Tai Hang Rubber Factory (大行樹膠廠)

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York Lo: Tai Hang Rubber Factory (大行樹膠廠) Left: ad for Tai Hang Rubber Factory in 1941; Centre: Tai Hang Rubber founder Yau Kim-fee (A Century of Commerce); Right: News article about strike at Tai Hang Rubber in 1941(HK Daily Press, 1941-9-15)   From the 1930s to 1960s, Tai Hang Rubber was one of the big four manufacturers of rubber shoes in […]

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Yung Tack Cheong Hardware Manufactory (翁德祥金屬製品廠)

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York Lo: Yung Tack Cheong Hardware Manufactory (翁德祥金屬製品廠) Ad for Yung Tack Cheong Hardware Manufactory in 1941 (A Century of Commerce)  Kerosene lamps was a major industrial sector in Hong Kong and earlier in the group we have profiled some of its key players such as Union Metal Works, World-Light Manufactory, Lea Hin and Glory Metal Works. Yung Tack Cheong […]

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Mak Ming Kee Tooth Brush Manufactory (麥明記機製牙刷廠)

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York Lo: Mak Ming Kee Tooth Brush Manufactory (麥明記機製牙刷廠) Left: Ad for Mak Ming Kee Tooth Brush Manufactory in 1941 with picture of its factory in To Kwa Wan (A Century of Commerce); Right: Mak Ming Kee founder Mak Wing-cheung (A Century of Commerce, 1941)  From the 1920s to 1960s, Mak Ming Kee was a leading brand of toothbrushes in […]

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Wong Tong Kee (黃棠記) – the Timber Merchant and the Mansion

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York Lo: Wong Tong Kee (黃棠記) – the Timber Merchant and the Mansion  Left: Wong Tong Kee founder Wong Cheuk-hing (百年商業, 1941); Right: Ad for Wong Tong Kee in the 1950s (HKBCA Yearbook) In the first half of the 20th century, Wong Tong Kee was one of the major players in the lumber and construction business in Hong Kong and […]

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Tatt Sing Sanyo (達誠三洋電器)

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York Lo: Tatt Sing Sanyo (達誠三洋電器) Tat Sheng Trading’s ad for the entire range of Sanyo products ranging from fans, cookers and transistor radios in 1958 (WKYP, 1958-6-5)  Earlier on the website, we have covered several Japanese brands such as Sony, Minolta and Ricoh which entered the HK market through partnerships with local firms such as Chung Yuen Electrical, Goddard […]

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Rainbow Latex (雲利乳膠) and Seven Sea Chemicals (七海化工)

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York Lo: Rainbow Latex and Seven Sea Chemicals Rainbow and Seven Sea are two key firms in the history of the latex industry in Hong Kong started by two branches of the Wu family from Shanghai. Starting out as a squatter factory, the firms survived multiple fires over the years and family disputes and became the first and leading manufacturer […]

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Majestic (美琪) and Union (鑑臣): Makers of Soaps, Perfumes and Essential Oils

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York Lo: Majestic (美琪) and Union (鑑臣): Makers of Soaps, Perfumes and Essential Oils  Left: Ad for Majestic soap in Hong Kong in 1950 (KSDN, 1950-10-3); Right: Headline coverage of the murder of C.D. Lee in 1958. The pictures in the top section from left to right are Liu Han-ming, Joseph Pei and C.D. Lee. The pictures in the bottom […]

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Y.D. Yao (姚玉棣) and Allied Advertising Agency (中雍廣告公司)

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York Lo: Y.D. Yao (姚玉棣) and Allied Advertising Agency (中雍廣告公司) Y.D. Yao (left) with the head of East Asiatic and his wife at the HK Hilton in 1971 when Allied became the ad agent for East Asiatic handling its brands such as Carlsberg beer (KSEN, 1971-12-25)  Earlier in the group, we have covered APB and Far East Advertising (see article […]

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Li Po-chun (李寶椿): his family, his buildings and businesses and a century of philanthropy 

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York Lo: Li Po-chun (李寶椿): his family, his buildings and businesses and a century of philanthropy  Earlier on the website, we have covered several branches of the family of Li Sing, the richest man in Hong Kong in 1900 including his grandsons Lee Sai-wah and Li Shiu-chung and his nephew Li Po-kwai (see article on China Dispensary). However, the most […]

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