German Bugs

Here are some examples of some interesting German bugs.

(Click on the pictures below to see larger versions of the photo)

 

Novoplex (Late 1930's)

 

A very streamlined bug built on a bakelite base. This particular key came with a metal cover, which is rarely seen.

 

East German Novoplex

 

Technically not a Novoplex since it was not made by the same company. This key was made by Jablonsky post WW2

 

Felix Drescher

 

An East German bug, believed to be made in the 1970's. Nearly identical in design to the Vibroplex Lightning Bug.

 

Junker Bug

 

These bugs were made from around 1965 to 1972. Many were used by German police. Also nearly identical to the Vibroplex Lightning Bug.

 

Hannes Bauer

 

Hannes Bauer of Bamberg Germany made some neat bugs from the late 1950's into the 1960's. They are characterized by heavy cast bases, fine-pitched adjustment screws with large heads, and overall interesting designs. The models above are identified as follows:

Top Row, from Left to Right: Lector, Kurfuerst, and Konsul.

Bottom Row are 3 different versions of the "Rex" model.

 

Schurr Bug

 

 

 

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