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Instruments of Science & Technology / AN ENIGMA ROTOR BOX WITH TWO ROTORS, GERMAN, DATED 1936,

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AN ENIGMA ROTOR BOX WITH TWO ROTORS,
GERMAN, DATED 1936,
28 September 2022, 14:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

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AN ENIGMA ROTOR BOX WITH TWO ROTORS, GERMAN, DATED 1936,

Rotor serial numbers: III (A00413/43E), V (A1727)
Rotor V (A1727) of early manufacture. This is indicated by aluminium ratchet wheel and dot above Roman numeral. Marked WaA30.
Rotor III (A00413/43E) produced by Ertel-Werk für Feinmechanik in Munich in 1943. Marked WaA900,
the case 9 1/2in x 2 1/2in x 5in (24cm x 6.5cm x 12.5cm)

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Each Enigma rotor box holds two rotors, while the other three were in use within the actual Enigma machine. The Enigma system was used by a broad range of German forces including the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe, navy, the SS and Abwehr. Although Enigma was used mostly in during the Second World War, it was first utilised by the German military in 1929.

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