The South China Iron Works during World War Two

Elizabeth Ride has sent these British Army Aid Group (BAAG) reports mentioning the South China Iron Works during the Japanese Occupation, WW2.

South China Iron Works BAAG WIS # 14 16.12.42

South China Iron Works BAAG KWIZ#77 15.12.44

BAAG KWIZ#77 15.12.44

South China Iron Works Ltd., founded in 1938 [incorporated 19th December 1938], lost much of its machinery during the Japanese occupation…but by 1949 had resumed production of diesel engines, including ‘specially designed’ three wheeled vehicles ‘especially designed for use in Southeast Asia’, and 2.5 ton trucks.” (1)

Source: 1 Made in Hong Kong: A History of Export design in Hong Kong 1900-1960, The Urban Council, May 1988

The advert on the Home Page is from 1953.

Further information:

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  1. South China Iron Works – post WW2 producer of covered motor tricycles, trucks and motorbikes
  2. South China Iron Works – violent communist/nationalist clashes 1956

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