Blackburn Aircraft Limited, aka Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co., represented by Arnhold Aviation in China, early 1930s

Blackburn Aircraft Ltd Advert 1924 Grace's Guides

HF: Our recent article about Arnhold Aviation, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based Arnhold Holdings Ltd which is the corporate descendant of Arnhold, Karberg & Co., a company founded in 1857,  says that Arnhold Aviation represented four aircraft  manufacturers in China. Three of these I am at least familiar with but the fourth Blackburn I had never heard of. I thought […]

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Arnhold Aviation Dept, subsidiary of Arnholds & Company in Shanghai, aircraft sales throughout China

De Havilland DH 60 Moth Plane Image From Wikipedia

IDJ has added to the information we have about Arnholds & Company with this extract about the company’s aviation subsidiary based in Shanghai but apparently active throughout China. In the spring of 1928 Arnhold & Co, Ltd. decided to start selling aircraft and hired WEF Jones to head the operation. The Arnhold Aviation Department was born on 1 April 1928. […]

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Djiauw Pok-kie(饒博基 1910-1973): Indonesian Chinese Tycoon in Hong Kong

Djiauw Pok Kie Detail Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Djiauw Pok-kie(饒博基 1910-1973): Indonesian Chinese Tycoon in HK Capital from overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia has played an important role in the economic and industrial development of Hong Kong with a lot of it coming from Indonesia. Examples range from the tea and sugar tycoon Kwik Djoen-eng who acquired large plots of land in North Point in the […]

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Asiatic Petroleum Company Ltd – links to Arnhold & Company

Asiatic Petroleum Co Image Of Storage Petroleum Tanks Shanghai 1930s, P 88 Vaudine;s Arnholds Book

HF: The venerable firm of Arnholds, Karberg Company was founded in 1866 and I believe has had a continuous presence in Hong Kong since then, barring when it was liquidated during World War One. The company currently deals in building materials and engineering equipment distribution. Arnholds seems to have had close connections to the Asiatic Petroleum Co. Ltd about which we […]

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Kowloon Walled City 3 – images from 1910

HF with thanks to Tymon Mellor: The two images below are titled: Mac beside cannon, from old Chinese fort (Kowloon Walled City), Hong Kong,  c1910-1913 and, Cannon from old Chinese fort (Kowloon Walled City), Hong Kong, c1910-1913 See:   City Of Darkness Revisited  Ian Lambot’s new and expanded edition of the well-known book about Kowloon Walled City This article was first […]

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Chow Mud-wai (周沕桅) – Maker of Steel Windows, Owner of Theaters and Philanthropist

Chow Mud Wai Detail Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Chow Mud-wai (周沕桅) – Maker of Steel Windows, Owner of Theaters and Philanthropist Left: Chow Mud-wai (Confucian Academy website); Right: Ad announcing the opening of Zenith Theatre in 1951 (Cinema Treasures) Aside from S.Y. Tang of Canton Metal Windows (profiled earlier) and Paul Lee Yao-I of China Steel Works (to be profiled later), another key figure in the post-War […]

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