1946 To 1995
1946– Magnecord, Inc. was founded in Chicago by 4 men who worked for the Research Division of The Illinois Institute of Technology, R.L.Landon, John S. Boyers, R.J. Tinkham and C.G. Barker.
1947– Magnecord’s first product was the professional wire recorder SD-1 (Super Duper). The company moved to produce reel tape recorders beginning with the PT series.
1948– The Magnecord PT6 was one of the very first broadcast-quality tape recorders ever made
1952– Magnecorder PT6J-AH and Magnecorder PT6-J released
1953– models M30, M33 were released
1956– Magnecord released the P 63 Pro Deck and the S-36B
1956– Midwestern Instruments (later known as TELEX) a company that made geophysical instrumentation, acquired Magnecord
1964– The Magnecord 1024 was introduced. The last reel tape recorders were made in the 1960’s
1988-Telex was in turn acquired by Memorex and went out of business in the mid-1990’s