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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   
47/48 Rubis A683P ECH4   
52 Inconnu - Unknown 7 ECH42   
51 Monty UCH41   
37 Inconnu - Unknown 4 Serie CA 6A7   
35/36 Junior 636 6D6   
36/37 Senior 537 6A7   
37/38 Benjamin 538 [MW+LW] 6A7  See Barco model Benjamin 538 [MW+LW+SW], with additional SW. 


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