New from GHD, the GF502A "Cootie" sideswiper key.
A sideswiper is similar to a straight key turned on its side that can be manipulated left or right. There are contacts on both the left and right sides. The key is at rest in the middle when not in use and the lever arm is pushed left or right to make contact.
To send the letter "O" with a sideswiper, you would send dah dah dah by moving your hand left - right - left to actuate the lever arm.
Base size 80 x 100mm (3.15 x 3.93 inches) weight 2.2 lbs. Bright decorative chrome.