I-Feng Enamelling Company and Freezinhot Bottle Co., Ltd.
HF: First some information about these companies extracted from the excellent HK Memory Project:
In 1937, after buying the assets of Keung Hwa Aluminium and Enamelling Company, Mr. Dung Ji-fu founded I-Feng Enamelling Company in Hong Kong to sell aluminium and enamel ware. In 1940, Freezinhot Bottle Co., Ltd. was founded in Hong Kong also with Mr. Dung as the general manager, selling vacuum flasks under the Freezinhot brand. In 1941, I-Feng Enamelling Company first joined the 4th Exhibition of Chinese Products and set up an exhibition booth.
As the exhibition resumed in 1948, I-Feng Enamelling Company and Freezinhot Bottle Co., Ltd. joined the 6th Exhibition of Chinese Products and built a display pavilion for their aluminium products. Since then, I-Feng and Freezinhot have been jointly setting up booth in every Exhibition to sell enamel products and vacuum flasks. In the 1950s Freezinhot Bottle Co., Ltd. won the booth design awards in the 14th, 15th and 17th Hong Kong Exhibition of Hong Kong Products. Governor Sir Alexander Grantham has visited the I-Feng booth.
This extract from the Inddhk article Gold Coin Thermos Flasks suggests I-Feng’s factory location. Confirmation, dates, exact location and photographs woud be very useful. As would information about Dung Ji-fu and Keung Hwa Aluminium and Enamelling Company.
Evelyn Char has sent the following information: A few family members have worked for Gold Coin thermal flasks, which was a competitor of the more famous Camel back in the days. The factory used to be located on Sheung Heung Road, To Kwa Wan. The manufacturer was I-Feng Enamelling Company and Freezinhot Bottle Co. Ltd.
And here is a designer and director of the company from the Design History book given below:
- The HKMemory Project I-Fung Enamelling
- Design History: An Anthology, DP Doordan, MIT Press, 1996
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