Lot 5260

A cipher machine NeMa for the Swiss military and embassies

International Military History from 1919 | A89r | Live auction | 900 Lots

Hammer price € 7,400

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The NeMA (= new machine) was the Swiss successor model to the Enigma-K developed in 1938 for the Swiss Army. It was a rotor cipher machine as its predecessor, but it had ten wheels, five of which were wired. Machine and carrying case with original black-grey lacquer and inscription, "T-D" (= Tasten-Drücker-Maschine, tr. key stroke machine) with identical numbers and "191" (number range of the Department of Foreign Affairs). The inside of the lid with connection cables and a German instruction manual classified as "Geheim/Secret". Not checked for functionality and completeness. A total of 640 machines were manufactured by Zellweger Uster AG and used in embassies until the mid-1970s.

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