BSR Elizabethan tape recorder

 

BSR Elizabethan LZ32 Reel to reel tape recorder Leatherette covered wooden two part case. Tape speeds7 1/2" , 3 3/4" and 1 7/8" per sec I bought this back in 1983 so that I could play and re-record a tape of my father's farewell speech on to cassettes. Made in Romford England

BSR (Birmingham Sound Reproducers) was a West Midland firm which manufactured turntables and record players for which there was a large market in the 1960's. They branched out to produce reel to reel tape recorders such as this which probably dates from about 1965 but the Sony Walkman was their undoing and they ceased manufacture in the early 1980's with the loss of many jobs.