Creative Commons License
Licensed under a
Creative Commons License.

The Philmore Keys

The Philmore Manufacturing Company marketed JJ-38 type keys to hams in this country in several packaging styles. This is a shrink wrapped, hang on a peg board, package, which contains a standard JJ-38.

(click to enlarge)



(click to enlarge)
Notice that this box is somewhat ambiguious about the contents. Is it a JJ-38 or a J-38??


Well, it is a JJ-38 type of key, but there are several differences. Notice that the lettering is not white, so it is difficult to tell, but the front of the base is stamped J-38, not JJ-38. Also note the molded in stay cord eye. They made it just "a little more" like a J-38.

(click to enlarge)



(click to enlarge)
This Philmore code practice set features a Lionel J-38 key frame and mechanism.


Back to: Previous Page