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Interesting Car Boot Sale Find!

Article about: Afternoon all, One of my friends bought this peice at a boot sale for £8. Inside the box its got 'Bletchley' written in pencil. He thinks it may be some sort of de-coding machine/intrument.

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    Afternoon all,

    One of my friends bought this peice at a boot sale for £8. Inside the box its got 'Bletchley' written in pencil. He thinks it may be some sort of de-coding machine/intrument. Funnily enough though, its got 'Made In Germany' stamped into the metal!

    Anyone have any idea what this is?

    Cheers,
    Lee
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    Apologies for blatently bumping the thread!

    Anyone have any ideas what this peice may be?

    Cheers,
    Lee

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    Hi Woody,

    Not sure what it is but since it has "Made in Germany" stamped into it, it was most likely an item made for export. that being said, I don't think it has anything to do with being a decoder...
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    Is that carbon paper or something similar on the rollers ? Could it be some form of copier ?

    It hasn't got anywhere near enough gears for a de-coding machine....unless of course a fair chunk of it is missing !

    Steve T

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    made in germay means that it is after the war. else there was an bird on it .

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    Quote by DarkEagle View Post
    made in germay means that it is after the war. else there was an bird on it .
    I think, and i could be wrong, but made in Germany was for pre war export. and after the war it was "made in west Germany"

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    At least the war time books has word Copyright. And somewhere I saw the word made in Germany in the war time piece
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    stanley best
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    IMHO this is a Braille typewriter, a typewritter for the blind.
    Best regards
    Tamás

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    glennser
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    Could it be a stenography machine?

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    I think the same. For a moment thought it may be a stenography writer, but the number of keys is more likely to blind people writer.

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