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29.04.2015
New: HBw-Aktuell 05/2015 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The historic computer page: the world's first laptop
  • Dingwerth's Bibliography of Historic Calculating Machines
  • Invitation to collectors' meeting in Austria
  • Gift of a collection of IBM typewriters
  • The "question of cases"
  • An antique personal scale made by Frister & Rossmann
  • Special Expo at the Arithmeum Museum in Bonn
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

31.03.2015
Historische Bürowelt No. 99 released

This issue contains

  • Dictation machines in the office
  • A typewriter for Persia
  • Woldemar Heinitz, designer and producer of well known calculators
  • On the design and dating of a "Monopol Duplex" calculating machine
  • Reminiscence of the years as an apprentice 1942-1945 in Berlin
  • The "Velographs" of Mr. Eggis
  • Office equipment over 100 years ago
  • Addendum to Leo Borger / FACTA (HBw no. 98)
  • Book review: The last original - the Leibniz calculating machine ...
  • Bar Lock 116 years ago

Martin Reese

31.03.2015
New: HBw-Aktuell 04/2015 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The historic computer page
  • Dingwerth's "History of German Typewriter Factories"
  • SHBS swap meet in Pfäffikon
  • CeBiT meeting in Hannover-Garbsen
  • North German regional meeting in Braak
  • Regional meeting in Essen
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

15.03.2015
Historical typewriter advertisements

Leonhard Dingwerth has made his collection of historical typewriter advertisements available to all IFHB members. The more than 1,000 pages were scanned by Claus-Peter Soelter and can now be accessed online in the members area (new menu item: "Typewriter ads").

03.03.2015
New: HBw-Aktuell 03/2015 (member area)

In this issue (among others):

  • The pocket calculator page
  • New book: "Schl@gfertige Typen" ("Re@dy Types")
  • New book: "The Paradox of the Waste Paper Basket"
  • Unknown version of the Venus turns up!
  • Further information on the Titania typewriter
  • SHBS swap meet in Münchenstein, February 2015
and, as usual: advertisements, market reflections, this & that ...

Peter Muckermann

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