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Byer Industries Pty. Ltd., South Melbourne

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Name: Byer Industries Pty. Ltd., South Melbourne    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: byer
Products: Model types Others

Byer Industries Pty. Ltd.
8 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne, VIC

The company manufactured disc recording blanks, disc recorders and tape recorders for both domestic and professional use. They also manufactured microphones and motors.

Founded: 1946
Production: 1946 - 1957

Max Byer established a company called Broadcast Recording Supplies Co. (BRS) in the 1930s and moved into 8 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne in 1940. In August, 1946 the company name was changed to Byer Industries Pty. Ltd.[1]

The company was taken over by Rola Company (Aust) Pty. Ltd., in 1957 and remained as a subsidiary. [2]

Rola continued marketing tape recorders under both the Byer Brand and Rola until Rola itself was taken over by Plessey Electronics in the mid 1960’s.

 Max Byer died in January, 1985.

[1] The Argus (Vic.) Aug 13, 1946, Page 12.
[2] Radio TV & Hobbies Dec,1957, page 20.

This manufacturer was suggested by Stuart Irwin.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  53 55 MK1 6AU6   
AUS  56 Byer MkII Series 66 12AU7  3 motor 
AUS  53 55 D MK2, Circuit A35 6AQ5  Domestic or dictation version with microphone. Circuit A35. 
AUS  55 77 EF86  3 motor. 
AUS  49 Portable Microgroove Player and Recorder. R33   Portable, dual speed microgroove player and recorder. Designed to use the Byer acetate ... 
AUS  51 Dual Speed Turntable T25   Dual Speed Turntable. 
AUS  49 Dual Speed Microgroove Player and Recorder. R12D   Designed to use the Byer acetate recording blanks. 
AUS  51 Microphone B-46-D   This is a High Impedance Microphone with a flat response from 40-6,000Hz 
AUS  51 Magnofilm Tape Deck TM-1   The Magnofilm Tape Deck, Model TM-1 was developed to provide a high quality tape recording... 
AUS  51 Magnofilm Tape Deck AT-12   The Magnofilm Tape Deck, AT-12 was a later version of Model TM-1. It incorporated hinge... 
AUS  52 Byer Three speed, 16-inch Transcription Turntable T19-B3   Broadcast quality, transcription, 3 speed turntable. Heavy 16-inch platter driven by an... 
AUS  51 Recording Level Indicator R-47   Recording Level Indicator provides a visual indication of recording signal amplitude appli... 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

[1] Company registered. The Argus (Vic.) Aug 13, 1946, Page 12.tbn_aus_byer_1_the_argus_vic._aug_13_1946_page_12.jpg
[2] The company was taken over by Rola Company (Aust) Pty. Ltd., in 1957. Radio TV & Hobbies Dec,1957, page 20.tbn_aus_byer_2_rt_h_dec_1957_page_20.jpg
Rola advertising the Byer Brand in 1959. Broadcast & TV Yearbook 1959 Page 115.tbn_aus_byer_b_tv_yearbook_1959_page_115.jpg
Byer Turntables. Australian Radio & Electronics may 1951 Page 33tbn_aus_byer_australian_radio_electronics_may_1951_page_33.jpg
Listing products & services in 1951. Australian Radio & Electronics, Jun 7, 1951, Page 36.tbn_aus_byer_australian_radio_electronics_jun_7_1951_page_36.jpg


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