One of only 3 "enigma machine" stolen; A piece of ENIAC was up for auction.

From: Mike Cheponis <mac_at_Wireless.Com>
Date: Mon Apr 3 00:26:28 2000

As for the BBC article saying it was only one of three in the world, this is
hard to believe. Thousands of Enigmas were built, and it's quite difficult
to believe that all but three have been destroyed.

The Computer Museum History Center <http://www.computerhistory.org>
has at least one, and I know that the NSA lobby also is reported to have one.

As the article points out, even Mick Jagger owns an Enigma machine, but of
a different type than the stolen machine.

I know about the 4-rotor and 3-rotor versions; what other types have there
been?

And, what is unique about the Bletchley Park Enigma that made it only one of
three in the world?

-Mike


On Sun, 2 Apr 2000, Ethan Dicks wrote:

>
>
> --- John Lewczyk <jlewczyk_at_his.com> wrote:
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_698000/698804.stm
> >
> > An Enigma machine used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War
> > Two, has been stolen from the code-cracking Station X at Bletchley Park,
> > Buckinghamshire. The machine, worth about 100,000, is one of only three in
> > the world. It was brought to the UK after the war.
> >
> > I bet it was somebody on this list who grabbed it! Fess up! ;-)
>
> The closest I've come is photographing the one at the Deutches Museum on
> my recent trip to visit Hans.
>
> -ethan
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