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Rare Nazi Coding Machine Sold on Ebay for $14

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Rare Nazi Coding Machine Sold on Ebay for $  14

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In the most recent news about insane Ebay finds, volunteers from The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park have found and bought a top secret Nazi code machine for just US$ 14. The machine would have likely been used to send messages between high-ranking officers in WWII, perhaps even Hitler himself.

“One of my colleagues was searching on eBay and came across what seemed to be a German Lorenz teleprinter, so we bought it and drove to Essex … and there it was in a garden shed under some rubbish, the Lorenz teleprinter in its carrying case.” ~ Museum Volunteer, CNN

Named the Lorenz SZ42 cipher machine, very few of the machines are still in existence, and the museum volunteers are trying to assemble a working device.

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