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01.12.2020
Historische Bürowelt No. 122 / December 2020

This issue contains

  • Printing 4-function machines: first experiments
  • Willy Feiler – a small supplier for the very big
  • Olivetti Lettera 10 / 12
  • The first standard typewriters with segment switching
  • 2000 pages calculator lexicon - homemade
  • "Summus" adder from Max Emil Eckelmann
  • Richmond & Backus, Detroit - five perspectives
The complete English translation is available in the members area.

Martin Reese

01.12.2020
New: HBw-Aktuell 12/2020 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Maschine of the month: HEROLD with thumb switch
  • Historic document: Letter from the company Glogowski & Co. in Berlin (1911)
  • Comptometer, Company Egger and Professor Otto Hahn
  • News from the Arithmeum in Bonn
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

03.11.2020
New: HBw-Aktuell 11/2020 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosity: The Anderson Shorthand typewriter
  • Maschine of the month: Thürey typewriter
  • Historic document: offer "Typewriter cleaning machine Carmen” from 1924
  • IFHB Zoom Meeting Oct 2020
  • Small Covid-19 Collectors Meeting in Remseck
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

01.10.2020
New: HBw-Aktuell 10/2020 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosity: a "ribbon tester"?
  • Maschine of the month: Thales CES
  • Historic document: Invoice for some tubes of color from 14.02.1919
  • Invitation to the IFHB general meeting
  • Typewriter museum opens in Russia
  • Questions on step-switching a Rheinmetall Portable
  • Addition to the "Coorapid coordinate calculating machine" article, HBw No. 121
  • "Office-Antique" auction in Cologne on october 31, 2020
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

01.09.2020
Historische Bürowelt No. 121 / September 2020

This issue contains

  • File strings - the special material requirements of the Baden authorities
  • The life of a Continental typewriter (1938 - 2020)
  • Swakopmund Local History Museum, Namibia
  • Battle of the keyboard layouts in adding machines
  • Miniature typewriters - an overview
  • Coorapid - a forgotten coordinate calculating machine
  • The letter folder, file folder or simply folder
  • Some observations of a chemist on the recreation of a historical lab
The complete English translation is available in the members area.

Martin Reese

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