4 Oct 2012


I have recently embarked on a new collection of Morse-code paraphernalia. I am a collector now, and I hope some of what I collect has a secret history, I love objects that have a story of their own that can be debated but not known. As I use Morse-code in my woven textiles, I thought I should learn a little more about it. A Bakelite tapping device was my first purchase. I love it because it has the Morse-code alphabet embossed onto the machine, so you can clearly spell out your messages. My second purchase is this Morse-code manual, which is one of the most complicated books I've ever seen! Trying to learn about radio signalling, the forces and brigades that used it and the lives it may have saved.