Nordmende Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Company Description

Nordmende produced reel to reel tape recorders from 1958 to 1972 which were manufactured in Germany. These tape recorders targeted the consumer market. The early models of Nordmende tape recorders used tube electronics and later on they transitioned to solid-state tape recorders. The company produced both 2 and 4 track machines available in 220-240v voltages.

1923 The original company, Radio H. Mende GmbH, was founded in by Otto Hermann Mende Germany

1947 Martin Mende (the founder’s son) created a new company under the name Norddeutsche Mende-Rundfunk GmbH, later changed to Nordmende

1950’s Nordmende became one of the prominent German manufacturers of radios, televisions, tape recorders and record players in the 1950s and 1960s.

1960’s The company makes a variety of four track and eight track reel to reel recorders

1974 Nordmende introduces its Colour vision CSS super 8mm video recorder

1977 Nordmende sold to the French Thomson Brandt company

1980s The company launched a range of white goods including fridges, freezers, washing machines, and dishwashers, alongside a revamped range of flat-screen TVs and stereos.

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General Information

Brand: Nordmende

Years in Business: 1923

Country: Germany