A r c h i v e

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)
  • Overview of the color tone register RAL 840 R (R - Ü)
  • RAL 840 HR - color register
  • 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
  • Standard colors TGL 21 196 edition 1977 (DDR)
  • Standard colors TGL 21 196 edition 1987 (DDR)
  • Standard collection TGL 21 196 edition 1987 (DDR)
  • Colors of Rocks TGL 34329 editon 1981 (DDR)

 

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.)

 

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 Flugzeumaler"
  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

RAL 840 R - color register (1955)

RAL 840 R Übersichtskarte

 

 

  

Overview of the color tone register RAL 840 R  (R - Ü) (1959)

RAL 840 HR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

RAL 840 HR - color register (1968)

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)

RAL 841 G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAL 841 G (1941)

Heeresmitteilung (H. M.) Nr. 864

 

 

  

 

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

 

 

 

  

Technical terms of delivery (TL Heer)

TL 6303, 6304, 6313, 6320...

 

 

 

 

Leaflet - camouflage of construction sites (1944)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Coatings for air-raid-shelters (1942)

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Kriegsmarine ABB Nr. 31 - March 1940 (Navy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulation of treatment

and instruction for the use of airplane varnish 

edition: 2 - 1938 (draft)

L. Dv. 521/1

 

 

 L.Dv. 521/1 with standard color tones - regulation of treatment

and instruction for the use of airplane varnish (RLM)

with color chart (Farbtontafel) 

(November 1941)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Der Flugzeugmaler - Vol. 1

 (1944)

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)