“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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Those Much Prized Thermos Flasks…from Shanghai’s China Senior Vacuum Flask Company…

Posted: March 27th, 2021 | No Comments »

Rarely does an expat return from China without an old style thermos flask, hopefully ornately decorated, slightly bashed and authentic (in recent decades there has been a sizeable market in replicas). They become flower pots, vases, table decorations…but rarely is their provenance sought. Many came from the Senior, Shuang-Hsi and the ABC brands manufactured by the China Senior Vacuum Flask Company based on Chung Cheng Road in the late 1940s (Chung Cheng Road had been Avenue Foch (where the numbers where that high – and Avenue Edward VIII for the lower numbers, and is now Yan’an Xi Lu). Below their advertising and below that one of their now much prized flasks.

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