Blackburn Aircraft Limited, aka Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co., represented by Arnhold Aviation in China, early 1930s

Blackburn Aircraft Ltd Advert 1924 Grace's Guides

HF: Our recent article about Arnhold Aviation, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based Arnhold Holdings Ltd which is the corporate descendant of Arnhold, Karberg & Co., a company founded in 1857,  says that Arnhold Aviation represented four aircraft  manufacturers in China. Three of these I am at least familiar with but the fourth Blackburn I had never heard of. I thought […]

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Arnhold Aviation Dept, subsidiary of Arnholds & Company in Shanghai, aircraft sales throughout China

De Havilland DH 60 Moth Plane Image From Wikipedia

IDJ has added to the information we have about Arnholds & Company with this extract about the company’s aviation subsidiary based in Shanghai but apparently active throughout China. In the spring of 1928 Arnhold & Co, Ltd. decided to start selling aircraft and hired WEF Jones to head the operation. The Arnhold Aviation Department was born on 1 April 1928. […]

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Asiatic Petroleum Company Ltd – links to Arnhold & Company

Asiatic Petroleum Co Image Of Storage Petroleum Tanks Shanghai 1930s, P 88 Vaudine;s Arnholds Book

HF: The venerable firm of Arnholds, Karberg Company was founded in 1866 and I believe has had a continuous presence in Hong Kong since then, barring when it was liquidated during World War One. The company currently deals in building materials and engineering equipment distribution. Arnholds seems to have had close connections to the Asiatic Petroleum Co. Ltd about which we […]

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Kowloon Walled City 3 – images from 1910

HF with thanks to Tymon Mellor: The two images below are titled: Mac beside cannon, from old Chinese fort (Kowloon Walled City), Hong Kong,  c1910-1913 and, Cannon from old Chinese fort (Kowloon Walled City), Hong Kong, c1910-1913 See:   City Of Darkness Revisited  Ian Lambot’s new and expanded edition of the well-known book about Kowloon Walled City This article was first […]

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47 Wyler Textiles Ltd

Wyler Textiles Small Version Factory Image Ebay

HF: Carles Brasó Broggi’s, Shanghai Spinners: Pioneers of Hong Kong’s industrialization, 1947-1955, first published in the Indhhk email Newsletter 9 sent out on 9th November 2013 is one of the most visited website articles. The article mentions Wyler Textiles Limited (伟伦纺织有限公司) a couple of times. There is also a Wyler mage from a 1956 Trade Annual. I come across the company […]

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Waterfront Air – Shenzhen to Shenzhen to Macau and Guangzhou in ????

see other Waterfront article Hong Kong-based WaterfrontAir, which originally planned to operate a seaplane service between the city and Macau, will launch seaplane flights from Shenzhen to Macau and Guangzhou in the fourth quarter of this year. WaterfrontAir and Shenzhen Airport Ferry Terminal Services Company, a subsidiary of the Shenzhen Airport Company, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to provide […]

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The Hong Kong Government Flying Service

Hong Kong Government Flying Service Logo Wikipedia

The Government Flying Service (GFS) is a department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with an establishment of 273 civil service posts responsible for flight operations, maintenance and administration. The GFS began operating on 1st April 1993 immediately after the disbandment of its predecessor, the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force. It is one of the disciplined […]

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Shek O Bus Terminus – cantilevered balcony, art deco lettering from 1955

HF: Malcolm Morris and I took the bus to Shek O for lunch yesterday. Malcolm hadn’t been for many years and as we set off from Shau Kei Wan I mentioned the extraordinary Shek O bus terminus which he didn’t know about and which has both delighted and puzzled me since I first saw it in 1989. The former because […]

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