ENIGMA encryption/decryption device

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Date Introduced
1935 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
6 x 11 x 15 in.
Manufacturer
Chiffriermaschinen Aktien-Gesellschaft
Credit Line
Gift of Gwen and Gordon Bell
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Germany
Object ID
B197.81

The ENIGMA cipher machine was used by the German military in WWII. Messages typed into the machine were encrypted and then sent by Morse code. Special-purpose machines in both the US and Britain secretly broke the ENIGMA codes.