A precision laser engraved wood version of this famous
cipher which was used for the encryption of secret messages of the Confederacy
during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Difficult to decrypt messages could
be created with the Cipher Disk. It was
originally designed by Francis LaBarre, a gold and silver worker, in Richmond,
VA. and was based on the Vigenère Cipher system. Only 5 survive, 2 of which are in the Museum
of the Confederacy in Richmond, VA. They
were made from brass disks.
Our version is 4.4” in diameter made from alder wood. The artwork and text font of the wheel is the
same as the original so it has the same visual look.
Detailed Instructions for use are included.
This is something that can be used today to encode
messages. Note that if you are Civil War Reenactor, I can laser engrave your name, rank, regiment on the Disk for a modest cost; select the box below or contact me.
Made in Florida by Creative Crafthouse