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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

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

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