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Schaub-Lorenz produced reel to reel tape recorders which were manufactured in Germany. These tape recorders targeted the consumer market. Schaub-Lorenz tape recorders used solid state electronics.
1880 Carl Lorenz, established as C. Lorenz Aktiengesellschaft or C. Lorenz AG, a telegraph construction company in Berlin, Germany.
1921 George van Schaub established the company Schaub in Berlin
1923 C. Lorenz AG manufactured radios
1930s International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) acquired C. Lorenz and Standard Electric
1940 C. Lorenz AG purchased the Schaub Apparatebau GmbH.
1950s Started manufacturing tape recorders.
1952 Introduced “Illustra”, the first color television set in Europe.
1958 ITT established Schaub-Lorenz
1965 Schaub Lorenz released 5001 Music Centre (with 46 hours of playback)and 5005 ‘radiogram’ model.
1967 Discountinued production of Music Centre. Became the biggest German manufacturer of portable radio
1990 General Trading bought the Schaub Lorenz brand.