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Collection - Richard Brisson - Collection

If you have any of the following items or leads to where they could be found, please send me an email at spytools@sympatico.ca (Richard).

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Mark VII Paraset Clandestine Radio
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Source: Personal Collection
Mark VII Paraset Clandestine Radio - UK (1941). This is at the top of my "most wanted"! I have only sold or traded three items from my collection in my 16 years of acquiring artifacts and one of them was a Paraset.

Although I value what I originally obtained in return for the Paraset, I would much like to fill what is now a significant gap in my collection!
This radio is featured in Louis Meulstee's book "Wireless for the Warrior - Volume 4" in the Radios Transmitters section for Great Britain.
Mark VI Clandestine Radio
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Source: Personal photo taken at Robert Stuart Museum in 2002
Mark VI Clandestine Radio - UK (1941). Small receiver/transmitter in oak box. This radio is featured in Louis Meulstee's book "Wireless for the Warrior - Volume 4" in the Radios Transmitters section for Great Britain.
Kryha Liliput
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Source: Auction Team Breker
Kryha Liliput (mid 1920's). I am looking for this rather small unique device hopefully with all its accessories - however storage case is not overly critical. This one pictured appeared in Breker Auctions in Germany in November 2010.
Lorenz SZ 40 or SZ 42
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Source: Wikipedia
Lorenz SZ 40 or SZ 42 - WW-II German Cryptographic Teletypewriter (Allied codename: TUNNY). Could be complete or just components especially rotors. Wikipedia entry for TUNNY.
Siemens and Halske T52 Geheimschreiber
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Source: Wikipedia
Siemens and Halske T52 Geheimschreiber - WW-II German Cryptographic Teletypewriter (Allied Codename: STURGEON). Could be complete or just components especially rotors. Wikipedia entry for STURGEON.
Type X British Rotor Machine
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Source: Wikipedia
TYPEX or Type X (British rotor encryption device from 1930's and used during WW-II by UK and Canada). Could be complete or just components especially rotors - I do have rotor boxes and the wooden transport crates. Wikipedia entry for the Type X.
Enigma keyboard components
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Source: Bob Welsh
Enigma keyboard components. I am looking for keyboard bakelite letters such as in the style pictured. Would also be interested in hemispherical bulbs meant for the Enigma. In terms of the German military Enigmas, there were basically two styles of keyboard letters. One had all bakelite letter keys such as in the one pictured in the leftmost column while another had bakelite letters surrounded by metal such as in this photo of a 3-rotor Wehrmacht Enigma on Dirk Rijmenants' website.
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.
HC-570 Hagelin Crypto Machine
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Source: eBay Listing
HC-570 Hagelin Crypto Machine. Popular Hagelin-Cryptos Device from the 1970's and 1980's. Excellent webpages on Jerry Proc's website on the HC-570.
B-21 or B-211 Hagelin Cipher Machine
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Source: hem.passagen.se
B-21 or B-211 Hagelin Cipher Machine. As pictured on this website from Sweden. This Swedish website covers the B-21 and B-211.
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.
Socrat R 1110 Suitcase Receiver
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Source: Other Canadian Collector
Socrat R 1110 Suitcase Receiver - France (1951) I am looking for a complete set. Here is a photo of the accompanying manual. This radio is featured in Louis Meulstee's book "Wireless for the Warrior - Volume 4" in the RDF Equipment and Intercept Sets.
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.
Surveillance Equipment - KEL
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Source: eBay Listing
Surveillance Equipment (Cold War or prior). Manufacturers such as Special Operations Group, Unitel, AID, KEL, Bell & Howell Surveillance Equipment (1960's and 1970's vintage) Please share any websites or online photos for such equipment - especially from the companies I have listed.
OSS AN/PRC-1 Suitcase Radio
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Source: Personal Collection
US Army Intelligence AN/PRC-1 Suitcase Radio - U.S. (1944) I am looking for the radio portion only as I have a smaller (but empty) suitcase. This PRC-1 sold on eBay in 2004. This radio is featured in Louis Meulstee's book "Wireless for the Warrior - Volume 4" in the Radios Transmitters section for the United States.
Matchbox Cameras
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Source: eBay Listing
Vintage Matchbox Cameras particularly from WW-II. I am looking for the Eastman Kodak version in particular. This Matchbox Camera sold on eBay in 2002. These are also shown (French and Kodak versions) and described on pages 68 and 69 of Keith Melton's "The Ultimate Spy Book" (1996 edition).
B52 Keyboard for C52 Cipher Machine
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Source: eBay Listing
B52 Keyboard for C52 Cipher Machine. Looking for the B52 base no matter the condition. This website by Dirk Rijmenants has great technical details and well supplemented with photos on the C-52, CX-52 and B-52.
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.
James Bond
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Source: eBay Listing
Steineck A-B-C Watch Camera - produced during late 1940's and 1950's. I would prefer complete and good condition - extra cassette would appeal as well. Please visit this Steineck website which has excellent background and photos on this camera watch.
AR-11 or AN/PRC-5 Suitcase Radios
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Source: eBay Listing
AR-11 (1942) or AN/PRC-5 (1944) Suitcase Radios. I am looking for either model as long as it is fairly complete and in good shape. This AR-11 sold on eBay in 2005. This radio is featured in Louis Meulstee's book "Wireless for the Warrior - Volume 4" in the Radios Transmitters section for the United States. I found this AN/PRC-5 website which has excellent background and photos on this radio.
Minifon Recorders and Accessories
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Source: eBay Listing
Minifon Recorders and Accessories. Looking for various models and in particular full sets and the Minifon Mi51. This Minifon website features background details regarding this recorder. I also found this gallery website and this other history website which have excellent photos regarding Minifon recorders, sets and accessories.
Spy Recorder Sets
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Source: eBay Listing
Cold War Spy Recorder Sets. Looking for various models from "both" sides including smaller models and in particular the Mezon recording device (featured in Melton's "The Ultimate Spy Book" (1996 edition) on page 88. Keith Melton's "The Ultimate Spy Book" (1996 edition) features many small spy recorders on pages 76, 88 and 89.
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.
TM11 380 Code Converter Manual
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Source: eBay Listing
TM11 380 Code Converter Manual - Various publication dates. Seeking good original copies from various issue dates. Here is an actual online version of this manual.
Spy Radio Sets from WW-II and Cold War
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Source: eBay Listing
Spy Radio Sets from all sides during WW-II and Cold War. Seeking any of the following German models:
  • SE 76/15
  • SE 85/14
  • SE 88/5
  • S 89/90
  • SE 90/40
  • SE 92/3
  • S 93/250
  • SE 96/30
  • SE 98/3
  • SE 99/10
  • SE 100/11
  • SE 109/3
Most of the above spy radios are pictured and detailed somewhat in this PDF document titled "Some aspects of the German military Abwehr wireless service during WW2" dated 15 September 2003.
If you have additional photos for these and other spy sets from WW-II and the Cold War, please send me a link that I can tie them to.
SCR-171 BC-156
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Source: eBay Listing
Briefcase set - SCR-171 BC-156. Seeking this set in good condition and complete. If you have additional photos for this set, please send me a link that I can refer to it.
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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Bill Donovan Poster
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Source: eBay Listing
Bill Donovan Poster. Seeking any vintage photos or items related to (Wild) Bill Donovan who first led the OSS which was the precursor to the CIA. Here is a Wikipedia entry for Bill Donovan.
S.O.E. Jumpsuit
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Source: eBay Listing
S.O.E. Jumpsuit (WW-II). Seeking any vintage S.O.E. (Strategic Operations Executive) or OSS (Office of Strategic Services) related items. Here is another photo of an SOE jumpsuit.
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.
James Bond Secret Mission Kit
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Source: eBay Listing
James Bond Secret Mission Kit - 1966. Looking for a complete set in good or better condition. This website has an excellent photo of the set.
DASC Decoder Badge
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Source: eBay Listing
"Davey Adams Shipmates Club" (DASC) Decoder Badge (1939). Looking for a good or better condition decoder badge. This Hake's website has some background as to this club.

If you have questions or suggestions, please email Richard at his spytools@sympatico.ca email address.

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