C0019

Two Enigma plugboard sockets
Title
Two Enigma plugboard sockets
Production date
c. 1939-1945
Additional Title information
A pair of sockets for the plugboard of an Enigma I machine.
MATERIAL(s)
Steel.
Type
Cipher machine part
DIMENSIONS
18 x 11 mm
Serial number(s)
Contributer(S)
COLLECTION NUMBER
C0019
CONDITION
Fair. Nuts stuck in place.
Category / Subcategory (if applicable)
Location
Main collection (Durham, UK).
STATUS
In storage
provenance
Purchased from a German dealer.
Acquisition Date
Jun 2020
Associated object(S)
C0016, C0017, C0018.
Record Last Updated
Aug 20, 2022
DESCRIPTION
A pair of sockets for the plugboard of an Enigma I machine, found among some spare Enigma I machine parts (see C0016 — C0018). One has a thicker diameter for the top plugboard pin and the other a thinner diameter for the bottom plugboard pin. Each plugboard was fitted with 54 of these sockets (two for each letter and one on each side for testing).
Notes
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