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Little is known about the Rubis brand. Almost no documentation has survived, and even at the location in Fontaine-L'Evêque, a town in the Walloon province of Hainaut in Belgium, close to Charleroi, almost nothing remained of the company that was established there.
The company with the name "Postes et Amplificateurs Rubis" was founded in September 1929 at Rue de Roux in Fontaine-L'Evêque by Eudore-Désiré Brasseur and Adelin Daivière. The company's goal was to manufacture, purchase and sell radio devices. The office and the factory were located at the Rue de la Briquetterie 10-12 in Fontaine-L'Evêque. The picture on the left shows the location as it is now.
The receivers are marketed under the brand name Rubis. They are characterized by a luxurious look and elegant Art Deco design. The technique is innovative, the manufacture is artisanal and production is therefore small. Many radios are equipped with two electrodynamic loudspeakers.
In 1938, a sales office is established at 4 Rue de la Régence in Charleroi. Radios are no longer sold through retailers, but directly from the factory.  A workshop for repairing radio sets of all brands is also being set up. During the war the company only carries out repairs. After the war, in 1945, Rubis Radio established itself in a former district of Charleroi: Dampremy (Planche), on the Chaussée de Bruxelles, 341. The radio workshop also moved and radios were made again on a small scale until 1946. In the same street, at number 240, radiant heaters with the brand name "Rubis" are manufactured. After 1946, the company no longer advertises.

The Rubis logo


Rue de la Briquetterie 10-12, Fontaine-L'Evêque

Advertisement for type 56 in magazine Radio Revue, 1935

This page was last edited on 20.09.2020