From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri Aug 20 16:31:59 2004

On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 18:57, Geoffrey Thomas wrote:
> Is this the real thing ?

Not a German Enigma, no. (e.g.:
http://web.syr.edu/~nrsmit01/webquest/enigma.jpg), but real in the sense
that it is an Enigma :)

I can't see an equivalent to the plugboard that the German machines
have, so it's presumably a much simpler device.

German 3-rotor Enigma machines are actually pretty common, or so I'm
told - I suppose they just normally appear in traditional auction houses
rather than on ebay.

That ebay one seems like quite a high price. I'm not sure if that's
because it's a) Swiss rather than German, b) in extremely good condition
or c) because it's on ebay. I suspect the latter...


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