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Ruby Catalogue Page
#1
Here's a link to an extremely high-resolution scan of a page from the first 1934 catalogue to show a Ruby. It will print out up to A3, in colour, with excellent detail. It may be slow to load....: [Only registered and activated users can see the links Click here to register]

Here's a low-resolution copy:


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#2
That's super, thanks Tony.

Does anyone know the colour of the side window surrounds please? Doesn't look to be body colour.
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#3
Ah! The dangers of assuming a sales brochure represents true life. I have seen many Mk1 Rubys  with non-body colour window frames, but they have always been black frames. Always treat sales catalogues with a large grain of salt; they may well represent what the marketing department wanted, but remember they may well have been produced before the model ever came down the production line, and it's quite possible a good idea in theory could not be turned into practical reality. That's not to say Rubys did not appear with light-toned window frames, and if you want to replicate it, why not anyway? If you want a suggestion, I'll go with maroon bodywork with beige window frames  Big Grin
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#4
Yes, all the original ones I've seen are black. These sales department chaps and their air-brush work - it's a good job they didn't have Photoshop! Also, have you noticed the tiny people in Austin 7 sales literature?  e.g. the Chummy with plenty of shoulder room, the voluminous interior of the Box and, finally, one made-up.


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#5
Looks about right to me!
Cheers,
Dave Shorthouse
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#6
(15-01-2020, 10:32 PM)Dave Wortley Wrote: Looks about right  to me!
Cheers,
Dave Shorthouse
Yes, but not so tiny...
BTW, did you notice:


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#7
The amazing shrinking people !  Big Grin
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#8
As late as the A90 Atlantic Austin were depicting pygmies.
In fairness persons were much smaller in the 1930s. Phots of soldiers are nothing like the giants of today.
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#9
YC 5012 hmmm....looks familiar. Nice colour.
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#10
YC is a Somerset registration, is on the DVLA website, and still blue.How nice is that?
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