South China Iron Works – company staff in the 1950/60s

Antonia Cheung has already kindly sent information and images which appear in two articles. The first was about her father, Chang Don Chien 張敦潛, chief engineer South China Iron Works, 1948-1968. And the second about the company, The Story of the South China Iron Works as told by Chang Don Chien 張敦潛. Both are linked below.

Here Antonia provides a list of the names of some of the staff who worked at SCIW during the 1950s and ’60s with their positions held. There are also fairly recent photos of a few of the staff in retirement.
Position Held, Position in Chinese, Name, In Photo Number
1. President,    縂經理,吳經理    Dr. H. P. Wu
2. Vice President,    副經理,蘇經理     Dr. So
3. Factory Manager,    廠長,吳曾植
4. Assistant Factory Manager,    副廠長-,    張敦潛,    C1 centre
5. No.1 Shop Supervisor,    第一廠房廠長,    鄭粟雲,    C6 right
6. Sales,    方東成,    C1 right, C3 left
7. Accountant,    會計,    謝季哲
8. Eng. Drafting Staff,    畫圖員,    謝迪生
9. Eng. Drafting Staff,    畫圖員,    趙振漢,    C4  first left
10. Eng. Drafting Staff,    畫圖員,    梁啟中,    C5 right
11. Eng. Drafting Staff,    畫圖員,    林江
12. Superintendent of Cafeteria,    飯堂主管,    錢耀森
13. Chief Carpenter,    木匠,    顧鍚金師傅,    C2
14. Work Shop Chief,    工塲師傅,    李師傅
15. Work Shop Chief,    工塲師傅,    溤師傅
16. Work Shop Chief,    工塲師傅,    黃師傅
17. School Teacher,    教員,    Ms. 周婉君
18. Medical Doctor,    醫生,    Dr. 何醫生
19. Medical Doctor,    醫生,    Dr. 劉醫生
20. Materials management,    材料管理員,    湯先生
21. Factory Apprentice,    工塲學徒,    張澄,    C4 second from left
22. Factory Apprentice,    工塲學徒,    張綿勝,    C4 far right
23. Factory Apprentice,    工塲學徒,    李學鵬,    C4 second from right
24. Factory Apprentice,    工塲學徒,    曾伯猷
25. Driver,    駕駛,    張司機

C1 Mr. Chang with former SCIW colleaques: Mr. Fong 方東成, and another engineer. 1989 in CA, U.S.A.

C2 Master Koo顧鍚金師傅, chief carpenter of SCIW. 1989. He became a painter after retirement. The Chinese painting in the background was his own creation. Master Koo died in 2014.

C3 Mr. Chang with former SCIW colleaques: Mr. Fong (Sales). 1994 in CA, U.S.A.

C4 Four of the apprentices of SCIW: left to right- Harry Chao 趙振漢 (draftsman apprentice), Chang Ching 張澄, Lee Hawk Pan 李學鵬, Cheung Mei Shing 張綿勝 (all three were factory apprentices). 2010 in Kowloon.

C5 Mr. Fong with Mr. Leung Kai Chung (draftsman). Vancouver. Canada, 2012

C6 Mr. Cheng 鄭粟雲 (No. 1 Shop Supervisor) at his home in Toronto, Canada, 1991

This article was first posted on 30th January 2017.

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. The South China Iron Works during World War Two
  2. The South China Iron Works – post WW2 producer of covered motor tricycles, trucks and motorbikes
  3. The Story of the South China Iron Works as told by Chang Don Chien 張敦潛
  4. Chang Don Chien 張敦潛, chief engineer South China Iron Works, 1948-1968
  5. The South China Iron Works – violent communist/nationalist clashes 1956

One comment

  • York Lo

    More info about H.P. Wu, the managing director:

    His full name is Hsin Ping Wu (吳新炳). Born in 1894 and native of Kiangyin in Kiangsu province, he went to Tsinghua and studied in the US as a Boxer Indemnity Scholar, receiving his BS in electrical engineering from Cornell in 1921 and received training at General Electric in the US. From 1927 to 1937, he was the chief engineer of the electrical works at Tsishuyan(戚墅堰) in his native Kiangsu province before getting involved with China Motors and South China Iron Works. He died in HK in 1965.

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