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News from the members areaThe bulletin board currently contains 2515 entries. The last topics were

   03.06.2020 Kontakt zu Dorothea Winterling, Enkelin von Carl Winterling, Inhaber von Archo Schreibmaschinen (updated)
   03.06.2020 Stoewer Record 5 (Version II) Ersatzteile gesucht (updated)
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The calculator encyclopedia currently contains 1991 entries. The latest are

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   03.06.2020 Produx Multator I, Meuter & Sohn, Hamburg (D)
   02.06.2020 Wales Mod. 110, Wales Add.Mach.Co., Wilkes-Barre (USA)

The typewriter encyclopedia currently contains 243 entries. The latest are

   03.06.2020 REMINGTON Modell 50 / Modell 60, Remington Typewriter Company
   03.06.2020 REMINGTON Modell 8, Wyckhoff, Seamans & Benedict
   29.05.2020 MERCEDES Addelektra, Mercedes Büromaschinen GmbH

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

01.04.2020
Historische Bürowelt No. 119 / April 2020

This issue contains

  • The memoirs of "Madame Erika"
  • Konrad Zuse – from a "calculator servant" to the father of the computer (on the occasion of his 110th birthday)
  • Slide calculator – patent DE321156 from Sabielny
  • SILMA = SIL-benschreib-MA-schine (syllable typewriter)
  • Brunsvigas Adding Machine - Born in the USA
  • Arithmeum: 20 years of exhibiting mechanical calculators
  • The "Optimus" calculating machine
  • A new look into old offices: training centre with Olympia adding machines
The complete English translation is now available in the member area.

Martin Reese

01.04.2020
New: HBw-Aktuell 04/2020 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosities from the office world
  • Machine of the month: Klein-Adler 1
  • Documents from the past of the office world:
    receipt from Greif-Werke 1919
  • A visit to the Lawena Museum in Triesen, Liechtenstein
  • Update on the IFHB election
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

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