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Sobell Ind., Slough

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

Sobell Industries Ltd., Slough, Buckinghamshire;

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  70 Stereo Radiogram SG685 BF195  Fitted with a BSR UA65 four speed autochanger and BSR C1 ceramic cartridge. FM stereo mult... 
GB  48 518TG 6K8G  Table radiogram in a walnut veneer wooden cabinet fitted with a Garrard or Collaro 78 rpm ... 
GB  69 S336 AF178  Waveband Coverage: LW   2000 - 1105 metres MW    570 -  ... 
GB  58 Television Receiver T23   21-inch TV, includes v.h.f. (UKW, FM) radio. Contains semi-incremental all-band tun... 
GB  58 T178   17" 405 lines 13 channel GB standard VHF tuner.  
GB  47 516 TG 6K8G  See also the Sobell 516 AC version. 
GB  53 553W ECH42   
GB  69 S338   Socket for earphone. Similar to the GEC G838 model. 
GB  58 TPS180 PCC84   
GB  55 TS17 MW43-64  Sobell TS17; 43 cm 405 lines b/w TV with 12 channel British standard tuner. 
GB  70/71 1541 BF185  Six wavebands, LW, MW, 3xSW, VHF; Shortwave 1.6-27.0 MHz; scale light, time zones sc... 
GB  54 T175 PCC84  17 inch 405 line b/w table TV set with a 12 channel turret tuner covering GB VHF bands I a...