Hong Kong Iron Works Companies – information needed

HF: Can anyone supply information about these companies? a) Shun Fung Iron Works  -mentioned in Ship breaking companies – 1966  with an address at 605, Fu House, Hong Kong. b) South China Iron Works – incorporated 19th December 1938, dissolved around 1986? HF “South China Iron Works Ltd., founded in 1938, lost much of its machiney during the Japanese occupation, but by […]

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Hong Kong Industry during World War Two – Fishing, Food and Beverages, Tobacco

HF: This is an article where we can gradually add information about the fishing industry, the production of food and beverages, and tobacco products in Hong Kong during World War 2. As bits and pieces come in I’ll update the article and re-post it with the current date. MC Martyn Cornell BE Brian Edgar HF Hugh Farmer YL York Lo […]

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Orient Tobacco Manufactory – many questions, any answers? – initial research

This article is the joint effort of the following: Doug Hugh Farmer kerosenian Anthony Lau Thomas Ngan Edward Schneider Mike T HF: The Orient Tobacco Manufactory was operated by C Ingenhol in Hong Kong during at least the early part of the 20th century. We have had a number of responses about the man and the company.  Both seem to […]

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C Ingenohl – company and man – HK cigars

HF: Impressively named Carl Franz Adolph Otto Ingenohl was the owner of C. Ingenohl which operated cigar manufacturing companies in both the Philippines and Hong Kong under the trade name La Perla del Oriente. In Hong Kong Ingenohl ran the Orient Tobacco Manufactury Company which had a factory in Yau Ma Tei. I cannot find a image of Mr Ingenohl. Did […]

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Platt Brothers, Oldham, UK, HK Cotton-Spinning Company connection 1898

The article The Hongkong Cotton-Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing Company about the  first major cotton spinning company in Hong Kong formed in 1898 by Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co Ltd. mentions Platts of Oldham in the UK The relevant extract from the article states “There are 170 carding machines, 21 sets of drawing frames, 21 sets of slubbing frames, and 30 […]

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The “Shatin Hat Factory”, pre and post WW2, interview with son of two workers

HF: The HK Memory Project includes a 2010 interview with Hui Chor Tin whose parents worked at Shatin Hat Factory both before and after WW2. The full interview, in Cantonese, is linked below along with an English transcript. Here is an edited extract: “Hui Chor Tin was born on 16 December, 1949, on the second floor at 52 Nga Tsin […]

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Counterfeit Hong Kong Opium case – San Francisco 1882

HF: The Chinese in Northwest America Research Committee has a website with Hong Kong links including this: “In 1882, a fascinating legal case got under way in San Francisco.  The defendant was the U. S. government, which had seized 3,880 5-tael cans of opium, all bearing either “Lai Yuen” or “Fook Loong” labels, from a local man named Kennedy.  He […]

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The Electronics Industry of Hong Kong: an analysis of its growth 1959-1969

Edward Chen Kwan-yiu wrote the thesis: The Electronics Industry of Hong Kong: an analysis of its growth for his Master of Social Sciences Degree, University of Hong Kong, 1971. The thesis, linked below, comes from the HKU Scholars Hub: The University of Hong Kong Thanks to York Lo for sending this in-depth study. He says, “this is an excellent HKU […]

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Leung Man Kwong (梁文廣) – clearance of HK harbour post WW2 and founder of Universal Dockyards

Stephen Davies: The founder of Universal Dockyards (now within the UDL Group) was Mr Leung Man Kwong (梁文廣, b. unknown-d.1966), who I’ve been trying to track down for ages and have at last managed to via this website. Mr Leung was the boss of 80 divers, shipwrights, blacksmiths and other salvage workers, who were on hand in late 1945/early 1946 (they’d […]

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