Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), The Dairy Farm Company

Sir Patrick Manson Full Image London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

HF: Patrick Manson was instrumental in the founding of The Dairy Farm Company in Hong Kong. I am going to post an article specifically about the man and Dairy Farm shortly. Sir Patrick Manson was born in 1844 and studied medicine at Aberdeen University, passing M.B. and C.M. in 1865. In 1866 he became medical officer of Formosa for the […]

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The Roy Farrell Export-Import Company (Hongkong) Ltd

Roy Farrell Export Import Co Ltd Company Logo IDJ

HF: If anyone comes across further information about or images of the Roy Farrell Export-Import (Hongkong) Company I would be very grateful to be sent it. Roy Clinton Farrell (June 19, 1912 – January 3, 1996) was the American co-founder of Cathay Pacific Airways along with the Australian Sydney de Kantzow. ROY FARRELL EXPORT IMPORT COMPANY (HONG KONG) LIMITED -THE- was incorporated on 28-AUG-1946 […]

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SMC, DEMC and TAT – Pioneers of the Hong Kong Electric Fan Industry

Wing Tat Electrical Manufacturing And TAT Advert 1981 Wah Kiu Yat Po 1981 8 27 York Lo

York Lo: SMC, DEMC and TAT – Pioneers of the Hong Kong Electric Fan Industry Entrepreneurs from Hong Kong have long played an important role in the electric fan industry globally. The property and investments billionaire Joseph Lau made his first fortune selling ceiling fans to the US and the Middle East with his Union Ngok Kee and Evergo in the […]

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Roy Farrell, co-founder of Cathay Pacific Airways, obituary

Roy Farrell Waves From The Cockpit Of Betsy In 1948

  Roy Farrell co-founded one of Asia’s most successful airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, with the Australian Sydney de Kantzow and was one of the first Westerners to recognize the post-war potential of China as a trading partner. An American from Texas, he had originally intended to establish a trading company supplying China with badly needed goods at the end of […]

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Joe Law (羅祖耀, 1922-2015) – HK Plastic and Toy Industry Pioneer

Joe Law Portrait In His Later Years Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Joe Law (1922-2015) – HK Plastic and Toy Industry Pioneer Ignatius Joseph Law Cho-Yiu (羅祖耀, 1922-2015), aka Joe Law, was one of the founding fathers of the plastic and toy industry in Hong Kong. His involvement in plastic spanned six decades in products ranging from plastic flowers and toys to Christmas novelties and L.E.D. lighting. Along the way, Law […]

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