Shanghai Spinners: Pioneers of Hong Kong’s industrialization, 1947-1955

Cotton Yarn On Pirns To Save As Welt

Carles Brasó Broggi, the author of this very early article on the website has kindly invited any person involved in the companies mentioned in it, or related companies, to contact him at or by leaving a comment attached to the article. He says he can dedicate the following months to carrying out further research, but any help would be […]

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Nanyang Cotton Mill – additional information and 1948 images

Carles Brasó Broggi: Regarding Hugh Farmer’s request for details about Nanyang Cotton Mill, let me add some information about this firm. The following text appeared in “Hong Kong Textile Annual” published by the Hong Kong Cotton Merchants Association in 1956 (pp. 46-47). It gives an insight into the company and the mill proving two hypotheses suggested in previous posts by […]

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China Engineers Ltd 1928 Shanghai – 1937 Hong Kong

Carles Brasó Broggi: China Engineers Ltd This company was founded by William Charles Gomersall, G. E. Maden, E. S. Elliston, Z. V. Choo and James H. Lee in 1928 in Shanghai. They provided textile machinery to Chinese cotton mills that emerged after WW1 in Shanghai and in the Yangtse Delta region. Gomersall and his partners made deals with important industrial […]

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