William Donzelli wdonzelli at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 09:33:21 CDT 2015

> Well, its the same with enigma's. all remaining machines are registered with
> their serialnumbers, So selling after stealing becomes very difficult. that
> is why a database with serialnumbers connected to people is crucial.

This is wrong. There are a fair amount of Enigmas in collections that
are not on a registry.

Also, serial numbers are easy to forge and deface on vintage military
electronics. When five or six figure values are concerned, a forger
starts to get very good in his craft.

Anyway, registries are not as big of a deterrent as one might think.
Serious thieves, fencers, and unethical buyers generally do not care.


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