1856 To Present
Situated in the German town of Schwarzwald, famous for its cuckoo clocks, the firm had for years, produced precision clocks and watches, moving to clockwork tape recorders in about 1950. They began making all-battery recorders in 1956 (the name Butoba comes from Burger Tonbandgerät meaning ‘Burger Tape Recorder’)
The actual name of the company was at first Josef Burger Söhne (Josef Burger & Sons), later simply Burger.
Ernst Burger filed a patent for a portable tape recorder on the 19th of October 1955, which was capable of making recordings without electrical energy thanks to an integrated clockwork.
Tape recorders were discontinued in the mid-1960s.