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Captain Midnight 17
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Captain Midnight 17
Description: 1949 Key-O-Matic Code-O-Graph
Image provided by Stephen A Kallis, Jr.
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Date: 18-Feb-2006 11:07
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Last of the Breed

The 1949 Key-O-Matic Code-O-Graph was the last offered on the Captain Midnight radio show. To compensatge for the slippage in the 1948 model, the Key-O-Matic had its cipher elements on gears, which, when engaged, could never slip, To change cipher settings, a tiny two-tined key was inserted into slots in the case over the upper gear. A leaf-spring clutch mechanism would cause the gears to disengage to change "Master Code" settings.

The key was easily lost, and perhaps 1 in 20 surviving Key-O-Matic Code-O-Graphs still retains its key.
18-Feb-2006 18:43 Offline SKallisJr skallisjr at juno.com



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