7 de mayo de 2013

Some RUF

Ruf book-keeping system. Named after Alfons Ruf (1887 - 1931). Swiss.
Farbbanddose RUF
Ribbon tin (made of plastic)
Ruf portable typewriter
early Ruf # 39501, built 1937
Ruf Hermes 193512xx 020 NZZ
1935 ad: "Swiss! / Ruf portable / The only Swiss made portable accounting machine , it equally serves for regular correspondence. Commendable in every respect. Do you wish for a brochure, presentation, sample order? / Ruf Buchhaltung Aktiengesellschaft (Ruf Accounting Inc.)" 
Ruf logo 1937
detail logo from above
Ruf typewriter
# 385764 (made in 1942)
Ruf Hermes 195012xx 022 copy Basler Nachrichten
1950 ad
RUF Electric
one more green giant.
RUF Electric

14 comentarios:

  1. Very interesting. Presumably some handshakes were done with Paillard.

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    1. Yes indeed. Almost all Hermes models were made into RUF machines, but also some other brands.

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  2. That electric looks like the love child of an Olympia SG3 and an early Xerox photocopier! (or would it be an "heliographic"?) What is that, an automatic feeder of sorts?

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    1. Yes I think so. I have never seen one in action, would love to learn how these were operated. Maybe some collegues can help out. I will keep you posted.

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  3. That behemoth looks fascinating!i'm interested in hearing about its origins too.

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    1. It is a Hermes Ambassador at its basis.

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  4. What makes the little Ruf a Buchungsmaschine? It looks like an ordinary 2000 to me.

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    1. I had the same impression when I saw it first. Just like a Hermes 2000, with an additional frame in order to place the booking sheet? I still know too little about how these were actually operated. I will try to find out with the experts next weekend.

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  5. Very cunningly hidden calculating mechanism in that first one. Indeed curious how they did that; where to hide the registers. By coincidence, a Remington 11 with integrated Wahl Adding Machine mechanism popped up on the local auction site today complete with it's case. These did show some extra mechanism and keys.

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  6. The RUF electric looks like a Hermes Ambassador on steroids!

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    1. I really had difficulties lifting it. Sumo!

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  7. Square spools? Never saw those before...

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    1. The older models had these.

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    2. Although I can't imagine it being very functional, I do *love* it!

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