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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
Summary:

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
History:

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  51 Microphone B-46-D   This is a High Impedance Microphone with a flat response from 40-6,000Hz 
AUS  55 77 EF86  3 motor. 
AUS  53 55 D MK2, Circuit A35 6AQ5  Domestic or dictation version with microphone. Circuit A35. 
AUS  60 66   3 motor 
AUS  53 55 MK1 6AU6   

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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

  
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