Posted by Alex Jay on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 10:27:11 :
In Reply to: Mow Wo & Co. San Francisco posted by Ralph Bingham on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 22:12:17 :
: I have a hand lever operated punch with Mow Wo Co SF Calif on it with some Chinese writing on it. It is table top size, about 12 " long. Was it a foundry?
My great grandfather was a partner in Mow Wo & Co at 853 Grant Avenue in San Francisco. Mow Wo & Co was a hardware store formed by clansmen from Kaiping County (Hoiping in Cantonese) in China; about an hour-and-half drive from Guangzhou (Canton). Can you send a photo of the punch to me?
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