Automatic Morse Code Transmitter - Made for the National Radio Institute Washington D.C.
(this is a gift from my good friend Alberto, http://www.roverjoe.com
The Instructograph was produced from the 1920s ! Instructographs were used by many thousands of would-be telegraph operators to learn and increase their code-copying ability. The original version shown uses a hand-wound spring driven motor with a centrifugal governor and were supplied with American Morse Code paper tapes with short holes for dots and long holes for dashes. Later models used electric motor drives and included a battery powered and later AC line powered oscillator to produce tones for training radio operators. The manual says "if one cannot learn to become a skilled operator with the consistent use of the machine and instruction, they had as well give up the idea" (circa 1930).
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