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German Kriegsmarine 'Enigma' encoding machine

Description

German Kriegsmarine 'Enigma' encoding machine housed in wooden case, serial M16744, with four code rotors, and a wooden case containing five spare rotors, of type used in German submarines, 1944

Museum reference

T.1994.63

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Encoding machine, Rotor, Box

Production information

Deutches Kriegsmarine (German Navy), Commissioner
Germany, EUROPE

Date

1944

Materials

Metal, Wood

Physical description

Wood case and box

Associations

Non-British forces, inc. Imperial and Colonial: Deutches Kriegsmarine (German Navy)
War: World War II

Exhibitions

  • Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories (14 Nov 2008 - 01 Jan 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Scotland's Secret War (08 Jul 2005 - 16 Oct 2005)
    National Library of Scotland

References

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/enigma-encoding-machine

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 3 »
Science And Technology, Communicate

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