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02.12.2014
New: HBw-Aktuell 12/2014 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • A visit to the Olivetti museum in Ivrea, Italy
  • Office antiques auction in Cologne
  • Collectors’ meeting at the Deckstein Tennis Club, Cologne
  • Parapoint pencil sharpener
  • Swap meet with lecture on "Scales, Weights and Measures"
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

01.12.2014
Historische Bürowelt No. 98 released

This issue contains

  • The Development of the Millionaire Calculator
    (english translation in the members area)
  • From typewriters to computers: Adler SE and TwixTyper
    (english translation in the members area)
  • Two special typewriter ribbons
  • McGill’s Paper Fasteners & Punches
  • A McGill puncher from 1874
    (english translation in the members area)
  • FACTA : a miniature calculator made in Vienna

Martin Reese

04.11.2014
New: HBw-Aktuell 11/2014 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The office of old: Typewriter tables and writing desks a century ago
  • North German collectors’ meeting in Braak
  • News from the IFHB Board of Directors
  • Regional collectors’ meeting in Essen
  • Early Triumphator auctioned on eBay
  • Finnish delegation visits Partschins Typewriter Museum
  • Top secret: Exciting special exhibit on cryptography is extended!
  • Collectors' meeting in Schnaittach: "The desk of 100 years ago"
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

03.11.2014
A passionate collector ...

Unser Vorstandsmitglied Norbert Schwarz war am 29.09.2014 zu Gast in der Sendung "Wir in Bayern".

Den Sendungsmitschnitt finden Sie in der BR-Mediathek unter

http://www.br.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/wir-in-bayern/wir-in-bayern-532.html

Er berichtete u.a. über seine Anfänge als Schreibmaschinensammler, stellte einige seiner Modelle vor (Mignon, Hammond 12, Blickensderfer, Farbanddosen ...) und erzählte Geschichten aus der Geschichte der Schreibmaschine. Seine beiden "großen" Auftritte (insgesamt ca. 15 Minuten) hatte Norbert Schwarz ab etwa 10:30 und 51:00.

30.09.2014
New: HBw-Aktuell 10/2014 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The office of old: What were things like before the letter file?
  • International collectors’ meeting in Milwaukee, USA
  • The people’s calculator: part 2
  • Odhner calculators - list of models
  • Simson in Suhl, Thuringia: Who doesn’t know this precious piece?
  • An electric Heady typewriter?
  • An unknown typewriter
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

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