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Discs Associated with Edward Hebern

Discs Associated with Edward Hebern

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Description
The American inventor Edward Hebern (1869-1952) designed a series of machines for encrypting messages. The Smithsonian collections include a few of these as part of accession 1991.0190. Like many inventors, Hebern accumulated a variety of spare parts. These are some of them, part of museum transaction 1991.3033.
This is a group of two rusting metal discs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
discs
maker
Edward Hebern
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
each:.5 cm x 7.3 cm x 7.3 cm; 3/16 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.3033.043
nonaccession number
1991.3033
catalog number
1991.3033.043
Credit Line
Gift of T. Scripps Downing
subject
Mathematics
Codes and Ciphers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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