The history of the company: Math. Bäuerle G.m.b.H. Rechenmaschinenfabrik

Mathias Bäuerle, made machines with the following logos: "MB" or "EMBEE (English) ", Peerless and Badenia

The clock manufacturer Mathias Bäuerle, from St. Georgen, Black Forest,  Germany, presented in 1903  his first Stepped drum calculator under the name "Peerless". This as fourth manufacturer in the world, after Thomas the Colmar (Paris Fr.),  Burkhardt and Saxonia (both Glashütte, Germany). He won gold medals at exhibitions in St. Louis in 1904, 1905 and 1906, Liège and Milano.
The driving force behind this success was Tobias Bäuerle, one of his three sons. First the Peerless machines, where almost identical with those from Paris and Glashütte. They came in wooden boxes,  where you had to lift the carriage during transport and clearing .
The Mathias Bäuerle company distinguishes by building from the beginning modern pull lever resetting mechanisms for their calculators  and they patent immediately the improvements:

Under the name "Badenia" the modern key operating machine was launched in 1920, so five years after the development no wonder that the innovative advantage had disappeared.
In 1927 the important export business declined considerably. Although they had a sufficiently large portfolio:
- Key machines in three sizes I, II, III
- Slider models (peerless I, II, III)
- Key machines of the size of II (duplex) with two counters (9-16-16) - for 2000 RM
- Slider engines of the size I with two counters (9-8-13-13) - for 1500 RM
- Slider machines (small) "Peerless baby" (9-12), 5 kg for 400 RM
- Key machine "Rapid" (I, II) with the complications patented multiplication gear; 1285 RM (I)
They had a need new modern developments and did not have sufficient capital for that. With the Cooperation of the family Herzstark (Austria calculators, Vienna), they got a certain technology transfer for the development of a modern calculator machines, and with Mr. Berthold Markgraf of Baden (Salem) and some years later Wilhelm Weisser campaigned in the company. The family get the funding, but lost a bit of influence in the company, even more after the conversion of the company into a GmbH.
From the mid  nineteen thirties on  "Badenia" with his director of sales and co-owner Wilhelm Weisser 1933 – 1963, aligned compared to the stepped drum competition companies (Archimedes, Rheinmetall) Double counter machine (TEA 13 duplex).

No calculators were made during the second world war. From about 1950 a large demand from inland and abroad was lifting the company again. The Badenia TAV 13 duplex machine was released in 1953.
The modern developments of the prior to the war time (TEH TEA) was improved. There were full automatic machines such as TAV, VA, and as last the super automat  the VARE (1962) with novel electro mechanical sensing of the counters for the purpose of reverse transcription in the input registers. Unfortunately few came in circulation from these interesting machine. It was very expensive (4390 DM) - and could not print. The world market demanded printing fully automatic machines, and this trend could follow in Germany only Diehl and Olympia.
Mathias Bäuerle, also short "MB" or "EMBEE" called (English), the manufacture of calculators was stopped in 1964, relatively early.
Hard to believe, but the company exists still today. This is linked to the second "pillar", clocks and watches (with a high proportion of export to Italy), and a new precision product – on a folding machine (1953-now).

In 1975 the company is soled to the British company Romeo Vickers Limited

The text is partly translated from the Martin Reese (Hamburg) paper. Please see the original in German
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