From the English Wikipedia page [1] - there is slightly more information on the Spanish page [2].

Acme Commodity and Phrase Code was a book published in 1923 by the Acme Code Company which contained a standard book of codes and condensed terms used to shorten telegrams and save money. The book was extremely popular amongst businesses in the 1930s.

Some details of the book can be found here [3].


Newton, David E. (1997). Encyclopedia of Cryptography. Santa Barbara California: Instructional Horizons, Inc. p. 4.

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