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Exhibit of the month: Neckties from the German railway companies, 1991/1994

Photo: Both neckties look almost exactly the same. However, the small embroidered logos in the middle are in fact different: one is a "DR", the other a "DB". © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Neckties are not normally symbols of change – but these two examples are indeed exceptions.



Glass cabinet in the entrance hall

Exhibit of the month: "Pythagorean Theorem" experiment, 2006

Photo of an experimental station. There is a right-angled triangle attached to a rotatable disc. Adjoining squares are connected to each of the triangle's sides. A blue liquid fills the area behind the greatest and behind one of the two smaller squares © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Geometric formulas are a horror to many and often difficult to comprehend. This experiment vividly proves the opposite!



Exhibit of the Month: Slice of bread with coin, 1919

Photo: The picture shows a 100-year-old slice of bread with a coin, which was probably baked into the bread for a wedding or similar celebration. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Does the museum now also collect old bakery products? And what about this coin in the bread?
Questions about questions ...

Exhibit of the Month: Berlin Picture Postcard, 1907

Photo: Coloured postcard. A driver and a passenger are sitting in a motorcar. There is a handwritten message written around the edges of the card.. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Initially "morally questionable", but quickly popular and sent millions of times: The postcard is already celebrating its 150th birthday!

Exhibit of the Month: Inflatable boat model, circa 1944

Photo: This boat model is made from bluish rubber sections sewn together; the seams are clearly visible. A reddish cord goes all around the boat and there is a red valve for inflating it. The floor has crosswise ribs. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Most importantly inflatable and floatable - the Berlin company "Albert Meyer, Bau pneumatischer Boote" received many patents on its diverse products since 1913.