, and the key action is fully adjustable. 
320-001 Rectangular key, nickel plated brass hardware $84.95
320-003 Rectangular key, nickel hardware, with shorting switch $94.95

  The MX Sprint  was a keyer/paddle based on  the Nye SSK with a memory keyer built into it.

Accessories for your Nye Speed-X keys...

Navy Knob Skirt (Disk) for upgrade $6.00

 If you want to upgrade the standard 310 series knob to a 320 style Navy Knob, all  you need to do is add the skirt.  Remove the round knob and the fiber washer.  Place the  skirt disk, then the washer on the stud and screw into the lever. Or, looking at it from the top down, you have knob, skirt, fiber washer, lever.


kb2a key baseAluminum base plate for Speed-X and other keys...  $17.00
(The key shown is an unreleased prototype on brass-plated base, from the N1FN collection.)

The KB2a base plate is made by Nye specifically for the Speed-X 31x  and 32x series keys, but it can be used with many other keys that have mounting holes 1.5" apart.  The holes are tapped for 6-32 machine screws.  Other keys can be mounted on the base simply by drilling the mounting holes.  The base is finished in Nye's classic black crinkle paint,  has four feet at the corners for excellent stability, and is supplied with key-mounting screws.  Note that some old 32x (rectangular base) keys have 1.25" hole spacing-- options are to mount with one screw, or drill and tap one or both holes for that spacing.  As supplied, the holes are correct for all 31x oval base keys and 32x keys made after 1980. Some earlier Speed-X keys had 1-1/3" hole spacing.

Speed-X Key Springs.. $2.50

Conical coil springs, supplied by Nye as replacements for Speed-X keys, but will fit many other keys.  
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Navy Knob Skirt (disk) NV-013-001A $6.00
Aluminum Key Base Plate NV-KB2A $17.00
Speed-X Key Spring NV-3XKS    $2.50

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or call 303-752-3382 for more information

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