54 Nam Wah, Hong Kong ginger company – information needed

Paul Bloomfield has sent this image of a Nam Wah preserved ginger jar.

HF: He asked if we had any further information about the company. The answer is a little shown in our already posted article, Nam Wah preserved ginger manufacturer – Sham Shui Po, linked below. I have included some of the information and an early advert for the company here.

If you are able to provide further information and/or images about Nam Wah I would be delighted to hear from you.

Nam Wah Young Stem Ginger Jar Image Sent By Paul Bloomfield

Courtesy: Paul Bloomfield

According to HK company records the Nam Wah Preserved Ginger Company Ltd was incorporated on 27th October 1954 as a private company and is apparently still operating.

However this 1928 company advert appears to show it with a factory in Sham Shui Po and office in Central at that time.

Nam Wah Preserved Ginger Advert China Mail 12.12.1928

China Mail 12th December 1928

Further information kindly sent by Paul who adds:

I think the dates are possible for the inception of the various ginger companies.  1910 for Nam Wah
The advert is from December 1953 and possibly describes the jars (in 3 sizes).  So maybe the jar is later than I thought.

Nam Wah Ginger Paul Bloomfield Images

York Lo left this comment in 6/21: The general manager of Nam Wah was Robert Der (謝伯昌), who was the chairman of the pro-Taipei Kowloon Chamber of Commerce and grandfather of Matthias Der, the current Anglican bishop of Hong Kong.

This article was first posted on 27th June 2021.

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  1. Nam Wah preserved ginger manufacturer – Sham Shui Po

2 Comments

  • York Lo

    The general manager of Nam Wah was Robert Der (謝伯昌), who was the chairman of the pro-Taipei Kowloon Chamber of Commerce and grandfather of Matthias Der, the current Anglican bishop of Hong Kong.

  • Margaret Chow Yung

    Hello York,

    I would like to contact you about information on my mother, Holia Hsing Chow.

    Thanks,
    Margaret Chow Yung

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