Inside the Enigma Machine

During a four-hour period on October 7, campus historians and researchers associated with History of Science and Technology at CMU (HOST @ CMU)—a cross-campus, interdisciplinary initiative to collect and preserve CMU’s historical contributions to scientific and technical development—assembled in the Hunt Library Fine and Rare Book Room to open up the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ two Enigma machines.

Researchers had a rare opportunity to peek “under the hood” of these World War II-era machines to photograph their carefully-crafted interiors and to locate and record the serial numbers printed on their rotors. Read the full article.

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