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28.05.2024
Historische Bürowelt No. 136 / June 2024

This issue contains

  • 100 Years of Walther Calculators - Part 2: R-Series 1927 – 1943
  • The extensive color range of the Erika model range 5 / 6 / M / S
  • Effortless division on any mechanical adding device
  • Senator – an unusual typewriter
  • Automatic multiplication in mechanical calculating machines
  • Development history of shorthand writing – Part 3: the long road to a unified shorthand
  • The answer to the riddle: Why Minerva - Resulta - Regina - Spezial and Summira are all related - Part I
English versions of these articles can be found in the members area.

21.05.2024
New: HBw-Aktuell 05/2024

This issue contains:

  • An interesting educational project
  • Rusty art
  • BriCal - a well-rounded affair
  • Unknown model designations of BriCal B and C adding machines
  • ARCHO SPECIAL
  • Collectors' meeting in Cologne: A look back at May 11, 2024
  • Addendum to Historische Bürowelt No. 130
  • Book review - Handbook of office machines
  • A curious device - but for what?
  • Integrated circuit 1973

30.04.2024
New: HBw-Aktuell 04/2024

This issue contains:

  • 30 years of collectors' meetings in Garbsen
  • Measuring tape with disk
  • Article from the "Südkurier" No. 73
  • SHIFT HAPPENS
  • Book review of a rediscovered book
  • 1+1 remains 10 - New edition
  • A beastly device ...

30.03.2024
New: HBw-Aktuell 03/2024

This issue contains:

  • Small local meeting in Ludwigsburg
  • Marchant quick calculation machines
  • Historical typewriter exhibition opens in Hofheim
  • Historical typewriters: my passion
  • "Colorful office machines" at the collectors' meeting in Braak
  • PAROS Pfeiffer-Addi roller saver
  • A current story from the past from the series "That was tomorrow"
  • 1924 - 2024: 100 years of GROMA typewriters

01.03.2024
Historische Bürowelt No. 135 / March 2024

This issue contains

  • 100 years of Walther calculating machines Part 1: The Pre-series models
  • My virtual water tank - The analog computer "The Analog Thing"
  • Material analysis of a typewriter type
  • ADLER model 16
  • History of the development of shorthand - Part 2: The most important German shorthand schools
  • The Arithmaurel, the prototype of a fascinating calculating machine
English translations of these articles can be found in the members area.

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