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|The British Ever Ready Export
Company (BEREC) was a bit of an odd bird. It shared head
office premises (Hercules Place, London N7) with its
parent company but produced models that were only
superficially different. For example, the Berec models
Jester and Matador are, respectively, Ever Ready Sky King
and Sky Baronet but with a different colour scheme.
Although the famed 'Saucepan Special' (Type J Export) model from 1949 was uniquely a BEREC product, there were a range of receivers that used a common chassis or electrical design but had different cases. I cannot say, with any certainty, that the 'Fiesta' was one of those - although it seems to have a mains specification that might be found in many 'empire' markets and a design commonality with most mid-50's Ever Ready sets. Compared to domestic sets of that time, it is also hugely expensive.
Last updated 19th May 2002