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News from the members areaThe bulletin board currently contains 1084 entries. The last topics were

   26.07.2017 Kleines Schreibmaschinenmuseum (updated)
   15.07.2017 Bedienungsanleitung für SM Olympia 8 gesucht (updated)
   15.07.2017 Smith Premier 10 Teile (new)

The calculator encyclopedia currently contains 1811 entries. The latest are

   27.07.2017 Thales M (3.), Thales Werke
   22.07.2017 Odhner Mod. 10 - LUSID, AB Original Odhner, Göteborg (S)
   21.07.2017 Mercedes Euklid 16 (H) - Var. II, Merc. BM.-Werk, Zella-M. (D)

The typewriter encyclopedia currently contains 143 entries. The latest are

   10.07.2017 GERMANIA Modelle 2, 3, 5, 10, 1. H&A Scheffer (Sundern), 2. Schreibmaschinenfabrik Sundern, 3. Schreibmaschinenfabrik W.Elschner (Berlin)
   24.06.2017 OLYMPIA Plurotyp, Olympia (ehem. AEG)
   09.06.2017 STOEWER 1, 1a, 1b, Bernhard Stoewer A.G., Stettin

04.07.2017
Historische Bürowelt No. 108 / July 2017

This issue contains

  • The SIEMAG Saldoquick: a combination of a typewriter and an adding machine
  • My personal RIS-IK-O
  • New documents and pictures about Peter Mitterhofer
  • More than a reproduction? The "Mitterhofer typewriter" hybrid model at the TU Dresden
    (with English translation in the members area)
  • The Millionaire No. 10
  • Brunsviga MD - not an extended Brunsviga M
  • New insights into the old office: the year 1907
  • Newspaper review
  • Book review: Kienzle - A German industrial company in the 20th century
  • "Calculated!" - Opening of a special exhibition in Glashütte/Saxonia

Martin Reese

04.07.2017
New: HBw-Aktuell 07+08/2017 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The historic office technology page: the Moya No. 1 typewriter
  • special exhibit: "Meeting Erika again:
    The legendary typewriter from Saxony"
  • Repairing Alpina URM #002860
  • SHBS meeting in Bauma
  • "Historische Bürowelt" for the University of Basel
  • Typewriter Museum in Bibern, Switzerland
  • Northern Collectors’ Meeting in Hamburg-Braak
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

07.06.2017
"Calculated! The History of Glashütte Calculating Machines"

New Special Exhibition in the German Watch Museum Glashütte.

The foundation "German Watch Museum Glashütte - Nicolas G. Hayek" and the Arithmeum of the Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn present in their jointly curated exhibition the history of mechanical calculating machines in Glashütte.

The historical exhibition in the Watch Museum imparts and presents the function and the development of the mechanical calculating machines in a multimedia and interactive way. Apart from historical documents, photographs and items the visitors can experience the art of mechanical calculating on a machine on their own.

From June 9 to November 12, 2017, the special exhibition in the German Watch Museum Glashütte is open daily from 10am to 5pm. A comprehensive program with lectures, guided tours and holiday programs accompanies the special exhibition and provides an insight into the secrets of the mechanical calculating.

More information about this specal exhibition are available > here <


Pictures: (C) Foundation German Watch Museum Glashütte, René Gaen

07.06.2017
New: HBw-Aktuell 06/2017 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The historic office technology page: the "Ernst Schuster" Brunsviga model B
  • "Office Antiques" auction in Cologne
  • Collectors’ meeting after the auction at the Deckstein Tennis Club
  • Southern meeting in Beutelsbach
  • Regional meeting in Essen
  • Report from the Board of Directors
  • Blickensderfer serial number master list (2)
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

03.05.2017
New: HBw-Aktuell 05/2017 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The historic office technology page: the Gerda typewriter
  • Regional meeting in Essen, theme:
    scripts and writing machines for the blind
  • Regional meeting in Schnaittach, theme:
    Diehl combitron, the first German programmable desktop calculator
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

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