Leevers-Rich Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Company Description

Leevers-Rich produced reel to reel tape recorders from 1961 to 1982 which were manufactured in United Kingdom. These tape recorders targeted the studio and consumer market. The early models of Leevers-Rich tape recorders used tube electronics and later on they transitioned to solid-state tape recorders. The company produced 2 track machines available in 220-240v voltages.

Composer Norman Leevers founded Leevers Rich Ltd

1947 – Started developing tape recorder, the Synchropulse, a transportable 2 track mono recorder that could synchronize with a film camera.

1950 – Opened Leevers Rich Studios based in Wardour Street, in Soho, London and  released the Leevers-Rich Series C and D.

Post World War II

1951 – Registered Leevers – Rich Equipment Ltd.

1955 – Leevers Rich Heavy Duty Magnetic Recorder models C5, D2A, and D2B

1960s – Produced data recorders, and custom 1″ 8-track recorders for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

1961 – Developed Series E.

1980s – Stopped manufacturing tape recorders

General Information

Brand: Leevers-Rich

Country: United Kingdom

Years making R-R Tape Recorders: To 1980