Uher Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Company Description

Uher produced reel to reel tape recorders from 1957 to 1980 which were manufactured in Germany. These tape recorders targeted the consumer market. The early models of Uher 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, Multi & 110-120v voltages.

1892 – Edmond Uher was born in Sibiu / Hungary

1908 – Uher made his first invention a double carburetor.

1928 – Established contacts with MAN Druckmaschinen AG and produced phototypesetting machines

1930 – Uher invented the “Uhertype process” wherein printing templates no longer had to be cast in lead, but could be copied on film.

1934 – Founded the Uher & Co. in Munich

1953 – Established the UHER Werke München GmbH as manufacturer of gear and accessories for the automotive and machine industries.

1955 – Introduces Uher 95 tape recorder

1957 Introduces the 295 model which was portable and used small reels

1960 Introduces 720 and Uher Universal which were similar in form to the 295

1961-1963– Increased its sales of tape recorders by 362%.

1961 – Released 500, 501, and 502 mono tape recorders . Report 4000 (Stereo)

1962 The Uher 4000 was produced

1967 – Launches Report 4400 R-R

1968 Uher introduced the Royal Delux and Uher Variocord 263. These were larger machines with the reels vertically mounted, designed for the professional user

1973 Saul Mineroff, an American Uher dealer, testifies that the Richard Nixon Watergate tapes were on an Uher 5000

1973 – Report 4200 R-R was produced

1974 – UHER Werke München KG was sold to Assmann in Bad Homburg.

1976 – SG 630 R-R released

1978 – SG 631 R-R released and manufactured until 1987.

1980’s The Uher brand of is purchased by Assmann Electronics

1996 – Assmann and UHER were split up into the separate companies as UHER GmbH, ATIS Systems GmbH, UHER Electronic GmbH and UHER Informatik GmbH .

General Information

Manufacturer: Uher

Years in Business: 1934 To Present

Country: Germany