John Woliewicz sent me this via email@example.com:
Great blog, love your updates always fun and informative. I have had allot of old longboards back in the 90's and foolishly let them all go, slowly I have been building a collection of vintage boards again and last week I stumbled upon this. It is an Australian built Ron, from what I gathered they were made from 1962-65 which is a short period of time for a board manufacturer. I got this board on a trade for some skateboard wheels and trucks. Hope you enjoy and keep up the great job with your sight.
p.s. since some of us don't read comments i thought i'd post this here: "The old RON's. They were only built for a few years. In Australia as in the US there were a number of companies that jumped on the surfing band wagon in the 60"s hoping to cash in on this new fad. RON surfboards was a sudsiduary company of Crane Industries. Crane industries were in the plumbing supply business. And were based in Sydneys Western suburbs. I own a RON and it is a pig. That is, it's a dog, not a pig. Every time you try and turn it it falls over. Hopless. Your one looks like an early one. Geoff McCoy started his career there. platty."