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British Industries Co., N.Y.

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Name: British Industries Co., N.Y.    (USA)  
Abbreviation: britishind
Products: Model types

British Industries Corp., 80 Shore Road, Port Washington, N.Y.

Importer of Leak HiFi equipment.

We maintain this separately since Sams Photofacts lists it under Leak as the importer for USA.


This manufacturer was suggested by Egon Penker.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  59 Leak Point One Stereo EF86  The British Industries Leak Point One Stereo is a 4 Tube Preamplifier. Import, see al... 
USA  59 Leak Stereo 20 ECC83  The British Industries Model Leak Stereo 20 is an AC operated 8 Tube Stereo Amplifier. ... 
USA  59 Leak TL/50 EF86  The British Industries Model Leak TL/50 is an AC operated 5 Tube Audio Amplifier. Iimpo... 
USA  59 Leak Stereo 50 ECC83  The British Industries Model Leak Stereo 50 is an AC operated 8 Tube Stereo Amplifier. ... 


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British Industries Co., N.Y.
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British Industries Co., N.Y. (USA)
Trev Levick

British Industries Co., N.Y. (USA) - Ein Hersteller?

Es sind alles Geräte vom Hersteller Leak, H.J.; London.

Ich sehe kein Grund British Industries Co., N.Y. als Hersteller im RM zu listen.

Es handelt sich hier offensichtlich um ein Importeur der Leak Geräte.

British Industries Co., N.Y. (USA) löschen?

Gruss Trevor


Thomas Albrecht

I'm familiar with British Industries Co. as a seller of hi-fi turntables in the 1970s.  They are already listed in RMorg here:  BIC

I'm not aware that they resold any Leak equipment, but it would seem certain that there would not be a separate company with the same name as what was then a fairly well known company, BIC.  So it would seem likely that BIC, New York could be an error.

However, since the address is from Sams, it looks like we need to keep it here until there is definitive proof that the two BICs are the same company and have the same address.


Georg Richter

Wenn alle Modelle sämtlicher Hersteller bei den jeweiligen Importeuren zusätzlich gelistet werden gibt es ein heilloses Durcheinander.

Richtigerweise ist z.B. das Export-Modell TL/25 plus beim Hersteller H.J. Leak gelistet.

Nur wenn ein Importeur die importierte Ware selbst modifiziert hat verdient er eigene Modelleinträge wenn denn der Nachweis erbracht ist.

Zur Erhellung der Frage wieviele Firmen mit Namen BIC existieren ist bei BIC America; Cleveland (OH) noch das Firmenbild einer Firma B·I·C/AVNET in Westbury (NY) hochgeladen:

Strikte Datenbankhygiene führt zu Klasse statt Masse. Der Verdacht keimt auf dass nun eher "Masse" angestrebt wird ...

Beste Grüsse


Thomas Albrecht

I find Georg's and Trev's arguments persuasive.  It would be best not to list equipment under the name of an importer, unless the importer rebrands or otherwise modifies the equipment.

To avoid the problem of others trying to create the same model again under the importer BIC America, we could mention in the notes any information about importers and distributors, as suggested above.

Best regards,


British Industries Co., N.Y.
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