M-94 SIGNAL CORPS CIPHER DEVICE 36 DISKS SOLID BRASS JEFFERSON TYPE ENCRYPTION For Sale
M-94 SIGNAL CORPS CIPHER DEVICE 36 DISKS SOLID BRASS JEFFERSON TYPE ENCRYPTION:
IF YOUR ADDRESS DOES NOT MEET THE BELOW CRITERIA THE SALE WILL BE CANCELLED AND YOU WILL BE REFUNDED AND THE ITEM WILL BE RELISTED !I WILL ONLY MAIL TO THE ADDRESS THAT IS PROVIDED TO ME AT CHECK OUT BY . THE UNIT WILL MAIL FULLY INSURED BY THE POST OFFICE. IT WILL MAIL BY PRIORITY MAIL ONLY.
SOLID BRASS JEFFERSON CIPHER OR M-94 WHEEL CIPHER WITH 36 DISKS ! VERY RARE TO FIND ONE OF THESE WITH 36 DISKS ! OR TO FIND ONE AT ALL ! THIS CREATES A VERY STRONG IF NOT UNBREAKABLE CIPHER.COMES WITH THE SIGNAL CORPS CODE / MESSAGE BOOK BURLAP BAG AND THE OLD BANK BAG AND THE METAL BOX. ALSO COMES WITH THE 2 ALLEN WRENCHES NEEDED TO TAKE APART AND SHUFFLE THE DISKS.IT HAD 3 HARD RUBBER FEET THAT WERE DRY AND CRUMBLED AWAY TO DUST WHEN I SCRAPED THEM OFF. THEY WERE REPLACED WITH 4 BROWN FELT FEET.ONCE THE KEY IS SET (DISK ORDER) THE CHANCES OF ARRANGING THE DISKS IN THE SAME ORDER TO BREAK THE CODE IS AN INCREDIBLE TO 1THIS NUMBER IS SO ASTRONOMICALLY LARGE THAT MOST SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS WONT DISPLAY THE ANSWER. THE EQUATION IS 36! (36 FACTORIAL) 36 X 35 X 34 X 33 X 32 X 31 ETC.
THIS UNIT CREATES A CIPHER SO STRONG ILL BET YOU CANT FIGURE THIS OUT. QGAK FSVB OBAZ RVPM AUBE JFGQ PNFY HECA HXWL JUST LIKE A ONE TIME PAD THIS IS UNBREAKABLE ! THE ABOVE WAS CREATED WITH THIS DEVICE WITH MY SECRET KEY AND CAN ONLY BE DECIPHERED WITH THIS UNIT.This unit is clearly not a toy or some curio sold in a gift shop at the Smithsonian. This is for a serious collector or cryptography fan. This is made of solid old world brass and has brass, bronze and steel hardware. The brass on this piece is true non-magnetic solid brass. After handling this for a while your hands smell as if you have been counting or holding a handful of old pennies. The piecewithout the box weighs 21 pounds by itself. The metal box is solid and weighs 9 pounds. This box resembles a military style ammunition box. It is very heavy and has a solid rubber seal under the lid. I think it is because of this box that this unit has been so well preserved and not damaged or torn up. Please note that this unit will be shipped in this steel box. This will then be placed in another cardboard box with additional padding. The steel spindle with the 36 disks will be wrapped separately to prevent damage. The spindle with the 36 disks has threaded holes in the ends of the rod. To remove the spindle from the cradle you unscrew the 2 thumb bolts from the 2 end plates. Then the spindle will lift off of the cradle. One end of the spindle has a removable clamp style shaft collar on it. You loosen this clamp with the included hex key and then the 36 disks can be removed from the spindle. You then shuffle these and put them back on the spindle making sure to record the order(your key) on paper. You then supply this key to the receiver of your cipher. They are then able to decipher the cipher text back into plain text and read the message. This unit has the brass alignment rods that go through all 36 holes to lock the rotors from turning once a plain text message has been set. It also has 2 positions for the rods that underline a chosen line of text. This thing is built with the precision and accuracy of a clock. All 936 letters are perfectly legible and in line with the letters on the adjacent disks. The unit rests comfortably in the cradle while you rotate and set each letter. The whole time advancing the brass rod deeper into the disks to lock them setting the plain text on a single line.This brass rod will go through all 36 disks smoothly and without any interference. Again this is due to the accuracy of the 936 holes in the brass letter disks.Once again this entire device is made of solid brass. The only steel parts that a magnet will stick to is the main shaft and the 4 pins that protrude inside of the brass end plates. These are the 4 pins that the unit rests on in the cradle. None of the parts show any evidence of dropping or other abuse.