A. S. Watson & Co Torpedo Soda Bottle Made In Hong Kong, With China & Manila Stamp
An egg ended mineral water bottle from A S Watson & Co Ltd Hong Kong China & Manilla (Phillippines). The A S Watson Group is still trading as one of the largest health & beauty companies in the world today. The 2nd photo shows the company logo thats embossed on the bottle. It measures 23.5cm 9.25 tall and is in pretty good condition. Watson had its beginnings as the Canton Dispensary and Soda Water Establishment, founded in 1828, as a small dispensary with the mission to provide free medical services to the poor people of the Southern Chinese province of Guangdong (also known as Canton). It moved to Hong Kong and re-emerged as the Hong Kong Dispensary from 1 January 1843 under proprietors Drs Alexander Anderson and Peter Young, trading at Capt Morgan's Bazaar. The company uses the date they moved to Hong Kong as its official date of establishment and does not describe their period in Guangzhou in their official account of their history; Richard Lord of the South China Morning Post stated that the company did this since one photograph is the only memorabilia and official document from their Guangzhou period. Dr Alexander Skirving Watson joined the company in 1858. In 1869 the Hong Kong Dispensary was appointed to dispense to the Governor of Hong Kong and the Duke of Edinburgh. The company began trading under the name A. Watson & Company in 1871. By 1886, the company had constructed its first factory in Hong Kong, on Stanley Street, registered as a limited company and had also completed its first expansion further into China and to the Philippines. By 1895 the company was operating 35 stores and was producing 300 dispensary, toiletry and perfumery lines.
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