Lot 41
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FULLY OPERATIONAL THREE ROTOR ENIGMA-1 MACHINE, 1944

Estimate
180,000 - 200,000 USD
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Description

  • A Fully Operational Three-Roter Enima I Cipher Machine. Erfurt, Germany: Olympia Büromaschinenwerke AG for Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1944 
3-rotor Enigma I cipher machine, serial number A01259 / bac / 44E, with 3 aluminum rotors, each rotor with 26 positions labeled with numbers, housed in the original oak case (13¼ x 11 x 6½ in.) with leather handle, case with hinged front panel stamped "ENIGMA" and "Klappe Schleissen" opening to reveal Steckerbrett. Control panel with standard raised "QWERTZ" keyboard of 26 glass and metal keys with white on black backgrounds, light panel with letters A-Z and hinged rotor cover lifting to reveal 26 light bulbs, reflector & rotor compartment, and battery compartment, ebonite Steckerbrett (plug-board) and 12 patch-cables (10 plugged into Steckerbrett and 2 spares stored in lid of case), lid with 10 spare bulbs, green contrast filter, spare patch-cables, and instructions printed on metal plate ("Zur Beachtung!"). Instruction plate, power source indicator plate, and green contrast filter replaced; Stecker cables with original plugs and newer cables.  WITH: A circa 1934 German Baumuster Type T1 Telegraph key, and 2 facsimile Enigma operating manuals.
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