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The private Historycolors-Archive, due to temporal points of view, will be accessible not until the release of the publications to interested users at the request of. The use occurs without a loss or on the basis of an equivalent exchange of information, which is already possible any time and welcome. More details to the use will be announced on time.

 

Following a general overview of the collection of Historycolors-Archive and some examples of primary sources:

 

Color tone samples, color tone cards and standard color tones/collections:

  • RAL 840 R - color tone register (including all cancelled color tones like 7027,  7028 etc.)
  • Overview of the color tone register RAL 840 R (R - Ü)
  • RAL 840 HR - color register
  • RAL-F 81 - colors in road traffic
  • Overview of the color register RAL F 2 (RAL 840 HR)
  • Overview of the color register RAL F 3 (RAL 840 HR)
  • RAL-F9 - camouflage color tones of the Bundeswehr
  • RAL 840 B - color tone card for vehicle paints
  • RAL 840 B 2 - color tone card for vehicle paints + 5 supplements
  • RAL 840 C - color tone card for floor paintings
  • RAL 840 F - color tone card for office furniture stains
  • RAL 840 L - color tone card for agricultural machinery including equipment
  • RAL 840/1 - color tone card for steel piece of furniture
  • RAL 840/2 - color tone card for steel tin equipment
  • RAL 840/3 - color tone card of the germans (empire) postal service for the painting of vehicles, mailboxes etc.
  • RAL 840/4 - color tone card for fire vehicles, fire equipment and ambulance vehicles
  • Special color tone extracts for army, air force and navy (armed forces)
  • (RLM) provisional directions for the use and processing of Reich Air Ministry camouflage paints (camouflage of buildings and sites)
  • (LS) provisional directions for the use and processing of Reich Air Ministry camouflage paints (camouflage of buildings and sites)
  • L.Dv. 521/1, 521/2, 521/3 standard color tones - regulation of treatment and instruction for use for airplane varnish (RLM)
  • Standard color tones of the german navy 1938 (AK 2 F 1 - F 2, AK 4 - F 1 - F 2), 1940 (AK 4 - F 1 - F 2),                1941 (TL - F 1), 1944 (TL - F 1 - F 2 - F 3)
  • Technical regulation for the rust protection of steel buildings (Ro St) No. 807 of the national railway
  • Standard color tones for the painting of the signals, interlocking parts, barriers and warning crosses (signal colors) of the national railway
  • Baumanns new standard collection and color tone cards
  • Standard collection A of Wilhelm Ostwald
  • Vehicle color tones of Springer & Möller
  • Color tones of DIN 5381
  • Standard collection for seat piece of furniture, upholstered furniture and table (SiTi)
  • Color tone samples of different color- and varnish factories
  • Type colors (GDR)
  • Standard colors TGL 21 196 edition 1969 (GDR)
  • Standard colors TGL 21 196 edition 1977 (GDR)
  • Standard colors TGL 21 196 edition 1987 (GDR)
  • Standard collection TGL 21 196 edition 1987 (GDR)
  • Colors of Rocks TGL 34329 editon 1981 (GDR)

 

Orders, regulations, communications, technical terms of delivery, patents, documents and correspondence to painting and camouflage of the following institutions:

  •  High command of the german armed forces (OKW) and postregular offices
  •  High command of the german army (OKH) and postregular offices
  •  Army weapon office (Wa Abn, Wa Chef Ing, Wa I Rü, Wa Prüf, Wa Ro)
  •  Supreme command of the air force (OKL/RLM) and postregular offices
  •  High command of the german navy (OKM) and postregular offices
  •  Imperial ministry of arming and ammunition (RfBuM) and postregular offices
  •  Imperial ministry of armament and war production (RfRuK) and postregular offices
  •  Waffen SS
  •  Imperial committee for terms of delivery and quality management (RAL)
  •  Imperial place of chemistry
  •  Economic group of the chemical industry
  •  Chemical-technical imperial institution (CTR)
  •  National railway (Deutsche Reichsbahngesellschaft - DRG/Deutsche Reichsbahn - DR)
  •  Color and varnish companies (including color formulas of german army, air force, navy and patents)
  •  Armament companies
  • German armed forces (Bundeswehr - camouflage plans etc.)
  • National People's Army NVA (GDR)

 

Historical technical literature:

  • Annual book for color- and varnish companies
  • Manual for color- and varnish companies
  • Recipes-guide for color- and varnish companies
  • Testing methods for varnish and raw materials
  • "Farbe und Lack"
  • Color Newspaper
  • RKW-News
  • "Industrie Lackierbetrieb"
  • "Der Flugzeugmaler"
  • Advice for varnishers of airplanes
  • (...) and about 50 more

 

Color data base:

  • continuously complemented color data base on the basis of measurements of historical original color tone samples, equipment in original colors and original color chips

 

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA):

  • more than 625 digital NARA-rolls of (T): 62, 70, 77, 78, 84, 175, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 354, 501                            (list available - exchange is welcome)

Secondary literature:

 Selected publications of

  • After the Battle
  • Historyfacts
  • Panzer Tracts
  • Panzer Wrecks
  • Walter J. Spielberger
  • W. Schneider
  • (...) and about 100 more

 

 

E x a m p l e s   o f   p r i m a r y   s o u r c e s

 

RAL 840 B 2

 

 

 

  

RAL 840 B 2 - color tone card for vehicle paints

and 1. supplement (1935)

RAL 840 C

 

 

 

 

 

RAL 840 C - color tone card for floor paintings (1944)

RAL 840 R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

RAL 840 R - color tone register (1940 - 1945)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAL 840 R - color tone register (1947)

 

 

 

Overview of the color tone register RAL 840 R  (R - Ü) (1951)

RAL 840 R

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

RAL 840 R - color register (1955)

RAL 840 R Übersichtskarte

 

 

  

Overview of the color register RAL 840 R  (R - Ü)

(1959)

RAL 840 HR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

RAL - color register 840 HR (1963)

Baumanns Neue Farbtonkarte

 

 

 

 

 

  

Baumanns new standard collection  (ca. 1928)

Auto-Farben Springer & Möller

Vehicle paints of

Springer & Möller

for

Adler, Audi, BWM, Daimler, DKW, Ford, Framo,

Hansa-Lloyd, Hanomag,  Horch, Hansa, NSU, Opel, Tempo, Wanderer 

(ca. 1920 - 1950)

RAL 840 A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAL 840 A (1928)

Heeresmitteilung (H. M.) Nr. 864

 

 

  

 

Heeresmitteilung (H. M.) Nr. 864 (1940)

 

 

 

  

Technical terms of delivery (TL Heer)

TL 6303, 6304, 6313, 6320...

Countless isolated finds of military origin.

Leibermuster Leiber-Muster

 

 

 

Did you know that Ferdinand Leiber, who was highly talented in the field of camouflage patterns, selected his shades according to the historic german Baumann-Prase color chart, among other things? Through the evaluation of original historical documents, the shades of the famous "Leiber pattern" from late autumn 1944 are now known. Since several original color cards of the Baumann-Prase color chart are also in the Historycolors archive, the color shades can now also be traced using original color samples.

 

 

 

 

Leaflet - camouflage of construction sites (1944)

RAL 841 G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 RAL 841 G (1941) - Definitions and delivery conditions for paint coatings for obscuration, glare protection, camouflage and indication

 

 

 

 

 

 

RLM Color chart  for camouflage paints

(camouflage of buildings and sites) (1941)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LS Color chart  for camouflage paints

(camouflage of buildings and sites) (1943)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Coatings for air-raid-shelters (1942)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulation of treatment

and instruction for the use of airplane varnish 

edition: 2 - 1938 (draft)

with color chart (Farbtontafel) 

L. Dv. 521/1

 

 

 

 L.Dv. 521/1 Regulation of treatment

and instruction for the use of airplane varnish (RLM)

with color chart (Farbtontafel) 

(November 1941)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Der Flugzeugmaler - Vol. 1

 (1944)

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Kriegsmarine ABB Nr. 31 - March 1940 (Navy)

VtL DR

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

VtL DR, RZA (1938)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merkblatt 18a/21 (1942)

Taschenbuch für die Farben- und Lackindustrie Taschenbuch der Farben- und Werkstoffkunde Jahrbuch für Lackierbetriebe

 

  

Manual for color- and varnish companies  (1940)

 

Manual for color- and varnish companies  (1942)

 

Annual book for color- and varnish companies (1942)

Farbe und Lack

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Farbe und Lack" -

(annual volume 1940)

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Die Tarnfibel (1933)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DV-15/12 The camouflage (1960)

NVA (GDR)