German Enigma Machine

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Exterior


Enigma and friend
Enigma machine protected by guard dog

 

Enigma
German Enigma Machine

 

front of box
Back of box (note the hinge), with serial number and carrying strap

 

Rotors


This type of Enigma machine came with 5 rotors (I, II, III, IV, V). Three could be placed into the machine at any one time. The others usually had a separate box for transport.

rotor top
Top of rotor V

rotor bottom
Bottom of rotor V

 

Rotor eagle
Closeup of the eagle, with the marking WaA618

 

Rotors in place
Rotors I, II, and III in place

standalone rotors
Rotors IV and V

 

Plugboard and Keyboard


plugboard
Plugboard, here swapping A with J, and S with O

 

Enigma machine cover opened
Enigma machine inside cover open, exposing rotors, battery compartment, and bare bulbs

 

keyboard
Enigma keyboard

 

Bletchley Park


 

Bletchley Park
The mansion at Bletchley Park in October 2005

 

Enigma Shop


You can buy Enigma mugs, shirts, and other cool items like those pictured here. Click on these images to visit the store.

mug  t-shirt

 

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