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Forum topic by Ocelot posted 08-31-2020 01:57 AM 658 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ocelot

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08-31-2020 01:57 AM

I think it’s Swedish.

From a folding ruler.

Thanks,
-Paul

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.


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#1 posted 08-31-2020 03:35 AM

Jag vet inte!

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#2 posted 08-31-2020 05:16 AM

I think I know this one. It may be a sort of guild marking. AH. What the A stands for could be any number of things. But, the H undoubtedly stands for Helvetia, which, of course, is the proper name of Switzerland. Or. Or. Your “measuring device” is actually a tongue depressor, and it’s the way a Swedish doctor says, “Say AHHH. None of this makes any sense. Sweden is not Switzerland. Nevermind.

It’s like LBD said. (I haven;t even opened my bottle, yet, tonight.)

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#3 posted 08-31-2020 06:40 AM

IDK, but I have the internet to help me make silly guesses?

SVENSK = Swedish
TILLY = formal persons name

Hultafors in Sweden uses a KK diamond logo on rulers today. AH could be an older mfg location?

Maybe send the US branch a picture and ask them?
https://www.hultafors.us/products/folding_rules

Looking at couple rulers on fleabay, it seems you might be missing some text? There are examples with different locations stamped in 1st position. Some London, Vertkom (Norwegian), etc Then company name, then the diamond logo.

Best Luck!

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#4 posted 08-31-2020 09:14 AM

Thanks for your replies!
Evidently, some of you spent some time searching for the answers… googling I suppose. Since I always bing instead of googling,, now we’ve covered probably 2 sides of the the searchosphere!

Yes it says London on there too.

One side of the ruler has cm and “London” inches, and the other side has Verktum (old Swedish inches) and hundredths of old Swedish “Fot”.

I sort of collect old units of measure.

I was guessing Hultafors too,... I mean, who else?! But it doesn’t have that name on it.

I think it is an A with a circle accent joined to an H but I haven’t found a company that uses that mark.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#5 posted 09-03-2020 12:28 PM

I know that all of you have been anxiously waiting for further progress on the resolution of this question… if you haven’t forgotten…

I the opportunity this morning to compare and can say that the ruler in question seems to strongly resemble a Hultafors ruler. The end caps, hinges and fonts look very alike. Also the thickness and width of of the sticks are a close match. The markings are different, but are located in the same places.

I’m sure you can sleep more peacefully knowing that.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#6 posted 09-03-2020 12:32 PM

I’m just a little amazed a foreign brand would even bother to put inches on their rulers…

-- Bstrom

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#7 posted 09-03-2020 12:40 PM

The A with a circle over it is a swedish letter, so the logo is pronounced like the english word OH. My wife´s computer keypad is swedish, so has this letter. I have been intending to do a search for your logo on her computer, just havent gotten to it. I dont think it is Hultafors, but is likely a copy of a Hultafors design.

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#8 posted 09-03-2020 10:04 PM



... I have been intending to do a search for your logo on her computer…
- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Try under the keyboard first and if that fails open the back of the case.

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#9 posted 09-04-2020 12:01 AM

Swedish Keyboard?
LOL
The Swedish Å symbol can be typed on any PC.
Hold down the ALT key, and press 143 on numeric pad (with num lock turned on), then release the ALT key:
TaaDaa = Å

MickeySoft Bing is the only search service that interferes with your browsing experience more than Google. Bing won’t even look for international web pages unless you make a habit of surfing them; and even then it only shows the country sites you have visited.

Dump the tracking, stop being a data collection victim and take control of your searching:
Use DuckDuckGo

Cheers!

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#10 posted 09-04-2020 01:46 AM

+1 DuckDuckGo

TonyC

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#11 posted 09-04-2020 05:07 AM



The A with a circle over it is a swedish letter, so the logo is pronounced like the english word OH. My wife´s computer keypad is swedish, so has this letter. I have been intending to do a search for your logo on her computer, just havent gotten to it. I dont think it is Hultafors, but is likely a copy of a Hultafors design.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Å like Brian says has a different use. I don’t find it now, because I am using American based centers for the VPN, but I looked a few days ago, and went out of Helsinki, and found a site explaining all of the different uses of their secondary alphabet. It didn’t tell me anything about who had the tape made, and for what purpose, sop I split.

You can play with the languages on Win10 following these links.

For Windows 10
Click on the following:

The Windows icon (lower left screen)
Settings (it’s the sprocket icon)
Time & Language
Region & Language
Add a language
Click on Swedish

A lot of American companies produce merchandise with text for other languages, and use in other countries. A folding rule or a yardstick are 2 great examples of such items. Paint stir sticks, made for specific companies, or even paint stores, stuff like that. Some of the companies don’t make the items, they buy from, let’s say Stanley (folding measures) then they print them, ship em, and yadddahhh Bob’s yer Uncle.

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