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Railing, Sir Harry (1878–1963), electrical equipment manufacturer, was born on 10 December 1878, the son of Isaac Railing, a Jewish hop merchant of Munich, and his wife, Hannah, née Bing. His first name was originally Adolf, which he later changed to Harry when he settled in ...

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Samuel, Frank (1889–1954), gramophone manufacturer and industrialist, was born on 19 January 1889 at 20 Marlborough Place, London, the youngest of three children in the Jewish family of Nelson Samuel and his wife, Harriett Hymans. Nelson headed the prosperous family business of Barnett Samuel...

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Sterling, Sir Louis Saul (1879–1958), gramophone company manager and industrialist, was born into a Jewish family on 31 May 1879 in New York's Lower East Side, the son of Morris Isaac Sterling, an accountant. Little is known of his childhood beyond his own frequently repeated story of selling newspapers on the streets of ...

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Weinstock, Arnold, Baron Weinstock (1924–2002), industrialist, was born at 50 Belgrade Road, Stoke Newington, London, on 29 July 1924, the son of Simon Weinstock (b. 1873/4), and his wife, Golda, née Schag (b. 1877/8). His Jewish parents had emigrated from Poland...

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Arnold Weinstock, Baron Weinstock (1924–2002) by Sue Adler, 1989 © National Portrait Gallery, London