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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 Apart from historical documents, photographs and items the visitors can experience the art of mechanical calculating on a machine on their own.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

04.04.2017
Historische Bürowelt No. 107 / April 2017

This issue contains

  • Dactyle und Chateau calculating machines
    (English and French translations in the member area)
  • The Triumph/Adler typewriter SE 1000
  • Security marks for installment sale in 1934
  • A visit to John Wolff in Australia, November 2016
  • OZ, LBS, QRS - strange units of measurement, still valid!
  • Mechanical calculating machines in the 2nd World War
  • Leibniz' design for an encryption machine
    (English text and video in the member area)
  • A view into the office ... in 1896

Martin Reese

04.04.2017
New: HBw-Aktuell 04/2017 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The historic office technology page: an old Caligraph in a new skin
  • Swap meet in Pfäffikon, theme: decimal tabulators
  • North German regional meeting in Braak
  • "Mechanic's Day" at the Recklinghausen substation
  • Spring meeting of office collectors in Garbsen
  • Blickensderfer serial number master list
  • The Bla-Bla Typewriter (Adler 7)
  • Expositions in Halle and in Weinstadt
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

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