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A & R Electronic Equipment Company Pty. Ltd.; Melbourne, VIC

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Name: A & R Electronic Equipment Company Pty. Ltd.; Melbourne, VIC    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: aandr
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A & R Electronic Equipment Company Pty. Ltd.
A & R transformers Pty. Ltd.

378 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne. (1950 -1961)
42-46 Lexton rd, Box Hill. (1961 -       )

Brands: A&RArlec

Manufacturers of transformers, kit-sets, power-supply units & battery chargers.

Founded: 1947

A & R Electronic Equipment Co. Ltd. was registered in March 1947 by Electrical Engineers D. K. Anderson and A. Roudi.[1] They also registered A and R Transformers Pty. Ltd. at the same time.

In 1949 they moved into the old Kingsley Radio premises in St. Kilda Road. In 1961 they moved to Lexton Rd, Box Hill. They became part of the Soanar Electronics Group around 1970 and traded as A & R Soanar. In 1973 they set up a manufacturing plant in Hong Kong as Arlec International Ltd. manufacturing the Arlec range of consumer power products.


[1] The Herald (Vic.) Mar 4, 1947, Page 13

This manufacturer was suggested by Martin Kent.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  70 Regulated Power Supply PS90   Heavy Duty regulated power supply with 3 output ranges. Specifications: Input:        ... 
AUS  59 20 Watt High Quality Amplifier Foundation Kit. Mullard 5/20 EF86  Foundation kit for the Mullard 5/20 Amplifier. Components supplied for the Main Amplifi... 


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

[1] The Herald (Vic.)Mar 4, 1947, Page 13tbn_aus_aandr_the_herald_vic._mar_4_1947_page_13.jpg
Mullard amplifier Transformer and chassis kits supplied by A & R. Radio & Hobbies Dec 1959, Page 28tbn_aus_aandr_radio_hobbies_dec_1959_page_28.jpg
A & R Soanar advert 1976. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, Vol 26, No 1, 1976 page 89.tbn_aus_aandr_tja_vol_26_no_1_1976_page_89.jpg
Arlec PCB Mounting transformers. Electronics Australia, Nov 1981, page 103tbn_aus_aandr_ea_nov_1981_page_100.jpg