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22654RE: [midatlanticretro] I just bought an enigma machine!

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  • B. Degnan
    Sep 12, 2011
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      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Bill Sudbrink" <wh.sudbrink@...>
      > Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 11:52 AM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > 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.
      > Bill

      You could say that your desire to know when/where/why does make this a real

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