Through our network of historians, consultants, skilled restoration specialists, craftsmen, and collectors, EnigmaMuseum.com is able to provide the highest level of service to individuals and institutions interested in virtually any aspect of antique and clandestine communication devices and Enigma cipher machines.
This page lists some of the services that we offer. Please contact us directly if we can be helpful with your planning.
This unique video shows an absolutely accurate reenactment of German WW-II soldiers going through the steps to set up and use an Enigma to encode a message. It is the only video that has ever been made to explain and show the setup and use of an Enigma. The German Soldiers set up the Enigma, encode the message and then transmit it by radio to another Enigma and the video shows the steps in setting up the destination Enigma to decipher the message.
The video is 14 minutes long and can be played on any computer.
Bletchley Park shows this video continually in their main exhibits in Block B, and they have trimmed it to about 7 minutes by skipping over the repetitive deciphering settings. The Marconi Museum in Chatham MA has also trimmed the video for display.
You may view a small version of the video at:
If you would like a full-screen version, please contact us directly. There is no charge for using our video and all that we ask is that you mention www.EnigmaMuseum.com.
This is an inexpensive, stand-alone device that creates and sends Enigma-Encoded 5-letter groups of letters in audible Morse Code and simultaneously displays the message letter-by-letter in its screen. This device precisely duplicates the sounds that the Allies heard on the short wave bands when the Germans were sending their Enigma-encoded messages in Morse Code. The simultaneous visual display allows museum visitors to see and hear these messages.
This device costs less than $100 and runs on a 9volt battery. It can be modified to run on a 9volt wall adapter.
You may see the device at: http://EnigmaMuseum.com/mfj418.jpg
It comes with an instruction booklet but the instructions on the page at
http://EnigmaMuseum.com/mfj418b.jpg will allow you to adjust it to simulate Enigma transmissions.
You may purchase it directly from MFJ: http://mfjenterprises.com
We recommend installing the device with an external power supply for continual operation.
We also recommend installing an accompanying sign that reads:
There are a number of excellent Enigma simulators that allow you to transform a computer into an Enigma. The dispays duplicate the appearance of an Enigma and the operation simulates using an Enigma. Whether a museum owns an Enigma or not, these simulators allow visitors to actively participate in encoding and decoding Enigma messages in a realistic fashion. The simulators can simulate every model of Enigma and can be used to encipher and decipher actual Enigma messages. If you do not want visitors to directly operate your Enigma, you may want to set up one of these simulators to allow them to simulate using an Enigma.
Basic Simulator: http://EnigmaMuseum.com/enigma_w.zip
Advanced Simulator: http://EnigmaMuseum.com/EnigmaSim.zip
We have been hunting for, researching, restoring, documenting and selling Enigmas for over 25 years. We are the only company that specializes in Enigma history and has the experience and skills to restore Enigmas to working condition. Please contact us for further information.
We are in close contact with over 3,000 collectors and historians. With their help we can generally find even the rarest and most unusual items. Please contact us with your needs.
SPECIAL ENIGMA CORROSION WARNING
We have discovered that as many as 10% of all surviving Enigmas may be in danger of major corrosion due to the deterioration of some light-colored green light filters that are giving off large amounts of Acetic Acid Fumes ! If you have an Enigma Please Visit:
The German Enigma Cipher Machine played a critical role in the history of WW-2. We have documented every aspect of the Enigma in our CD entitled The Story of the ENIGMA: History, Technology, and Decoding
and in our new book: Inside ENIGMA and other Historic Cipher Machines. Ordering information is presented at the bottom of these linked summary and introduction pages.
* * THE STORY OF THE ENIGMA CD: History, Technology, and Deciphering (NEW 4th Edition) (Details, Table of Contents and Ordering Information)
This newly expanded CD is a complete cipher machine library. It has twice the material in the 3rd edition. It tells the complete story of the ENIGMA !
It contains Thousands of Pictures, Many books and manuals, Videos, Enigma Simulator Programs, Construction Projects, Other Cipher Machines... and much more. $15. ** (Updates & Corrections Website:)
* * NEW BOOK: INSIDE ENIGMA: Inside the German ENIGMA and other Historic Cipher Machines (Details, Table of Contents and Ordering Information)
This new book contains 208 pages and over 500 pictures that exlain the history and workings of the ENGIMA and other cipher machines including the Russian Fialka. $20. ** (Updates & Corrections Website:)
EnigmaMuseum.com is an active collector of Enigma machines as well as other antique cipher, telegraph, and scientific devices. From time to time, we are able to offer some of our collection for sale. We strive to provide accurately restored, fully functional antique equipment to serious collectors, museums, corporations, and institutions. Our inventory changes frequently. Check our “For Sale” page or contact us directly if there is a specific piece of antique equipment you are seeking.
Rentals, Props, Lectures and Demonstrations
EnigmaMuseum.com makes some of its cipher machines available for short-term rental. Our staff can develop specialized presentations, lectures and demonstrations and can travel to your location to present informative and entertaining programs covering all aspects of Enigma and Cipher machine history and technology.
EnigmaMuseum.com is seeking Enigma machines, Fialka machines, and various other antique cipher equipment to add to its collections, to study, to restore, as well as to resell to collectors and institutions. We will consider any related equipment in any condition.
During the past 20 years EnigmaMuseum.com personnel have developed a global network of collectors, dealers, historians and institutions. We can use this network to assist you in finding the Enigma Machine you are seeking or to help you to arrange sales and/or trades to suit your needs.
We are available to provide appraisals and technical evaluations for Enigma machines and related equipment.
Repair and Restoration
The personnel at EnigmaMuseum.com have been repairing and restoring Enigma and other scientific machines for more than 20 years. We have developed a team of skilled restoration specialists with advanced capabilities to repair and restore Enigmas and other cipher machines. We pride ourselves on our ability to bring Enigma machines “back to life”.
During the past 20 years we have been actively searching for original Enigma parts in the remains of bombed factories and in battlefields. We maintain a stock of many original parts and our skilled professional machinists can recreate exact replicas to order. Contact us for further information: Info (at) EnigmaMuseum.com or (802) 431-5158
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: (Copyright (c) 2016: Prof. Tom Perera Ph. D.)
Although all the pictures and text are copyrighted, you may use any of them for your own personal applications including public lectures and demonstrations, publications and websites as long as you mention the www.EnigmaMuseum.com or w1tp.com/enigma Museum. If you plan to offer them for sale to the public in any form, you must email me for permission which I will generally grant as long as you mention my museums: http://EnigmaMuseum.com or http://w1tp.com/enigma. My email address is given at the bottom of this page. Some of the material may require contacting other copyright owners for commercial use and I will inform you by email. Please also see the disclaimer of warranty.