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Burstein-Applebee Co.; Kansas City (MO)

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Name: Burstein-Applebee Co.; Kansas City (MO)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: burstein
Products: Model types

Burstein-Applebee Co.; 1012-14 McGee St., Kansas City 6, Missouri. Catalogues for all kind of Radio-TV-electronics till the end of 1960ies known - but company existed until 1980 with the "catch phrase" (according to Tom Dailey) which said "Everything in Electronics". Burstein-Applebee had over 29 stores at the peak.

Founded: 1927
Closed: 1980
Burstein-Applebee Co.; Kansas City (MO)
The "CALRAD" brand was NOT a Burstein-Applebee brand, rather they sold lots of the stuff, which was a brand out of California, which marketed microphones, power-supplies, meters, small amplifiers, and a HUGE amount of other products -CALRAD = California Radio.

At the end of the company's history, Burstein-Applebee Co. was located at 3199 Mercier St, Kansas City, MO 64111 - the old building at 1012-1014 McGee St, having been vacated some years before.

Most of the information we received from Tom Dailey, W0EAJ, a former member of the company who in 1977 received a promotion and transfer to DENVER, COLORADO, to assume the position of "Denver Regional Service Manager". He told us also: "I was involved with the Pro-Industrial Division of the company, specializing in professional Video and Audio, as well as commercial 2-way radio. Everything from a small surveillance system, all the way up to full-spread color video studios were our speciality."

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Scheida.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  65 CRT Aid and Tester   For B-W and Color CRTs. 
USA  65 FM-AM Stereo Tuner BA-400S-4 (BA-400ST) 6DT8  MPX stereo tuner with AFC. 


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