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Collection - Richard Brisson - Collection

If you have any similar items or additional information / perspective, please send me an email to spytools@sympatico.ca (Richard).

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Source: Personal Collection
"RC2 - Italian Clandestine Suitcase Radio" WW-II vintage.
I acquired this clandestine radio in June 2014 from an Italian collector. Additional photos:

This set is featured in Louis Meulstee's book "Wireless for the Warrior - Volume 4" in the "Italy WW-II Transmitters and Receivers" section. .
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Source: Personal Collection
"The American Black Chamber" (Japanese edition) published in 1931.
I acquired this Japanese book in July 2013 from a Canadian book enthusiast Jean-Guy Rioux who lives currently in Japan. Thank you Jean-Guy!!! Very difficult book to find. Additional photos: I wish to thank Kayoko as she's informed me (via Frode) that the last scan of page 467 shows that the book was printed on 5 August 1931 and that it was published on 10 August 1931. It was published by two newspapers, one in Osaka and the other in Tokyo. They are Osaka Mainiti Shimbun and Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun.

No other significant information on the web has been found on this specific Japanese edition although it is often referenced in historical publications regarding Herbert Yardley.
Signal Communication Equipment Used by Enemy Nations (1944)
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Source: Personal Collection
"Signal Communication Equipment Used by Enemy Nations" published in 1944 by the Ministry of Supply in the UK. Leather bound. I acquired this booklet in June 2013 in the U.S. - very rare book. Additional photos: No other significant information on the web has been found for this device.
Racal MA-4014 Crypto
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Source: Personal Collection
Racal MA-4014 voice encryption unit from the late 1970's. I acquired a second one of these units from Europe in June 2013. Additional photos: More information can be found in several websites including this www.cryptomuseum.com website.
Cryptographe Nicolay - (Manual System)
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Source: Personal Collection
Cryptographe Nicolay - Code based on Disk System with instruction sheet. I acquired this from eBay France in May 2013 - likely produced circa 1920-1935. Additional photos: No other significant information on the web has been found for this device.
Fialka 10-rotor Soviet Device
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Source: Wikimedia
Fialka 10-rotor Soviet Device. Found from a friendly and most accomodating seller in Austria! Wikipedia entry for the FIALKA.
Koralle M-130 Weather Cipher Device
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Source: Personal Collection
Koralle M-130 Soviet Weather Cipher Device. I would much like to find the crypto engine for this device - I have 5 of the main rotors. More information available at this German website on the Soviet M-130 Koralle system. Plus I do have the main Koralle device which can be seen on my crypto webpage.
T-1154 Transmitter
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Source: Personal Collection
T-1154 Transmitter. Found along with transit case in Ottawa!!! For good technical details, please visit this webpage.
TELEFUNKEN 41 Suitcase Radio
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Source: Personal Collection
TELEFUNKEN 41 Suitcase Radio - Germany (1953) Found an excellent set on eBay France in September 2011 - Merci! This radio is featured in Louis Meulstee's book "Wireless for the Warrior - Volume 4" in the "Germany after 1945" section.
STU-III Secure Phone
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Source: eBay Listing
STU-III Secure Phones. Various models were produced including the 1500, 2500, 3500 and 9600. Of course, there were various accessories including fax units, manuals, keys, etc.

Found a 9600!!! Came along with a FAX unit from a super chap in Great Britain!
This website (by "Island Granite Group") is an excellent source of information on the various STU-III models.
M-209A Code Machine
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Source: eBay Listing
M-209A Code Machine - U.S. WW-II. FOUND!!! Bought from a super fellow in California in 2006. Here is another excellent photo website from WikiMedia.
General Washington's Spies
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Source: eBay Listing
Book "General Washington's Spies (on Long Island and in New York)" - 1939. Looking for the two volume set preferrably in good dust jacket.

FOUND!!! Bought the set on ABE Books online in February 2013.
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J.H. Bunnell Key and Plug Assembly No. 9 for the Wireless Set No. 19
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Source: Chris Bisaillion
J.H. Bunnell Key and Plug Assembly No. 9 for the Wireless Set No. 19. FOUND! Acquired from Paul Reuvers in the Netherlands, creator of the Enigma-E! Here is a detailed website by Chris Bisaillion on keys for the 19-set.
Signal Corps Bulletins 1940 or earlier on cryptography
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Source: Personal Collection
Signal Corps Bulletins 1945 or earlier on cryptography. Mostly all found on eBay! One can scan this PDF version of a presentation on Friedman by Callimahos in which it is acknowledged that Friedman published many articles on cryptography in Signal Corps bulletins between 1925 and 1940.
WWII British Counter-Intelligence Handbook - Germany
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Source: eBay Listing
WWII British Counter-Intelligence Handbook - Germany. Found on eBay - Item Number 370025992568 in 2006. No further information on the web or in text references.
Manual on the German Secret Services and British Counter-Measures
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Source: eBay Listing
Manual on the German Secret Services and British Counter-Measures. FOUND - Acquired from a true gentleman in Terence Cultra from Illinois USA in April 2007! No further information on the web or in text references.
Captain Video Mysto-Coder
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Source: Personal Collection
Captain Video Mysto-Coder - 1950's. Purchased on eBay in August 2012!!! Normally with red stone and Captain Video's silhouette printed on cardboard behind the stone. Here is a photo of the back of the decoder. This website provides additional details.
James Bond
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Source: eBay Listing
James Bond "Message from M" Board Game by Ideal - 1966. Found and purchased from eBay US in 2007. This website for this game lists basic details on how it is to be played.
1949 Captain Midnight Manual
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Source: eBay Listing
1949 Captain Midnight Secret Squadron Manual. Found and purchased from eBay US in 2002. This Captain Midnight website features background details regarding the show. I also found this website which has excellent background and photos regarding Captain Midnight decoders.

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