31 Telephone Companies in Hong Kong – information wanted pre WW2

HF: Can you fill out this minimalistic skeleton up to 1931? In true wikipedia-style verification is needed… 1877 The telephone was introduced in Hong Kong one year after Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention 1882 The first manual telephone exchange was opened by the Oriental Telephone and Electric Company (東方電話電力公司) unknown date: the Oriental Telephone and Electric Company was later renamed […]

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27 Green Spot – popular 1950s soft drink – To Kwa Wan/Aberdeen factory?

Lawrence Tsui: I remember a soft drink production company in the early 50s in the To Kwa Wan area where one could watch the production line from the street through a huge window. I think it was the Green Spot factory. It was quite an entertainment for a small kid. Linda Kernan’s article, The Vitasoy Story, includes “when the [Vitasoy] Aberdeen […]

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22 Far Eastern Prospecting And Development Corporation, Sha Lo Wan mine late1950s

Tymon Mellor’s article, Sha Lo Wan Mine,  says “In 1954 the Far Eastern Prospecting And Development Corporation Limited was formed and took over the mining license. They established a facility and started large scale working that were active until the 1960’s. The company was dissolved in 1979.” And the book Hong Kong Landscapes: Shaping the Barren Rock,  Bernie Owen and Raynor […]

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