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Sobell Ind., Slough

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Name: Sobell Ind., Slough    (GB)  
Abbreviation: sobell
Summary:

Sobell Industries Ltd., Slough, Buckinghamshire;

History:
Founded by Michael Sobell, the Company was registered January 1946 (b.1892 d.1993). His family owned factories in the Austro-Hungarian empire and oil interests at Limburg in Germany, but his parents moved to England about 1899 to escape antisemitism.
His daughter Netta married Arnold Weinstock who joined the Sobell Company in 1954.
In 1961, Sobell's company merged (some source claim "took over") with The General Electric Company plc (GEC) which dates from 1886. The Sobell family became major GEC shareholders.
Weinstock is best known for building GEC, a major conglomerate, which at the time of his retirement had become one of the UK's largest companies. See also Gracesguide co uk and Wikipedia
Before GEC took over Sobell for £8M, Sobell's Radio & Allied Industries had taken over McMichael. During the 1950s EMI actually owned the Sobell Trademark, with Michael Sobell thus forming Radio & Allied Industries & Banner TV which paid EMI royalty for the use.

This manufacturer was suggested by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  45 615 6K8G  Dial lamps: 6x 6,3V/0,3A. 
GB  46 516 6K8G  Slotted glass tuning scale. 
GB  49 Sobellette 439 [cream] 14S7  Available in brown bakelite or painted light green, metallic green, beige, or cream. Origi... 
GB  49 Sobellette 439 [beige] 14S7  Single IF transformer with preset reaction, and screen grid manual volume control. Toaster... 
GB  49 Sobellette 439 [metallic green] 14S7  Single IF transformer with preset reaction coupling. Leaky grid detector. Screen grid manu... 
GB  49 Sobellette 439 [light green] 14S7  Single IF transformer with preset reaction, and screen grid manual volume control. Toaster... 
GB  49 Sobellette 439 [brown] 14S7  Also painted light green, metallic green, beige, or cream. Single IF transformer with pres... 
GB  54 515P ECH81  identical to H.M.V.1360. 
GB  56 T347   405 Lines; 14" Picture Tube, VHF GB Tuner. 
GB  57 TPS147DL AW36-21  405 Line 14" Portable Style TV; 12channel GB VHF Tuner, DL means the Type TPS147 in two-to... 
GB  57 TPS147 AW36-21  405 Line 14" Portable Style TV; 12-channel GB VHF Tuner. 
GB  48/49 T107 unknown_Tube  12" 405 Line TV set with hinged cover on front of the pic. tube with built in rainbow radi... 

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