Some days ago I received via 'We Transfer' a quite large bunch of photos, transferred on behalf Tom van Eijck.
He did sent me about 59 photos, previously taken; however, mainly commenced during the event held on 3 December 2016.
What should we do?
Leaving the rather extensive reportings as it currently is, or creating an additional webpage?
After due considerations, I decided to add this photo series also onto our website too.
Simply, because some of the photos do show William Binney!
Insiders will know him.
Viewing him on YouTube
However, a second consideration, is, it becomes quite apparent, that every photographer is expressing his own vision in the way he looks through a 'camera lens', and the means he operates the camera-shutter.
Status: 31 January 2017
All photos taken by Boris Nieuwenhuijzen, a school friend of Tom van Eijck.
Although, Tom van Eijk is in the centre of this photo, his old school friend Boris Nieuwenhuijzen made the shot
An apparent interest in 'techniques'
In the centre of this photo we look at the special interface to the G-Schreibers, known as 'Fernschreibanschlussgerät' G, where G stood for G-Schreiber.
On the far right-hand side we just notice the rotor unit (coding module) of a Siemens T 52? (definitely, for design reasons, once not belonging to a T 52d) machine, but it was dug out off a lake were it rested cover by mud for 40 years since the end of the war.
Nevertheless, its condition is still remarkable good, when one would needed such device, it easily could be restored in sound working order.
Like many others, he was impressed by the unique row of displayed enigma machines
Tatjana Joëlle van Vark, her superb machines and according demonstrations may be regarded the nucleus of today's event
Without further comments
Please bear in mind, that all being designed- and mechanically created by Tatjana her selves
Notice only, for example, that every coding-rotor (wheel) consists just of 509 parts (components)!
Let us only enjoy the occasion
The photographer must possess a penchant for mechanics, like does Tatjana. I suppose, it is a punch-tape reader
The 'punch-tape' reader again; but nice this this picture certainly is!
Arie (PE1AQB) is likely intrigued by what is on display, just behind him stands Casten Houcke from the region of Leipzig (Germany); who came all the way down and returned this very day again, bridging > 1000 km
We have already noticed, that the photographer has a penchant for techniques
Shown is a WT 40 installation, which stood for Wechelstrom-Telegraphy; year of its military (system) introduction 1940
During the teletype era, many GPO's used still the expression 'telegraphy' for telex services.
This set-up provided 6 FSK telex channels over a single telephone line.
Quite unique, the three modules are positioned (standing) on their genuine transport cases; and could be operated the way as it is currently on display. Notwithstanding the fact, that some curious interconnecting cables are (still) lacking.
Lovely, isn't it?
The Nachtfee console is always attracting imaginations
The a bit curious colour-balance originated from the fact that the automatic camera system could apparently not cope this the two different sorts of 'light-temperatures' as well light spectra. As it is being confronted with: a normal spot-light (t = approx.3400°) as well as fluorescent light. The latter is consisting of several different spectra, which mixes in your vision; but apparently for this occasion in a curious way owing to the camera-sensor.
Our special guest today William Binney
In the rear Peter Kievits, who very kindly supported us by creating the Rb-controlled unit adapted particularly for feeding 15,000 Hz and 500 Hz; the two crucial signals used in conjunction with Freya - EGON and Nachtfee.
No comments either
Today we are very pleased that quite many females are attending as well
William Binney was also intrigued by the appearance of the Russian Fialka coding machine
Mike Diprose in a conversation with William Binney
Isn't is marvellous?
One of the most successful items concerned the literature on display (in the background); there hardly was a minute without someone was reading. Not simply browsing, but really taking time for reading!
I therefore suppose, that every new exhibition should have an inviting corner for readers.
Quite logical, the famous British 'B 2' spy-set-suite case should not fail on our exhibition
Torn Fu G
The Siemens M 190 one-time-tape-mixer machine
Where the message punch-tape runs parallel with the 'one-time pad' coding tape. These kind of coded signals provide a high degree of security.
Conversations constitute, in our venue, the core of an event
From left to right: Tom van Eijck, Arie and Peter Kievits.
The most rare FS 5000 (code-name Harpoon), the last known Gladio rig, uniquely used by all West European countries, up to, say, 1990-1992. Its uniqueness lays in the fact, that this rig is entirely complete, incorporating the coding box too!
Whether a new Gladio like organisation does exist today, I don't know; but, frankly thinking over our current situation, I would not wonder!
Viewing the encoder-switches of the Siemens T 52d Geheimschreiber
Paul in discussion with Bill Binney
Apparently a quite long conversation, as Tom's friend did take, in the meantime, the next photo
Among the many photos provided, from various open days, we rarely encounter a picture of this Philips Field-strengths meter; in its days a quite unique apparatus
A nice detail-photo of the driving mechanism of the TYPEX machine
Marc is explaining in detail how the Enigma rotors being moved
A detail picture of the MSS power supply for the SCHREIBMAX, the printer to the Schlüssel M4 machine
Shown in particular the 'snubber' circuit capacitors. Such circuit is to prevent for dangerous pulses ('counter emf') caused when the loading voltage being switched off (similarly as a car bobbin operates). This phenomenon could otherwise harming the keying contacts of an enigma machine.
An intriguing photo of the Schreibmax attached on top of the Schlüssel M4 machine.
It contacts in this case being steered by the lamp signals; because these being, for this occasion, removed and a contact-block picking up the lamp-signals instead.
WOW, what a beautiful photo of the printer-magnets of the TYPEX machine
Test-table PT 10 (Prüftafel), constituting an equivalent of the regular FuG 10 station
It could be operated as a wireless ground station as well, though also being employed as a repair set; where by means of extension-cables modules can be repaired or checked. Because, electrically this system equals a regular FuG 10 aircraft system.
Finally a so-called Green telephone
Similar to what once Churchill used during wartime days
You might have been aware of, but you went through a series of 40 photographs.
By Arthur O. Bauer