The “Rotor” based Security Cylinder is a spinoff of three amazing machines known worldwide.
1. The“Antikythera Mechanism”
2. The Rotary “German Enigma”
3. The “Italian Cryptex”
These three machines are scientifically linked in as much as they were, in rough form, predecessors of the modern day computer.
The Antikythera was used in ancient Greece to predict astronomical events. The Enigma encrypted battle field messages and the Cryptex was used by couriers laden with secret unencrypted maps and tactical plans.
All three mechanisms are shown respectively at left with links.
I have always been amazed and mystified by the ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM, the ENIGMA and the CRYPTEX . These advanced machines were the sum of thousands of hours work and development. Having watched, enjoyed and researched “The Davinci Code,” “Enigma,” and “Antikythera,” I felt I could design and produce “Themed,” functional, quality hybrids of these machines.
My first model the [HG1] from ”Hunger Games” is made from several hard woods with brass rotors. I intend to follow with several other models including ANTIKYTHERA, ENIGMA, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR and more.
My priority - Artistry , quality and a reasonable , affordable price so the public can own them.
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