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__SPACER__ The completely mechanical Hagelin C-36 was developed by the Swedish cryptographer in the 1930s, after having been approached by the French to develop portable cryptographic systems. Working out of Switzerland, Hagelin machines are the Swiss watch of crypto devices and commanded prices such that Hagelin became a millionaire. Later variants of these very elegantly designed machines were used by the US.
__SPACER__ One can’t help but wonder if Jefferson would have been given the credit for the multitude of different inventions that he is associated with today, had he not been the founding father of what became the world’s most powerful nation. Nonetheless, the simple wheel cipher, shown is often called a Jefferson disk, after its inventor.