Orient Tobacco Manufactory – photographs inside the factory

Edward Schneider, Carl Ingenohl’s great-grandson, has sent these photos taken inside the Orient Tobacco Manufactory Company’s factory which occupied a large site between Yau Ma Tei and Mongkok on Nathan Road. A couple of the images are fairly self-explanatory. If you can elaborate on what is happening in the others it would be good to hear from you. We have […]

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Kowloon Flour Mills (九龍麵粉廠)

Kowloon Flour Mills Image Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Kowloon Flour Mills (九龍麵粉廠) Aerial view of Kowloon Flour Mills. Kowloon Flour Mills (hereafter referred to as “KFM”) at 161 Hoi Bun Road in Kwun Tong is the only surviving flour mill in Hong Kong and received a lot of attention in 2011 when the then Secretary for Development Carrie Lam cited the mill as an example of […]

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Jimmy Heung dies – Win’s Entertainment film studio

James Chan:  Jimmy Heung died on 20th November 2014 in Beijing. He co-founded Win’s Entertainment with his elder brother Charles in the 1980s. The company went on to become one of the most successful Hong Kong film studios in the 1990s. Charles formed China Star Entertainment Group. See: SCMP article -Legendary movie mogul dies of cancer at 64 This article was […]

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Jan Hendrik Marsman 1892-1956, connection to Needle Hill Tungsten Mine

HF: Jan Hendrik Marsman, was born in 1892 in the Netherlands and died in 1956, I think in the Philippines. He was known as Hank to his friends. He started his working life as an engineer and later developed extensive business interests in the Philippines. Marsman is of interest to us because he became involved, through his company Marsman Hong […]

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From Bicycles to Lamps and Stoves: Union Metal Works (合衆五金廠) and the two illustrious families behind the firm

Union Metal Works Detail Image 4 York Lo

York Lo: From Bicycles to Lamps and Stoves: Union Metal Works (合衆五金廠) and the two illustrious families behind the firm   Left: 1962 Unimet ad showing its entire line of SOLAR brand products; Right: Unimet lamp made in 1965 Union Metal Works (aka Unimet) was one of the leading manufacturers of pressure lanterns in HK alongside World-Light, Glory, Lea Hin […]

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Hong Kong Air International Ltd – helicopter services – HK Flying Club article 1974

Hong Kong Air International HK Flying Club Mag 1974 Article Detail E IDJ

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HONG KONG AIR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED Hong Kong Air, the Colony’s only commercial helicopter service, commenced operations in August 1970 and initially was based at the Flying Club. The Club made its hangar available to Hong Kong Air until the present hangar near the HAECO complex was completed. The first helicopters in the Hong Kong Air fleet […]

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Kader Industrial Company Ltd

Kader Holdings Exhibition Of Hk Products 1971 71 Hk Memory

Kader Industrial Company Limited was founded by Mr. Ting Hsiung-chao in 1948. He had previously established the Wei Ming Flashlight and Battery Works and the Pau Chiu Light Bulb Factory, both successful businesses in Shanghai before 1949. Mr. H.C. Ting believed that success is built upon diligence and a dictum that nothing short of perfection was acceptable. Being an unusual […]

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Lok On Pai ‘desalting’ plant – site visit photographs including a great surprise!

Hugh Farmer: Following our recent articles about the Lok On Pai ‘desalting’ plant I visited the site on 4th December 2014 to see what remains. We know from recent aerial photographs and maps that the main building exists extending west to east, with one main arm at right angles to this running south towards the sea. Here’s what the site […]

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