Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mad Men Ditto Machine

Here's a joyous secretary thrilled with the copies coming from her RoNEo Duplicator.  According to the back of the card, they are" world-famous for their Beauty of Design, Efficiency and Simplicity of Operation and Overall Economy.  RoNEo is CLEAN to operate and the only Duplicator to reproduce continuous tone photographs.  Try RoNEo for complete Satisfaction."

I couldn't find any contemporary information about this machine, other than it a brand in the UK going back to the early 1900's.  However, I did find a reverent, interesting video of a similar A. B. Dick machine in action.  The video falls just a tad short of fetishing the duplicating machine, from the removal of the dust cover, application of the purple fluid and the climactic arrival of the aromatic copies in the output tray.  Enjoy:


Beth Niquette said...

This is wonderful! There is still an old "ditto" machine my Grandmother used to use for church stuff. It is a beautiful old piece. lol

I loved this post. Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

Postcardy said...

Great card! It reminded me of the smell of fresh dittos from my school days.