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I think this is the famous Maxim 08/15 machine gun from WW1.

The word 08/15 lives on as an idiom in colloquial German, 08/15 (pronounced Null-acht-fünfzehn), being used even today as an adjective to denote something totally ordinary and lacking in originality or specialness. However, this is one of several possible origins of the idiom.

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Thanks to his Longines pocket watch, Albert Einstein was always relatively on time.

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The direct ancester of the phablet : it works very well if you have 8 inches long fingers.

I also don’t know if it is a totally non-binary writing machine, or if you’re supposed to use capital I and O for one and zero.

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Another famous dictator lived in Bern, Benedetto Mussolini, when he was still a socialist strike leader.

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Vladimir Lenin’s library card in Bern. 

Vladimir was a fervent believer in the adage don’t judge a book by its cover, just let the Cheka deal with it and a political commissar execute the deviant by shooting it in the neck.

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Radio Paillard, the long-lost ancestor of Rires & Chansons.