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Switch Associated with Edward Hebern

Switch 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 metal and plastic object has a mark at the base base of the label that reads: ARROW - H. & H.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
switch
maker
Edward Hebern
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 2 cm x 4.5 cm; 1 9/16 in x 25/32 in x 1 25/32 in
ID Number
1991.3033.089
catalog number
1991.3033.089
nonaccession number
1991.3033
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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