22654RE: [midatlanticretro] I just bought an enigma machine!
- Sep 12, 2011-------- Original Message --------
> From: "Bill Sudbrink" <wh.sudbrink@...>You could say that your desire to know when/where/why does make this a real
> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 11:52 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] I just bought an enigma machine!
> Bill Sudbrink wrote:
> > If it actually has "Hasbro" stamped on it, I'll be surprised
> > (and a little disappointed)
> Well, it doesn't have "Hasbro" stamped on it, but I am surprised and
> a little disappointed. The appearance of age in the photo was simply
> a fine layer of dust. The model is made of very precisely molded,
> very hard plastic, the kind used in high quality, finely detailed
> model railroad items. It is much higher quality than anything that
> came with GI Joe toys. There is no indication of a makers mark of any
> kind on it. It is very finely detailed. The box has "wood grain"
> molded into it and the scale screw heads on the box handle are clearly
> visible. The only place it "falls down" is the box hinge, which is
> a standard "little plastic pillbox" style hinge, totally out of scale.
> The coloring of the various elements are molded into the plastic
> rather than being painted on. It is most definitely intended to be a
> three rotor enigma. Still not too bad for my twelve bucks, but there
> are probably many more of them out there somewhere. I'm still wondering
> when/where/why it was made.
> Oh well, something "cute" to put on my trinket shelf and I can say I
> own an enigma.
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