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21.12.2021
New: HBw-Aktuell 12/2021

This issue contains:

  • The Golf Ball Listens
  • An article from A. Boltzmann in Zeitschrift für Instrumentenkunde from 1914
  • Christmas in november, a little collector's story
  • Calculating machine collectors from Baden-Württemberg met

28.11.2021
Historische Bürowelt No. 126 / December 2021

This issue contains

  • On the trail of the "Kanzler" typewriter
  • Technical features of the Kanzler
  • Walther electronic - how Walther cautiously pushed forward
  • From the ground up - office machine mechanic Werner Starzl
  • Rudolf Schade - his high-speed typewriter and his calculating machine "RSB Universal"
  • Oliver typewriter painting
  • Are typewriters on the upswing?
  • About Dr. Ing. Wilfried de Beauclair, the last German computer pioneer
  • The "Mitterhofer" in the potato sack
The complete English translation is available in the members area.

Martin Reese

27.11.2021
New: HBw-Aktuell 11/2021

This issue contains:

  • Minutes IFHB e.V. General Meeting of 23.10.2021
  • 40th Anniversary Annual General Meeting in Celle
  • Collector meeting in Ansbach
  • Letter opener - sideshow for office machine collectors?
  • A typewriter to build yourself - brick by brick
  • "The Office Maschine Mechanic" - Development of a
    trade journal in the years 1959 to 1996 (Part 2)
and, as usual: advertisements, meetings, auctions, news from the board, ...

You can find this issue in the members area under the menu item "HBw-Aktuell".

14.10.2021
New: HBw-Aktuell 10/2021

This issue contains:

  • Klondyke and Reichs-Treu Ribbons by E. Horlbogen
  • Slide Rule for Dimensioning Acetylene and Oxygen Pipes
  • Repair Report: Odhner 239 - Secured Like a Safe
  • Breker Auction and the Meeting "Afterwards" at the Decksteiner
  • Addendum to the Plotting Device (HBw-Aktuell 9/21, p. 17)
  • Trip to the Inkwell Museum and SHBS-Höck on 04.09.2021
  • Zeitgeist on Small Sheets - Ribbon Inserts
  • Members Introduce Themselves: Dedicated to the Cultural Value of Technology
  • "There, Dad, a 'Tiptip' like yours".
  • "The Office Maschine Mechanic" - Development of a
    trade journal in the years 1959 to 1996 (Part 1)
  • Invitation to the Online Slide Rule Collectors Meeting on 30 October 2021
and, as usual: advertisements, meetings, auctions, news from the board, ...

You can find this issue in the members area under the menu item "HBw-Aktuell".

10.09.2021
New: HBw-Aktuell 09/2021

This issue contains:

  • Invitation to the IFHB General Meeting in Celle
  • Dot, dot, comma, dash ... a dotting pen
  • Auction with a unique double Mignon
  • New literature database on the IFHB website
  • The wood of the Remington key levers
  • The typewriter goddess "Progres"
  • A disposition device
  • Benefit auction for flood victims
  • Advertising leaflet from 1935: "Ornis Lotaro"
  • Rare Tröger calculating disc for date calculation
and, as usual: advertisements, meetings, auctions, news from the board, ...

You can find this issue in the members area under the menu item "HBw-Aktuell".

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