French key ‘MANITONE’ manufactured by DYNA 1954 -1989.
Manufactured by DYNA was the famous MANITONE.
It was sold around 1954 and was still on sale in the 80s along with the MANIFLEX a double contact key which uses the same principle of lateral manipulation of the "double speed key" or "side swiper" Bunnell manufactured in the United States in 1888. MANITONE's were available in several versions: naked, with a hood and cord, simply suppressed or double outlet with cord. The model fitted with the hood equipped planes such as the CARAVELLE. Suppressed models were approved by the Navy.
In financial difficulties since 1983 DYNA closed its doors in December 1989 after 68 years of activity in the service of radio. But the DYNA name will always remain in the memory of old radio operators who have all used, at some point in their career, one or other of these famous French manufactured Morse manipulators which sent millions of signals. DYNA have been delighting French operators, both professional and amateur for over 60 years. Now fallen into disuse, except for a few collectors and operators hungry for the nostalgia for the good old days of radio. This key has a great soft feel and very easy to use, I like it.