Mousehammer's Morse Messaging Mauser



Theory of Operation 

The message is converted into the decimal equivalent for the  Baudot telegraph code:
eg. Message = steampunk tasmania
LetterBase10
S20
T01
E14
A24
M 07
P13
U28
N06
K30
00
T01
A24
S20
M07
A24
N06
I12
A24

The operator dials this on the code selection dials and presses the trigger for each letter, the status lamps (CodeAccepted, Sending, SendCompleted ) indicate the progress of the message sending.

The code dials select shaped cams that the morse encoder gearbox uses to control the "dot" or "dash" interrupter  gear (note: illustration of spring drive for gearbox omitted for clarity) .

The trigger also operates the valve to release water into the carbide canister generating acetylene gas , this is combusted at the mantle to generate a fierce illumination. Similarly, another small lever is driven to strike a flint to ignite the gas.

The interrupted beams are collated by the prisms and focussed to a beam by the final output lens.

The conversion of the Baudot code to Morse enables the reception of the message either by mechanical means or the trained eye of a skilled operator.