S e r v i c e s  o f   t h e  H i s t o r y c o l o r s - A r c h i v e   

 

...for people interested in military history, owners of original equipment, authors, publishers, film suppliers, paint manufacturers, model manufacturers, collectors, restorers, museums, architectural offices etc. 

 

...on the basis of the current research/archive holdings and in the context of the selected historical research focus (German camouflage colors and historical standard colors from 1927 to the present day) 

 

...include chemical-technical, painting-technical or colorimetric expertise only to the extent that can be verified by primary sources and can also be traced by laymen; further information for scientific evaluations and experts is also available on request 

 

Please note: The following services can only be offered to a limited extent until completion of the extensive work on various publications.

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Reproduction services 

 

Reproduction services for historical documents, regulations, color samples etc. of the archive stock in paper form (DIN A4, greyscale/color) or digital form (scan, min. 300 dpi, DIN A4, DIN A3, greyscale/color). 

 

Please make a written preliminary inquiry with your request, by means of which an answering possibility can be checked in advance on the basis of the current archive stock. In case of a positive preliminary check, an individual offer will be made for you regarding the expected costs of the required services.  

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Digitization/Archiving 

  

You are in possession of color and paint historical or military documents, regulations, literature, pictures, color samples, color registers etc. and would like to digitise them in order to know that they are saved for the future or in the case they get lost?

  

You are in possession of documents, regulations, literature, pictures, color samples, color registers, etc. relating to the history of color and painting or of military documents, and have no use for them; but would you like to hand them over to expert and appreciative hands who would also make this information available for public research and conserve it permanently? 

  

Please make a written preliminary inquiry with your request, by means of which a processing option can be checked. In case of a positive preliminary check, an individual offer will be made for you regarding the expected costs of the required services. 

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Research and consulting services 

 

You are interested in how historical or deleted standard and camouflage colors (e.g. RAL 1003, 2006, 3001, 3006, 3008, 3010, 4000, 5005, 5006, 7004, 7007, 7014, 7017, 7018, 7019, 7020, 7025, 7027, 7028, 7028 Edition 1944, 7029, 8002, 8005, 8006, 8009, 8010, 8013, 8018, 8020, 8021, 9000, 9003, 9008, 35 h etc.) actually look like?  

 

Are you in possession of vehicles, original equipment etc. and interested in authentic restoration with historically correct colors? 

 

Are you looking for historical backgrounds for colours and paints; regulations or areas of application for certain colors? 

 

This is possible on the theoretical basis of the primary sources available or, if necessary, by measuring the original color samples provided. Consulting services are available at the archive location or - on request - on your premises.

 

Please make a written preliminary inquiry with your request, by means of which an answering possibility can be checked in advance on the basis of the current archive stock. In case of a positive preliminary check, an individual offer will be made for you regarding the expected costs of the required services.  

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Written statements/individual assessments 

  

Do you need a detailed written statement or an individual assessment with primary source documents on color and coating history; regulations or areas of application of a certain hue that are within the research context?  

 

Please make a written preliminary inquiry with your request, by means of which an answering possibility can be checked in advance on the basis of the current archive stock. In case of a positive preliminary check, an individual offer will be made for you regarding the expected costs of the required services.  

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Lecture

  

Are you interested in a lecture on the history of color and painting within the framework of an association, historical institution, exhibition or comparable event? 

 

Please make a written preliminary inquiry with your request, by means of which a presentation option can be checked in advance on the basis of the current archive holdings. In case of a positive preliminary check, an individual offer will be made for you regarding the expected costs of the required services.  

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Color measurement  

  

You are in possession of historical color samples or parts, devices, vehicles etc. which are still in the original paint and would like to know which color/colors are involved? 

  

In these cases, a color tone measurement (L*a*b*) can be considered, which can be carried out either by temporarily submitted samples/original parts etc. or, if desired, on site at your premises. By means of a comparison with the existing color database, even initially divergent color samples can be optimally assigned to the respective range of a historical, possibly already deleted color. Usable measurement results of submitted color samples can only be guaranteed if the size of at least 10 x 10 mm is maintained. Unfortunately, highly convex surfaces cannot be measured reliably. 

  

Please make a written preliminary inquiry with your request, by means of which a measurement possibility can be checked. In case of a positive preliminary check, an individual offer will be made for you regarding the expected costs of the required services.  

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