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History of the manufacturer  

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
51 Richelieu Barcobox ECH41   
64 R.M.3 ECC83  Barco R.M.3; Mono open reel tape recorder, DIN terminals. 
34 Selecta Super Heterodyne 635 78  The front label "Selecta Super Heterodyne" might be added by the outlet store; T... 
36/37 Maestro 637J [Tablemodel] 6D6   
45 Lancaster 6K8G   
37 Inconnu - Unknown 4 Serie CA 6A7   
50 Triumph ECH21   
50 Duke ECH21   
50 Favorit ECH4  The Flemish leaflet states an EL8 as the output tube which is erroneous. The French pro... 
55 Belcanto Ch= C.B.F. ECC85  This radio is part of a series sharing the same chassis. The difference is the number o... 
35/36 AC 636 Senior 6D6  Sélectivité 9 Kc. Triple condensateur. Antifading, AVC. Sensibilité e... 
40 Inconnu - Unknown 1 ECH4   


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