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01.07.2020
Historische Bürowelt No. 120 / July 2020

This issue contains

  • Olivetti - noble design sells technology
  • Kling-Saldimult: an entertaining search for traces on "Zeta Abzugpost"
  • Incredible - but true!
  • Page-numbering stamp
  • Hammond turned into Vari-Typer
  • Vari-Typer: the automatic margin adjustment
  • Paper scales from a print shop's calculation office
  • They are still around ... strange Triumphator calculators
  • Staffels four-species calculator: New evidence
    (continues the article in HBw No. 115)
The complete English translation is available in the members area.

Martin Reese

01.07.2020
New: HBw-Aktuell 07+08/2020 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The world’s smallest pocket calculator
  • Documents from the past of the office world:
    Guarantee document for a Groma Kolibri sold in 1955
  • Phoenix standard typewriter found
  • Video conference instead of collectors' meeting in Essen
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

03.06.2020
New: HBw-Aktuell 06/2020 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • World’s first graphic calculators
  • Documents from the past of the office world:
    Ad for the gold-plated Princess 300 typewriter
  • Schedule for the IFHB "Olympia meeting", Oct. 9-11, 2020
  • The Louis Vuitton typewriter
  • Purchasing in 1985
  • Mars typewriter found
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

05.05.2020
New: HBw-Aktuell 05/2020 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Mercedes 2: before and after
  • Ruf 24 / Protos typewriter
  • Documents from the past of the office world:
    A 1919 letter from Felt & Tarrant in Amsterdam
  • Office antiques auction in Cologne, April 4, 2020
  • Obituaries
  • Kosmopolit typewriter found
  • Piana typewriter
  • Regent typewriter
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

21.04.2020
Unitas calculator video

Hi there I.F.H.B.,

I have a Unitas calculator I've recently got up and going again and did a YouTube video about it on my YouTube channel

The link for the Unitas video is at

Ed

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