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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

01.09.2020
New: HBw-Aktuell 09/2020 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosity: a typewriter chiseled out of stone
  • Heureka - model A or 1?
  • Members' Hock in Stäfa on July 3, 2020
  • The Secrets of Olivetti Valentine
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

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

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