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Boosey & Hawkes (Wirek); London

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Name: Boosey & Hawkes (Wirek); London    (GB)  
Abbreviation: booseyhaw
Products: Model types

Boosey & Hawkes
295 Regent Street, London W.1

Boosey & Hawkes is a world-wide operating company having its roots in the two publishing companies Boosey and Hawkes.

They made instruments until the mid-1950s in their "Sonorous Works" in Middlesex. For a short time, wire and later tape recorders were also produced.

In 1948, the activities of Boosey & Hawkes and Associated Electronic Engineers in the field of magnetic wire recording were merged to form Wirek (Electronics), Ltd.


This manufacturer was suggested by Bernhard Nagel.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  42 Wirek Typ " A " 6J7G   
GB  53 Deluxe Reporter WIR202 DAF96  For genuine portable sound recording. Windup / Cranked / "clockwork" tape drive (Ga... 


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