Pre-WW2 Industrialisation – a large range of HK companies, date of establishment, workers, size of premises
HF: I found some very raw information listing “selected examples” of companies in pre-WW2 Hong Kong in the book, Hong Kong’s History: State and Society Under Colonial Rule.
We already know something about some of these concerns – Indhhk articles are linked
Nanyang Brother Tobacco Co. Ltd
Li Man Hing Kwok Weaving / Manufacturing Co. Ltd Ng Jim Kai – Financier of the Chinese Revolution and Pioneer of the Garment and Shipping Industries in Hong Kong
Castle Peak Celemic Co. Ltd [Castle Peak Ceramic?] Ceramics Factory/Brick Works, Tuen Mun – clarification needed
Kwong Cheung Hing Co. Ltd (machine tools)
Ngai Hing Machine Manufacturers
Kwong Man Lung Fire Cracker
Tai Hing Knitting Factory
China Brothers Hat Manfacturers Co.
Chung Fat Co. (preserved food)
Kwong Sang Engineering Co.
Koon Chuen Kow Knitting Factory
Blood Protection Co Ltd (mosquito incense)
Wei San Knitting Co.
Wing Fat Printing Co. Ltd
Tai Hang Rubber Factory The Rubber Industry in Hong Kong – several manufacturing companies
Min Ngai Knitting Co.
Continental Commercial Canery [sic]
Yau Tack Shing Dragery Factory (dyeing)
Fung Keong Rubber Factory Rubber Footware – 1952, 60 factories, 8,000 workers
The Rubber Industry in Hong Kong – several manufacturing companies – adverts and factory image
Yuen Hing E. & M. Weaving and Dyeing
Man Yuen Weaving Mill
Chow Ngai Hing Knitting Factory
Lee Kung Man Knitting Factory
Nam Jam Factory (flashlights) The Nam Jam Factory Ltd – Sham Shui Po
Sam Hsing Weaving Factory
Chung Nam Flashlight Factory
Ling Nam Hardware Manufacturing Co. (flashlights)
Merry Battery Factory
Amoy Canning Corp.
Amoy Canning – a brief history since 1908
Amoy Canning locations – Ngau Tau Kok Road, Amoy Gardens, Ngau Chi Wan – clarification needed?
Amoycan Industrial Centre – Kowloon Bay – connection to Amoy Canning?
Sunbeam Manufacturing Co. (flashlights)
Num King Flashlight Factory
Sing Chow Electric Factory (flashlights)
Sincere Co. Perfumery Manufacturers
Hop Hing Oil Factory
Nam Shing Flashlight Manufacturer
Ming Wah Metal Works (flashlights)
China Can Co. Hong Kong Branch
Cheung Yuen EMW Dyeing Factory
The World Light Factory (flashlights)
Cheong On Metal Works (flashlights)
United Flashlight Factory
The China Can Co. Ltd Hong Kong Branch
Ah Hing Cheung Dyeing & Weaving Factory
Cheung Hing Wo – Manufacturer of Tin Cans
Chun Ah Metal Works Factory
Chung Wah Weaving & Dyeing Factory Ltd
Source: Hong Kong’s History: State and Society Under Colonial Rule, edited by Tak-Wing Ngo, Routledge, 1999
Related Indhhk articles:
Hugh – you can link Li Man Hing Kwok to the article I wrote about Ng Jim Kai