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01.10.2013
New: HBw-Aktuell 10/2013 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Letter from the Board of Directors
  • SHBS swap meet in Tufertschwil
  • Regional meeting in Essen
  • In the good "old" days
  • Coffee time: or, what do typewriters and coffee machines have in common?
  • Slide Rules at the Arithmeum: The Schuitema Collection
  • Invitation to the International Typewriter Convention 2014, USA
  • 25 years as an editor
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

03.09.2013
New: HBw-Aktuell 09/2013 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • Curiosities of historical office technology
  • Special exhibit in the Elgg, Switzerland
  • SHBS member swap meet in Pfäffikon
  • Phony eBay auctions
  • Special characters for golfball typewriters
  • Type guide as cufflink
  • Show in Attendorn from collections in the IFHB, SHBS, and museums
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

02.09.2013
Historische Bürowelt No. 93 released

This issue contains

  • Experiences in the Hamann calculating machine factory
  • On the history of the publisher "Burghagen"
  • The development of typewriting accounting machines
  • Book review: "Alledaagse makes"
  • Writing machines with coin slot
  • A different kind of automatic typewriters

Martin Reese

25.08.2013
New: Typewriter prices (members area)

A price list for typewriters is available now in the members area. Since 2003, Peter Muckermann has collected ebay prices and published them in the HBW-Aktuell. These data have been reassembled and edited. The list contains prices in the form "minimum - medium - maximum" for a lot of typewriter models, many of them with state description.

Harald Schmid

02.07.2013
Historische Bürowelt No. 92 released

This issue contains

  • Office research: Lehmann's Apartment indicator for Vienna
  • Office machines around seafaring
  • Ernst Schuster versus Grimme, Natalis & Co.
  • The notes typewriters "Musicwriter"
  • Stoewer's small typewriter
  • From the history of the office machine collectors scene

Martin Reese

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