駱駝水壺 camel vacuum flask

2014.8.26 | 宏基街3 號新駱駝大廈 new camel house, 3 wang kee street

到九龍灣都是因為巨盒商場,或是到靠海的展貿中心看演唱會。怎知前天在往目的地途中,穿插舊式工廠大廈當中,碰著驚喜。在一棟工廈頂部立面,看到久違了的名字和圖像 - 駱駝水壺。

從廠商會及一些懷舊媒體資料看來,製造駱駝水壺的「唯一冷熱水壺廠」還在營運。但從地產報道中理出廠址可活化轉型,而業主在2012年申請改建酒店,所以很大機會工廠的駐紮地已經不在此。

駱駝水壺,由產品到名字都代表香港一個過去但黃金的時代。水壺二十世紀上中葉誕生,是工業家梁祖卿的唯一冷熱水壺廠產品,取駱駝是「沙漠之舟」,雙峰儲水,夠耐力。而產品推廣時所採用的語句 「一味靠滾」又表現了廠商的活力和膽色。

visiting kowloon bay most of the time is for the big shopping mall there, or once in a very rare case, to go concert at kitec. my latest visit however gave me a little surprise. on the way to kitec walking past big chunks of factory buildings, suddenly a big brand signage on top of an old six to seven storey industrial building made my day. the name and the logo has long disappeared from my daily encounter was right there –  camel vacuum flask.

vacuum flask is a yesterday product. everyday family use electrical boilers these days. camel vacuum flask was one of the strongest domestic as well as exporting products of the golden industrial era of hong kong. its producer wei yit vacuum flask manufactory is a renowned home-grown producer, history dated back before mid 20th century.

the flask was named camel because the animal is well-known for its endurance and it stores water in the hump. the connection is straightforward and intelligent.

the company is still in operation but most likely has moved out of this building.

camel vacuum flask

 

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2 Comments

  1. Camel is still made in Hong Kong. They have now moved to San Po Kong (新蒲崗) by Mikiki Mall, you can see the logo from Prince Edward Road East (太子道東).

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