Orient Tobacco Manufactory – pricelists and (Central?) shop

Edward Schneider, Carl Ingenohl’s great-grandson, has sent these two pricelists and an undated but considerably later photograph of Orient Tobacco Manufactory’s outlet in Hong Kong. Carl Ingenohl was the owner of the company and further information about both man, company and Hong Kong factory can be found in several articles linked below. If you can add anything about the OTC […]

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Nam Wah Ink Company – Wellington Street shop closure SCMP March 2014

HF: The SCMP had an interesting article about the closing of a company which was founded in 1948: “Cans of printing ink line the teak shelves of the Nam Wah Company shop, which has been supplying local and mainland printers since before the second world war. But its long history comes to a full stop tomorrow [6th March 2014] when […]

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Shek Pik Reservoir – Tai Long Wan resettlement village for some displaced residents

HF: “Across a valley, where village life has been unchanged for 400 years a dam has been built; on an island where until recently there was scarcely an automobile now runs a modern road and to the people of Hong Kong a major step forward has been made towards providing an adequate water supply… ..the consultants chose a large valley […]

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The Orient Tobacco Manufactory Company – 1911 price list including factory drawing and map

Edward Schneider, Carl Ingenohl’s great-grandson, has sent this 1911 advert which confirms the factory location was on a large site in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, bordered by Nathan Road, Dundas and Soy Streets (and also as Edward confirms elsewhere, Kwong Wa Street). The single page advert has been divided for this article into four sections. HF: I believe the term Flor […]

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The Hong Kong Society of Model & Experimental Engineers – First Exhibition 1986

IDJ has sent this article about the HKSMEE’s first model engineering exhibition which took place in February 1986. The exhibition was formally opened, but in rather jolly way, by Mr Peter Quick, the then Managing Director of the Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation, who drove a model locomotive through a banner and around the 300ft oval track. The article also says […]

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El Oriente – link to the Orient Tobacco Manufactory Company and Carl Ingenohl

Edward Schneider (great-grandson of Carl Ingenohl): El Oriente was mostly a trade name, although it did appear in various names of companies of the group associated with Carl Ingenohl’s business group. The parent company was a Swiss partnership of which Ingenohl was the General Partner (and principal partner) and that partnership owned the Hong Kong company, the Manila company (until […]

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The Orient Tobacco Manufactory Company – updated information

This article is the result of several people’s research into The Orient Tobacco Manufactory Company which operated in Hong Kong during the early part of the 20th century and at least up until WW2. It is the joint effort of several contributors some of whom provided comments to our original article Orient Tobacco Manufactury – many questions, any answers? – initial research, linked […]

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