Mexican Army Cipher Wheel

Mexican Army Cipher Wheel

Mexican Army Cipher Wheel This encryption machine was state of the art during the time of conflict between Mexico and the USA shortly before World War I.   It uses 5 disks that convert letters into 2 digit numbers based on a key that is used to initially set the wheels. Our version is particularly nice.  The wood used is alder and the numbers are deeply laser engraved on the smooth lacquered surface.  The largest wheel is just under 6” in diameter and ¼” thick.  The remaining wheels are either 5/32” or 1/8” thick.The machine is easy to use and comes with clear instructions. We also provide 3 different encoded messages for you to try and decode. 

It provides a focus to talk about what improves in the image the hand-eye child coordination develops the child’s ability to streamline the recognition of size and / or form stimulates the steps taken by the child in a logical order places increases spatial insight Develops the ability of the child to later identify letters of the alphabet because puzzles help them to recognize them Encourages perseverance in completing an activity after it has started Creates the confidence and feeling of satisfaction of a child through the above puzzle to complete everything, making jigsaw puzzles is fun!

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