in 1894, but returned in 1907, when the business was converted into a private limited company. He is still a director, and, in conjunction with Mr. Halliday, controls the affairs of the company, at the London offices, in Billiter Square Buildings, E.C. Mr. T. R. Nicholson, the managing director, has been connected with the business in Burma since 1887, and holds the appointment of Consul for Norway, while Mr. Archbald (manager) is Vice-Consul for Spain. The firm are managing agents for the Burma Rice and Trading Company, Ltd., and are agents for the Guardian Assurance Company, Ltd., Western Assurance Company (Fire and Marine), Manufacturersa Life Assurance Company of Canada, Union Marine Insurance Company, Ltd., General Marine Insurance Company of Dresden, Forsakrings Aktiebo-laget Hansa, City of London Underwriting
reputation in each of the five continents as civil, mechanical, and constructional engineers and contractors. Among the many contracts with which they have been entrusted is one for erecting wharfs and transit sheds for the Port Commission at Rangoon. The supervision of this work, wThich was started in 1905, and is making satisfactory progress, was transferred in August, 1908, from Mr. MacPherson of Rangoon, to Mr. A. Landon White, C.E., of Westminster, who has carried out works of magnitude in various parts of the world.
In the early part of 1909, the company instructed Mr. Landon White to prospect for coal in Burma, and, accordingly, he organised an expedition which proceeded up the Tenasserim River as far as Kamapyng, some hundred miles from the seaport of Mergui. This enterprise, which involved
Messrs. Heenan e Froude supply all kinds of mining machinery, manufacture railway rolling stock, hot and cold iron saws, Foster super-heating apparatus, and c., and undertake the construction of iron and steel bridges, piers, jetties, pontoons, dock gates, caissons, roofs, pit-head frames, steel tanks, and chimneys. They make a speciality of refuse destructors, 75 per cent, of the worldas supply having emanated from their works. One, which is now being manufactured for Rotterdam, will cost A130,000. Their local office is at 3, Phayre Street.
STORK e CO.
This is a Dutch firm, wThich was established in 1880 under the style of Dinckgreve, Mack e Co. Five years later Mr. Mack retired, and the business was then carried on as
Association, Munich Insurance Company, Alliance Insurance Company of Berlin, Hull Underwritersa Association, Ltd., Dusseldorf General Marine Insurance Company, Burma Ruby Mines, Ltd., China Sugar Refining Company, Ltd., Central Agency, Ltd. (John Clark, jun., e Co.), Cutler Palmer e Co. (vvine and spirit merchants), and Gross Sherwood e Heald, Ltd. (manufacturers of paints, varnishes, and c.). The Company occupy extensive offices on the site of the old Cathedral in Strand Road.
HEENAN e FROUDE, LTD.
Established about eighty years ago, Messrs. Heenan e Froude, Ltd., of London, Manchester, and Worcester, now enjoy a high
considerable expense and difficulties, was rewarded by the discovery of coal, the excellent quality of which was verified by Mr. A. K. Page, of the Indian Geological Survey Department. Three tons were shipped to Manchester for analysis, and if former analyses should be confirmed, the result will be the introduction of another industry to Burma, and the opening up of a district w7hich, though undoubtedly rich in minerals, has so far lain neglected. In the meantime, a mining lease has been obtained from the local Government. Transport presents some little difficulty in this region owing to the fact that fifty miles beyond Mergui, the river, which up to that point will accommodate boats drawing eight feet of water, is not more than two and a half feet deep in the dry season.
Dinckgreve e Co. Mr. Frederick Stork, who had been a partner in the firm, became the sole proprietor, and in 1898 he changed its name to Stork e Co. Since that time he has had associated with him one or two partners, who have recently retired. In 1909 Mr. James Meikle, a Scotchman, who had been connected with the firm for about eleven years, was admitted a partner, and, at the time of writing, he was in charge of the business in Rangoon during Mr. Storkas absence in Europe.
The firm do a considerable import trade in piece-goods, loongyees, sarongs, woollens, prints, hardware, metals, sundries, and liquors, and they export cutch, rice, rice-meal, beans, and other produce to Europe and Java. They are sole agents in Burma for De Koninklyke Weefgoederen Fabriek; the late Messrs. C. T.
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