Secret Communications 2
25 November 2016
Owing to the overwhelming success of our Secret Communications 2 event, we have decided to add an extra 'Open Day' to the public.
After due considerations, we have decided to set this date for:
14 January 2017
Particularly for those haven't had an opportunity coming along, this might be your chance.
This announcement being initiated on Monday 11 April 2016
Status: 12 September 2016
Please download now the integral Secret Communication 2 folder; converted into PDF.
We have, Deo volente, set preliminary dates for:
12 November 2016
19 November 2016
3 December 2016
In November this year, three years have been passed since our previous Exhibition called Secret Communications did took place.
In the meantime Paul and Marc have been able to obtain very exclusive devices, among it, for example, a TypeX machine. We may consider that this machine cannot be found in private hands elsewhere.
A part of our current collection will be moved in storage and by this means giving room for Paul and Marc's wonderful collection.
What certainly being planned for, Deo volente, is displaying their Enigmas again; in German language one would say:
On 18 June 2016
We are being able to show you the newly taken photos provided by Paul and Marc.
One Enigma out of five which Paul and Marc are putting on display, all being displayed entire touchable (although, we kindly ask you not to do it, of course)
Rather rare gear - the SP 15 in a 'container version' known as FSS 7 which could be buried for future 'stay behind' operations
Used by German- and also Dutch Gladio like organisations; maybe by some other governments as well.
The very nice British cipher machine known as Noreen
Compatible to the bigger Rockex machine type.
Using a curious punch tape possessing six holes, very unusual; this tape being fed from a (quasi) random noise source.
A mysterious Britsh TypeX machine
This might be the only two machines world-wide in private hand.
Not always well understood, purely technical: it is being based on regular Enigma technology (using wired rotors). But being maintained far better secure than the Germans could manage.
It has to be noticed though, that basically Enigma was a secure machine, but the way it once had been operated on the military German side, made it rather vulnerable.
On the other hand, the German SS used Enigma machines as well, and these weren't broken often. Generally, these were unbreakable.
On a long term loan from a Dutch museum
Another most rare set is type ZO 47
Likely this is the only remaining set worldwide.
Z stood for zender = transmitter
O stood for ontvanger = receiver
47 likely stood for 1947, the year of its introduction.
It had been introduced for 'stay behind' operations. Please remember, that by then the 'cold war' had already started to become reality.
After 22 years our second Siemens G-Schreiber has returned from England, where it was most of the time being displayed in the IWM at Lambeth.
There will likely no other place in the world where you can see a couple of T 52d Geheimschreiber on display
Don't be disappointed, there will be put much more on display!
You can also take a look straight away what is to be find on their website:
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By Arthur O. Bauer