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31.01.2014
New: HBw-Aktuell 02/2014 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosities of historical office technology
  • Discovery of two century-old logarithmic calculators in Zürich and Basel
  • Demolition of the former Groma factory in Markersdorf
  • Book review: From the Ledger to the Office
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

31.12.2013
New: HBw-Aktuell 01/2014 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosities of historical office technology
  • Take 2! Exhibit of typewriters by Kay Kostka
  • Typewriter Comet no. 2
  • Job ad for typists from India
  • Treasures from the Archive of the Diocese of Passau
  • Members’ swap meet in Pfäffikon
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

27.12.2013
News from Walther?

The last table for a more precise classification of Walther calculating machines dates back to the year 1997 (Historische Bürowelt no. 49). After 16 years there are so many new findings that the table had to be renovated. A current overview is available > here <

Martin Reese (und viele Helfer)

08.12.2013
Manual typewriters from Germany (members area)

Thomas Fürtigs summary of brands, models and name variants of German manual typewriters is now available in an extended version. You can find this model overview in the members area under the menu item "Typewriter list".

Harald Schmid

03.12.2013
Historische Bürowelt No. 94 released

This issue contains

  • Erasing shields for typewriters
    (english translation in the members area)
  • Arithmetic units in adding machines
  • DEA: typewriter with a girls name...
  • Brunsviga no. 633 – a deconstruction
    (english translation in the members area)
  • Notes from office machine collectors scene: Uwe Breker
  • Aristo M 27

Martin Reese

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