My dad has been a geek since his early teenage years, with a love of all things ham radio. He supported the family by owning a small business that sold ham radio equipment. I grew up around dusty old ham radio equipment. I can still remember the unique smell you get from these antiques and seeing my dad work on these antiques bring up a lot of childhood memories.
He is retired now, but he still has a love for radios and radio equipment. He recently developed a passion for morse code keys, the history behind them and restoring these little communication devices. Most of them come to him covered in grease and dust. He takes each one apart and restores them back to working condition.
Many of the 100's he has collected were made in the early 1900's and 1940's. Below is a small handful that he has already restored or are in different phases of restoration.