Hotel and Medical Equipment (Pvt) Ltd

Hotel and Medical Equipment (Pvt) Ltd

Salisbury

Hotel and Medical Equipment (Pvt) Ltd was a distributor and manufacturer’s representative agency based in Salisbury.

References

  • Foreign Commerce Weekly

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Thesen (Rhodesias) (Pvt) Ltd

Thesen (Rhodesias) (Pvt) Ltd

Umtali

Thesen (Rhodesias) (Pvt) Ltd were importers and and merchants of Rhodesian softwood and hardwood.

The business was started in South African by Charles Wilhelm Thesen (1856–1940); a Norwegian-born South African shipowner and timber merchant who played a leading role in the public affairs of the South African town of Knysna. He was actively involved in the timber and shipbuilding industry of the region, and acquired Paarden Island in the Knysna Lagoon, on which he built a sawmill and shipyard. The island was later renamed Thesen Island, after him and his family.

By 1979 they became PG Timbers Umtali Pvt Ltd

References

  • The Central and East African Directory 1979
Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Central Book Store

Central Book Store

Gokomere

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Forman & Co Ltd

Forman & Co Ltd

Salisbury

 

Forman & Co Ltd were sanitary engineers, manufacturers, and sheet metal workers based in Salisbury.

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Wallace & Sons

Wallace & Sons

Bulawayo

 

Wallace & Sons were representatives based in Bulawayo. Originally based in the the Grand Hotel Buildings, on 1 May 1937 they moved to Abercorn Street.

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Derry & Lewis and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co

Derry & Lewis and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co

Salisbury

Derry & Lewis and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co was an accounting business based in Salisbury.

Contributors

  • James Gavin

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Jackaroo Aircraft (Africa) (Pvt) Ltd.

Jackaroo Aircraft (Africa) (Pvt) Ltd.

Salisbury

Jackaroo Aircraft Ltd was formed in 1956 at Thruxton, Hampshire, to produce the Thruxton Jackaroo.

During World War II, a large number of de Havilland Tiger Moth planes were in surplus.  Jackaroo Aircraft undertook an ambitious conversion which involved widening the fuselage to seat four passengers in side-by-side pairs. Open cockpit and enclosed cabin variants were included in the 19 Thruxton Jackaroo conversions completed by the company in the period 1957-9.

First “production” conversion flew on 15 April 15 1957. In the early 1960’s the company became Paragon Aircraft Ltd. to produce a new plane under name of Paladin.

Contributors

  • James Gavin

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Rhodesia Oxygen & Acetylene Co (Pvt) Ltd

Rhodesia Oxygen & Acetylene Co (Pvt) Ltd

Salisbury

Rhodesia Oxygen & Acetylene Co (Pvt) Ltd was a welding specialist company based in Salisbury. It specialised in the manufacturing and distribution of all different types of welding equipment.

By 1961 it became Rhodesia Oxygen (Pvt) Ltd.

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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