The manufacturing of bronze cutlery in Hong Kong – 1960 article

Cutlery Manufacturing Page 2 HK Trade Bulletin, Commerce & Industry Dept August 1960 Pp 244 246 HK Memory Project

HF: “The manufacture of bronze cutlery in Hong Kong began some eight years ago and already has earned a reputation for fine quality and excellent craftsmanship. At the recent 9th Washington State International Trade Fair, the dazzling rows of knives, forks and spoons in elaborately-carved canteens or brocade-covered boxes attracted much interest from overseas buyers, and it is certain that […]

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Hall, Russell & Company – builders of five Corvettes for service in Hong Kong

Hall, Russell & Co BRP Artemio Ricarte Ex HMS Starling Image Wikipedia

Our article, Hall, Russell & Company, Shipbuilders, Aberdeen, Scotland, briefly mentioned a connection between the shipyard and Hong Kong. Namely, “The Hall Russell Yard was nationalised in July 1977, becoming part of British Shipbuilders Corporation, and then was dedicated to naval work. This was undertaken for British, and Hong Kong governments.” Intrigued, I asked Stephen Davies if he could offer some further […]

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Hall, Russell & Company, Shipbuilders, Aberdeen, Scotland – connection to HK government

Hall, Russell & Company, 1933 The Oil Electric Tug Acklam Cross Grace's Guides

Hall, Russell and Co, and Alexander Hall and Co were two famous Aberdeen shipbuilders with yards next to each other. The Hall Russell Yard was nationalised in July 1977, becoming part of British Shipbuilders Corporation, and then was dedicated to naval work. This was undertaken for British, and Hong Kong governments. A company biography, courtesy of the Grace’s Guides website: Alexander Hall and […]

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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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