Rustic telegraph key for communication using Morse code. Wood base and handle, brass mechanisms. Electric signals would be tapped out and then transferred via wires or radio. This one is called a lever correspondent Morse key, where the straight bar rests on a fulcrum. Similar to ones found in post offices around England and Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Some rust on screws and springs. It measures 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 3/4 and weighs 14 3/4 oz. Europe, c.1900.