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01.09.2015
Historische Bürowelt No. 101 released

This issue contains

  • "Marathon" typewriter made in Korea
  • Samuel Herzstark's AUSTRIA calculating machines
  • A Life in the Swiss office equipment industry
  • Card indices: essential for the office organization in earlier times
  • The calculator "W. Küttner's System" - forerunner model of the "Monopol"

Martin Reese

01.09.2015
New: HBw-Aktuell 09/2015 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The historic computer page: the world’s first disk drive
  • News from the IFHB Board of Directors
  • Special exhibit “Office Machines in Changing Times”
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

30.06.2015
Historische Bürowelt No. 100 released

This issue contains

  • The company Ludwig Spitz & Co in Berlin
    and its calculating machines TIM and UNITAS
    (english translation in the members area)
  • The roots of the IFHB
  • Manfred Meier - A life in the service of office technology
  • The Osterwald collection in Leipzig (1910 - 1931)
    (english translation in the members area)
  • The first typewriters made by Triumph
  • Where are the young collectors?
  • Rarities from our collections

Martin Reese

30.06.2015
New: HBw-Aktuell 07+08/2015 (member area)

In this issue (among others):


  • The historic computer page: the first mass-produced mobile phone
  • Office antiquities auction in Cologne
  • Collectors’ meeting at the Deckstein tennis club in Cologne
  • International SHBS meeting in Sumiswald
  • Regional meeting at the Radio & Telephone Museum
  • Regional meeting in Stuhr (near Bremen)
  • Caution: "Red"
  • The mystery of the Summameter
  • Members' swap meet in Pfäffikon
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

02.06.2015
New: HBw-Aktuell 06/2015 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The historic computer page: the first IBM personal computer
  • The finess calculator
  • Soennecken No. 174 - a pencil sharpener!
  • A fischertechnik replica of the Educated Monkey
  • The Phoenix Typewriter: Who wouldn't like to own one?
  • News from the collecting scene
  • Gold-plated Erika 5 - white Mercedes typewriter
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

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