This was great, and great fun! My friend Mark and i organized an exhibition at the Swiss SHBS International meeting in Appenzell, Switzerland. The topic was ... Swiss Typewriters! Focus was on smaller brands like Patria/ Swissa (Swiss branch of the Patria family) and Calanda, but also for example featuring Otto Petermann, of Swiss origin and creator of the Corona portable. We were able to present 7 models of "RUF" accounting machines as well. Quite a few people came to see the show, actually. Here is some impressions:
20 de mayo de 2013
9 de mayo de 2013
This 1946 Ruf machine has got all the features including a row of tabulator keys (green).
|above, green: the tabulator keys. below: the corresponding tabulator construction|
|The mighty moose, downside up.|
Posted by shordzi at 7:48 p.m.
Picking up on Richard's question, here is some distinctly low-quality photos from my ipad featuring a Ruf portable #385764 and Hermes 2000 #455226 (the latter in addition to the photo quality being particularly dirty, for which the low photo quality could be of advantage). Apart from the decals, the only differences I could spot were yellow lines on the right half of the platen (Ruf) and an additional frame on top. I hope to see this in action next week, with one of our office specialists explaining.
7 de mayo de 2013
|Ruf book-keeping system. Named after Alfons Ruf (1887 - 1931). Swiss.|
|Ribbon tin (made of plastic)|
|early Ruf # 39501, built 1937|
|detail logo from above|
|# 385764 (made in 1942)|
|one more green giant.|