A M Badat & Co

A M Badat & Co

Lusaka

A.M. Badat & Co. was founded in South Africa in 1908. Badat was a general trader. They eventually became wholesale merchant specialists in ladies, gents and children’s shoes and all types of clothing, hosiery and household goods.

The business continues to trade today.

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V M Day

V M Day

Bulawayo

V. M. Day came to Bulawayo in 1910 to work for Lennon Ltd. In March 1919, he commenced his own business and gradually built it up, branching out into a number of locations.

Due to the Great Depression conditions in Rhodesia, he sold the business back to Lennon Ltd in 1931.

References

  • The Chemist and Druggist, April 1931

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Northern Produce and Livestock Company

Northern Produce and Livestock Company

Lusaka

The Northern Produce and Livestock Company was set-up by Henrie Kollenberg in 1930. Kollenberg was a Latvian Jew who came from a prominent trader family in Northern Rhodesia. He a farmer and trader in Lusaka.

References

  • An African Trading Empire: The Story of Susman Brothers & Wulfsohn, 1901-2005 – Hugh MacMillan
Contributors
  • Walter Herdzik

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Atlas Copco Southern Rhodesia (Pvt) Ltd

Atlas Copco Southern Rhodesia (Pvt) Ltd

Bulawayo

Atlas Copco (Compagnie Pneumatique Commerciale) is a Swedish industrial company that was founded in 1873. It is a global industrial group of companies headquartered in Nacka, Sweden. In 2017, global revenues totaled SEK 86 billion, and by the end of that year the company employed about 34,000 people. The company manufactures products at about 100 production sites in more than 20 countries.

In 1952, it established itself in Southern Rhodesia under the management of Peter Wallenberg (later Honorary Chair of Atlas Copco).

Atlas Copco companies develop, manufacture, service, and rent industrial tools, air compressors (of which it is the world’s leading producer), construction and assembly systems. The Group operates in four areas: Compressor Technique, Vacuum Technique, Construction Technique and Industrial Technique

References

Contributor
  • Walter Herdzik

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A. B. C. Railway Guide

A. B. C. Railway Guide

Bulawayo

The original ABC Alphabetical Railway Guide was first published in 1853, and was probably the most significant competitor to the more well known Bradshaw’s. Unlike Bradshaw’s, which disappeared from Britain’s railway stations at around the same time as steam trains, the ABC Railway Guide persisted into the 21st century after being renamed firstly to the ABC Rail Guide and finally as the OAG Rail Guide.

OAG finally ceased publication of the OAG Rail Guide in 2007, but the title was picked up by Ian Allen Publications for a new series of books by Colin Marsden starting with the abc Rail Guide 2010. Unlike the previous versions, the abc Rail Guides (with a lower case ‘abc’) do not contain timetable and travel information; instead, they are aimed at the rail enthusiast and, as the publisher blurb puts it, are “designed to guide railway enthusiasts through the pitfalls of spotting, and to provide tips on how to make the most of this popular hobby.”

References

Contributors
  • Walter Herdzik

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Beira & Mashonaland and Rhodesia Railways Co Ltd

Beira & Mashonaland and Rhodesia Railways Co Ltd

 

In 1903, the Beira & Mashonaland Co Ltd merged with the Rhodesia Railway Co to become the Beira & Mashonaland and Rhodesia Railways Co Ltd.

On 1 October 1927 the company was renamed the Rhodesia Railways Co Ltd.

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Beira & Mashonaland Railways Co Ltd

Beira & Mashonaland Railways Co Ltd

In 1900 the Mashonaland Railway Company over the Beira Junction Railway Company to become the Beira & Mashonaland Railway Co Ltd.

In 1903, the company merged with the Rhodesia Railway Co to become the Beira & Mashonaland and Rhodesia Railways Co Ltd.

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The George Hotel

The George Hotel

Avondale

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Brown, Hoffman and Diamondis

Brown, Hoffman and Diamondis

Salisbury

 

Brown, Hoffman and Diamondis was a law firm in Salisbury, Rhodesia.

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