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Marconi Kryha Cipher Machine, by Marconiphone Company, England, c. 1922

Inventory Number: 46995

46995-3t 46995-1t 46995-2t

Date: c. 1922

Maker Details: Signed by Marconiphone Co. Ltd.

Inscription: See Document.

Size: 260 x 200 x 110 mm (case)

Materials: Steel?, assorted metals, glass, nickel.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 95, 854 (white tag).


Marconi-Kryha Cipher Machine, in semi-circular nickel-plated case with metal plaque. Arc-shaped glass window set into semi-circular shaped lid. Lid opens to reveal interior central metal cipher dial, semi-circular cover board and assorted horizontal cogs. At rear of machine is pull-out brake knob, tapper key and key hole. Semi-circular board inside machine is hinged and can show additional horizontal cogs and rotational appartus. A Marconi Kryha Cipher Machine included both encrypting and transmitting apparatus in a single-piece set. With associated key. Previously associated and catalogued with Instruction Booklet (Inv. Num. 88541).

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