Yung Tack Cheong Hardware Manufactory (翁德祥金屬製品廠)

Yung Tack Cheong Hardware Manufactory Detail Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Yung Tack Cheong Hardware Manufactory (翁德祥金屬製品廠) Ad for Yung Tack Cheong Hardware Manufactory in 1941 (A Century of Commerce)  Kerosene lamps was a major industrial sector in Hong Kong and earlier in the group we have profiled some of its key players such as Union Metal Works, World-Light Manufactory, Lea Hin and Glory Metal Works. Yung Tack Cheong […]

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Alfred Dickinson, Consulting Engineer HK Tramways

HF: The Rhyl History Club, Wales, UK, has a report of Alfred Dickinson’s death and details about his career. He was a widely travelled man including to Hong Kong.  His company Alfred Dickinson & Co was closely involved in the development of Hong Kong Tramways. For example, “In February 1902 The Hongkong Tramway Electric Company Ltd was formed in England […]

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Mak Ming Kee Tooth Brush Manufactory (麥明記機製牙刷廠)

Mak Ming Kee Tooth Brush Manufactory Detail Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Mak Ming Kee Tooth Brush Manufactory (麥明記機製牙刷廠) Left: Ad for Mak Ming Kee Tooth Brush Manufactory in 1941 with picture of its factory in To Kwa Wan (A Century of Commerce); Right: Mak Ming Kee founder Mak Wing-cheung (A Century of Commerce, 1941)  From the 1920s to 1960s, Mak Ming Kee was a leading brand of toothbrushes in […]

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V.P.Musso & Company

V.P.Musso Twentieth Century Impressions Of Hong Kong Etc

HF: Messrs. V. P. Musso & Co. have a large connection, both locally and in Europe, as general agents, importers, and exporters. For many years they held a contract for supplies to the Italian Navy in the Far East. The firm was established twenty-five years ago by Mr. D. Musso, an Italian gentleman, who for many years, right up to […]

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The Hongkong Cotton-Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing Company Ltd 1898 -1914

HF: This was the first major cotton spinning company in Hong Kong and was formed in 1898 by Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co Ltd.  A Public Works Department’s Annual Report  from that year states:”During the year the most notable buildings in course of erection from an industrial point of view were the Cotton Mills at Causeway Bay and…” Considerable detail […]

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Web-footed aeroplanes in Hong Kong And Macao

7 Web Footed Aeroplanes In Hong Kong And Macau

From IDJ, with many thanks to Yannis Baritakis, on Syros Island, Greece, for adapting IDJ’s original word document including images for inclusion on our website. Flights using seaplanes and float-planes between Hong Kong and Macao were not entirely unknown after de Ricou’s Macao Aerial Transport Company in the 1920s failed to continue with the project due to interference and indifference […]

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A History of the Wong Family Textile Business – Part Two: Life in Hong Kong

Eleanor Wong has written A History of the Wong Family Textile Business, a detailed account of her family’s business history in Shanghai, then in Hong Kong and finally Indonesia. She was assisted in this project by her editor, Carey Vail. Part Two: Life in Hong Kong continues the story with the arrival of TY Wong in Hong Kong from Shanghai, early in 1949. […]

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Riding on a steam loco footplate to Lo Wu – 1955 Meccano Magazine article

IDJ has kindly sent this account of riding on the footplate of a 2-8-0 express passenger locomotive of the KCR from Kowloon station to Lo Wu, on the border with China, and back again. The article, written by Nicolas B Watson, was published in Meccano Magazine in 1955. We begin with a brief details of the suspension in 1949 of the […]

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