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Exhibit of the Month: Special characters for the State Library, 1996

Photo: A new designed "dot" and a small "u" for the "Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke", an ongoing project of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

The "Alte Schwabacher" - a script going back to the 15th century is still to be extended, here with 255 special characters for a print in the 1990s.

Glass cabinet in the entrance hall

Exhibit of the Month: Toilet from a Sojus Spacecraft, 1972

Photo: The picture shows a watering can shaped white container with an orange lid. Extending from that is a handle on which a long beaker with a plastic covering is attached. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

The toilet is an important component of a spaceship: A malfunction can lead to a spaceflight being aborted ....


Exhibit of the Month: Fermentation Tank Stopper (Boehringer Ingelheim)

Photo: The rubber stopper has a stem with a horizontal handle on the end. The lower rubber is brownish while the upper part is greyish. The stem has the same colour hue up to shortly before the handle. The rest of the stem and handle are darkly stained. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Since 1923, citric acid, familiar additive in soft drinks, ice cream or cleaning agents, is not extracted from real fruits ...


Exhibition of the Month: Negretti & Zambra Deep-sea Thermometer, circa 1880

Photo: A small, scaled glass tube containing mercury is encased in a wooden frame. The small tube has a prominent bend at the upper end. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

The upper end - with a bend - made it possible at last in the 19th century to get reliable deep-sea temperatures.


Exhibit of the Month: Graziella Junior Folding Bicycle, 1969

Photo: White children´s bike with yellow tires and blue seat. The fenders as well as the chain guard and handlebar are chromed. The folding mechanism is found right in front of the bottom bracket. There is a hexagon key in a holder on the seat post. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Adventurous childhood: My first bicycle and the whole world expands ...


With audio guide "200 years on two wheels"