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29.04.2014
New: HBw-Aktuell 05/2014 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosities of historic office technology: Canon Communicator
  • IFHB collectors’ gathering and members’ meeting in Nuremberg
  • Minutes of the IFHB meeting / Report from the Board of Directors
  • More on the Chateau / Dactyle machines
  • A postscript to the "Notes on ribbon technology" in 04/2014
  • Book review: Archimedes-Diehl calculators
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Supplement:
Schedule of the international typewriter collectors meeting in Partschins (June 6-8, 2014)

Peter Muckermann

01.04.2014
Historische Bürowelt No. 95 released

This issue contains

  • Francotyp franking machines and their competitors since 1923
  • PATRIA - A small Swiss typewriter
  • The plastic calculating machine finess
  • From the office machine collectors scene: Jos Legrand
  • Arithmetic units in adding machines (part 3)
  • Unknown adding machine in Zurich discovered
  • DEA - additions to the article in HBw No. 94
  • 1972: Operation methods of a central accounts department

Martin Reese

01.04.2014
New: HBw-Aktuell 04/2014 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosities of historic office technology (Shop window dummy)
  • North German regional meeting in Hamburg-Braak
  • Regional collector’s meeting in Essen
  • 20th CeBiT collectors meeting in Hannover-Berenbostel
  • Program of the Typewriter Collectors’ Meeting, Partschins
  • The Chateau calculators
  • Monthly swap meet in Pfäffikon, Zürich
  • Notes on ribbon technology
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

13.03.2014
Two mechanical calculators from the 19th Century

Rediscovery in the cultural heritage collection of the ETH Zurich:

  • a rare 160-year-old calculating machine of the Strasbourg watch maker Jean-Baptiste Schwilgué, the world's oldest surviving keyboard adder
  • a 150-year-old stepped drum calculating machine by Charles Xavier Thomas of Colmar, the world's first successful mechanical calculator
(full article in the members area)

Herbert Bruderer

04.03.2014
New: HBw-Aktuell 03/2014 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosities of historical office technology
  • More information on the early Webb Adder
  • Information on the Nuremberg IHFB meeting
  • Special exhibit on "machines that write" in the Attendorn South Sauerland museum
  • The fearsome IBAN
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

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