55 Pacific Islands Shipbuilding Company – information wanted

Pacific Islands Shipbuilding Company Image From Phil Kenny

Phil Kenny has sent the image below. He says this is from a 1967 film (Casse-tête chinois pour le judoka) – “it shows the gantry/trestle (is that what they are called?) of the Pacific Island Ship building yard in the background.” Phil runs the excellent Hong Kong film website, Hong Kong (& Macau) Film Stuff linked below. Phil adds that […]

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53 Eye Baths/Cups – manufactured in Hong Kong?

Antique Glass Eye Wash Cup & Metal Insert

George Sturrock recently emailed me, “I am researching the history of eye baths and would be most grateful if you can confirm that the attached eye bath, [see first two images shown below], was marketed by Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, presumably post 1963 when A.S.Watson & Co Ltd was assimilated. The embossed kanji inscription above reads  TRADEMARK, I am told, and  HUTCHISON WHAMPOA LTD  within […]

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52 Stink Boats – used in the removal of nightsoil from Hong Kong island in the 1960s and 70s

In a recent email IDJ brought up the subject of stink boats following the recent posting on the website of an article about night soil collection in Hong Kong, linked below. If you can add further information about these boats or an image of one please send it into the site. IDJ: From recollections of transportation to my workplaces via […]

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51 D. & M. Rustomjee, trading firm in Canton and Hong Kong

D. &M. Rustomjee Full Advert B The Canton Register 28th April 1835

HF: Our recently posted biography, Dadabhoy Rustomjee Banaji and Maneckjee Rustomjee Banaji, the brothers behind the Canton and Hong Kong trading firm, D. & M. Rustomjee, mentions that the brothers “operated a hugely profitable firm called D. & M. Rustomjee, based first in Canton and later in Hong Kong.” I am looking for information about, and images of, this company […]

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50 R.H. Kotewall & Co

Kotewall, R.H. Detail Image From Biography In Online The China Story

H.F. Our biography of Sir Robert Hormus Kotewall, founder of R.H.Kotewall & Co. and connected to many other Hong Kong companies, linked below includes: Kotewall left government service in 1916 to set up a firm trading in imported textiles and paper. This firm, R.H. Kotewall & Co., flourished, and he became the director of several other companies, including Wo Shing, […]

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48 T.O.Morgan, Director of Water Supplies – imagined Plover Cove Reservoir while swimming in the area

A short 1984, Hong Kong Government Publication about Hong Kong’s Country Parks contains this intriguing and amusing information: The most recent development in Plover Cove Country Park is the construction of the Plover Cove Reservoir. The idea of enclosing a bay and a string of islands to form a reservoir was born in the mind of the late T.O.Morgan, then […]

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47 Wyler Textiles Ltd

Wyler Textiles Small Version Factory Image Ebay

HF: Carles Brasó Broggi’s, Shanghai Spinners: Pioneers of Hong Kong’s industrialization, 1947-1955, first published in the Indhhk email Newsletter 9 sent out on 9th November 2013 is one of the most visited website articles. The article mentions Wyler Textiles Limited (伟伦纺织有限公司) a couple of times. There is also a Wyler mage from a 1956 Trade Annual. I come across the company […]

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46 Reiss & Bradley Group of Companies

Reiss & Bradley Company Detail Photo Of Detail Pff Watkinson Director Of R&B, Far East Motors And Far East Flying Training School IDJ

IDJ asks if anyone can supply information about the Reiss & Bradley Group of Companies. IDJ says I came across the attached family tree, shown below,  in the Hong Kong Historical Aircraft Association (HKHAA) files recently. The tree shows that R&B was a founding element of Far East Aviation Ltd HF: There also appears to be a direct connection to the Far East […]

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