The accountant of Messrs. Howarth Erskine, Ltd., for the Burma branch of the business, is Mr. F. T. King.
CRISP e CO.
Messrs. Crisp e Co. are the owners of three large rice-mills in Rangoon, Tavoy, and Mandalay ; of two saw-mills in Tavoy and Mandalay ; and of a timber depot in Rangoon.
The Rangoon rice-mill stands on eight acres of land at Kanoungtoe, and has an output of three hundred tons of cargo-rice in twenty-four hours. The Tavoy rice-mill has an output of sixty tons of white rice in twenty-four hours, and the mill at Mandalay has about the same capacity. Practically the whole of the rice is sold locally. The two saw-mills at Tavoy and Mandalay are each capable of converting about fifteen tons of
premises at 2, St. Johnas Road. Mr. E.T. Low has charge of the Rangoon offices, Mr. E. Crisp is the managing partner in Tavoy. and Mr. A. B. Crisp is entrusted with the firmas interests in Mandalay.
Mr. E. T. Low is a son of the late Captain
E. T. Low, of Boston, U.S.A., who was the owner and master of ships trading between America and the East. He was born at Moulmein, and, after receiving his education there, entered into the service of Messrs. Bulloch Bros. e Co., Ltd. Seven years later he acquired a partnership in the firm of Messrs. Crisp e Co.
S. OPPENHEIMER e CO., LTD.
Mr. S. Oppenheimer founded this well-known firm of general merchants and Government contractors on August 17, 1885. The original
and are also iron and brass founders. Among numerous agencies which they hold, the following are the most important :aLeemann and Gattyas fast-dyed drills, serges, and checks ; Cawnpore Woollen Mills Company, Ltd. ; Cawnpore Brush Company, Ltd. ; Wil-lesden canvas and waterproof paper ; Dew-hurstas . sewing threads ; a Shield a label Berlin wool ; Cooper, Allen e Co.as boots and shoes ; Sabelas writing and printing papers ; Das e Co.as Indian-made padlocks and safes ; Sparlingas patent locks ; a Underwood a typewriters ; Whitfieldas a Sicker a safes ; Sandersonas a Metal Brand a enamel; Hardy Patent Pick Companyas mamooties, felling-axes, pick-axes, spades, shovels, mining tools, and c. ; Peaceas circular saws ; Acton e Bormanas emery ; Kingas stone-facing cement and salt ; Morganas crucibles and plumbago ; a Bonnybridge a fire-bricks and fire-clay,
CRISP e CO.aS RICE AND SAW MILLS AT MANDALAY, AND RICE MILL AT TAVOY.
timber in ten hours. A considerable amount of this timber is exported to India. About six hundred hands are employed in these mills. The firm also does a considerable business in teak timber with the home markets. Its teak depot is on the Irrawaddy Flotilla Companyas premises in Rangoon. At present the firm is in treaty for a site in Rangoon, on which it is proposed to erect a large sawmill.
The firm was originally established in Moulmein in 1886 by Messrs. A. B. Crisp,
E. Crisp, and E. T. Low, the present partners. Two years later the branch at Tavoy was opened, and in 1890 the Rangoon and Mandalay branches were started. In 1904 the Moulmein offices were closed, and the headquarters were removed to the Rangoon
premises, 18, Merchant Street, are still standing, but in 1893 the adjoining property was acquired in order to cope with the rapidly increasing needs of the business, which was converted into a limited company ten years later. The present directors are Messrs. A. E. Rose and M. Oppenheimer, while Messrs. S. Oppenheimer and J. Harris act as consulting advisers. The managers are Messrs. F. J. Miers and E. G. Sprackett. The firmas activities cover a very wide field. As exporters, they deal with rubber, cutch, hides, orchids, beans, maize, and c. They supply uniforms and equipment to the police forces of Burma and the Malay States ; manufacture bullock, mule, and elephant gear, tents and tarpaulins of various kinds, and elevator buckets, and other mill requisites ;
riveted rubber belting, and c. ; Cling surface for belting ; Heinrich Wilhelm Warmuthas flax and canvas hose ; flexible metallic tubing; Shalimar Paint, Colour, and Varnish Company, Ltd.; Acerbonias marble and mosaic ; Knight, Bevan, and Sturgeas fine-ground Portland cement (a Pyramid a brand) ; a white a cement (a Bell a brand) ; ruberoid roofing and flooring ; a Lodna a coal ; Izal disinfectant ; Singer cycles ; J. e J. Colmanas condiments ; and wines, spirits, and beers of the best-known brands.
GEORGE GILLESPIE e CO., LTD.
This firm of general merchants was established in 1886 by Messrs. George Gillespie and William Halliday. Mr. Gillespie withdrewThis firm of general merchants was established in 1886 by Messrs. George Gillespie and William Halliday. Mr. Gillespie withdrew