Lot 5262

A cipher machine Hagelin CX-52 of the South American military

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


The case with field-grey wrinkle paint and riveted type plate "Type CX-52 - No 32349 - Series D". The lid without key. Not checked for functionality and completeness. Dimensions 21 x 14 x 10 cm. A second device for parts only is included. Mechanical rotor machine, manufactured as of 1952 by Crypto AG in Zug, Switzerland. The first model was the CX-52 with six pinwheels, followed by the CR/RT with a tape reader. Six pin wheels generate a pseudo-random code. To cipher/decipher the printer is rotated as many positions as indicated by the random number. For coding/decoding transmitter and receiver must setup their machines identically.
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