A keyboard from a German Enigma machine. The keyboard is in a damaged condition, missing some keys and the back row of springs. Some of the keys are functional, but some are not. It is possible that this keyboard was cannibalised for spares during the War. The keyboard was likely destroyed at the end of the Second World War in order to prevent it from falling in the hands of Allied forces. Fortunately left in an attic, the keyboard is in a remarkably good condition, and is one of the best surviving examples of an Enigma machine destroyed by German troops at the end of the War. Indeed, many ended up thrown away in holes dug in the ground or were thrown in the sea, so are now in a far worse condition. One of the keyboard 'legs' is the guide pin for an Enigma Umkehrwalze (reflector), evidence of a possible field repair.