In 1910 George Seibt founds a factory for the production
of electrical and mechanical equipment in Berlin-Schöneberg. In 1915
this factory produces the first radio valves for
military use. From 1923 onward radios are being
produced. In the beginning of 1933 production of Volksempfänger
starts. The radio are produced not only by Seibt, but by
a number of other factories as well. In the beginning
Seibt's Otto Griessing was the man behind the
development of the Volksempfänger. Later Seibt also
makes the DKE (Deutscher
Kleinempfänger or Small German Receiver).
the factory stops making radios. During the war the
factory only produces for the war effort. After the war,
in 1950, the factory is closed. Production continues for
a while in the G.D.R., where a small number of radios is
being made, until in 1953 this factory also closes.