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Barco, Belgian American Radio Corporation / Cobar; Poperinge

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Name: Barco, Belgian American Radio Corporation / Cobar; Poperinge    (B)  
Abbreviation: barco
Products: Model types

Barco established in Poperinge, Belgium by Lucien De Puydt. The company specializes in the assembly of radios with parts from the United States. Hence the name, "Belgian American Radio Corporation" or Barco.

Founded: 1934
1945-1949 Barco radios are a big success and results in increased turnover. This allows Barco to make the necessary investments to pick up with a new revolution in communication: television.
1964 First diversification project: development of an automatic control system for a neighboring manufacturer of weaving looms.
1968 Second diversification project: Barco supplies the BRT (Belgian national broadcasting station) with studio monitors in conformance with the most stringent norms.
1981 Barco split into two separate companies, Barco Electronic (consumer electronics) and Barco Industries (high tech electronics for visualization and process control).
1989 January 1, Barco Electronic and Barco Industries merge into a single, international electronics group with worldwide ambitions.
2004 Barco sells its Home Cinema activity to French TEC.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
80 Olympiade    
48–50 Hercules A698P ECH4   
50 unknown 8 (6 Tube)    
37 Maestro 637J 6D6  The brand of the loudspeaker is Douglas, a house product of Barco. Th remains of the pi... 
48 Eros A693P ECH4   
35/36 DC 636 Senior   Sélectivité 9 Kc. Triple condensateur. Antifading, AVC. Sensibilité et tonalité réglable. 
35/36 Inconnu - Unknown 7   Similar in style to 636 Senior, but only 5 tubes and 3 buttons, and a simpler cabinet. 
48 Inconnu - Unknown 5 [without magic-eye] UCH41   
40 Prince A581P ECH4   
55 Musica Ch= C.B.F. ECC85  This radio is part of a series sharing the same chassis. The difference is the number o... 
63 Riva Ch= L62(58)02 ECC85   
55 Czardas Ch= C.B.F. ECC85  This radio is part of a series sharing the same chassis. The difference is the number o... 


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

Aktuelles Herstellerlogo (2012)tbn_barco-logo-300.jpg
From the exposition of the Ipres stores and sellers. (aprox 1950)tbn_zeldzame_barco_005_600_x_800.jpg