Bencher BY-1 Iambic Paddle

Early on the scene, the BY1 was the defacto standard for iambic paddles for many years, and this 4 pound beauty still performs very well.

While not as glitzy as it's close relatives the chrome plated BY-2 and the gold plated BY-3, it still looks good while doing yeoman duty on my operating desk where it's currently plugged into the K-2.

Bencher Inc. lists them at $135 but I was lucky to snag mine on E-bay for less than half that figure.

Notice the beautiful clear cover personalized with my call sign. It was custom built by Plastics and graphics I had searched off and on for a Bencher cover, but one simply wasn't available. Then one day at our weekly lunch gathering, Jim Lasley, NĜJL, displayed a very nice clear plastic call sign plaque for show and tell.

Turns out that Jim's sister-in-law, Judy Koh, manfactures many products in plexiglass, acrylic, and lexan. Some email correspondence with Judy produced this nice cover at a very fair price. I supplied the dimensions and she did the work. Is that a good deal or what?

If you would like a first class cover for your Bencher, contact Judy at Plastics and graphics.com. The usual disclaimers apply, I'm just a satisfied customer.

Revised 2 Dec 2012 ... WAĜITP
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