Perhaps this belongs at Retrotechnologist; I may cross-post it there.
In the aftermath of the big Dayton Hamvention, I have learned that century-plus-old semiautomatic telegraph keymaker Vibroplex has been sold (Mitch, the previous owner, may've retired) and has relocated to the new owner's hometown.
Knoxville, Tennessee. The city my roommate visits several times a year. The city where I get most of my gunsmithing done.
I'm startin' t'think the place has even more goin' for it than I've been hearing.
Congratulations to Scott Robbins, W4PA, the new head honcho in charge of one of the oldest names in communication. He's already expanded the product line to include some of the harder-to-find parts and accessories.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
6 months ago