H Jones & Co
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The Australian company H Jones & Co was established in 1891 by Henry Jones (1862-1926) when he purchased George Peacock’s jam factory at which he had worked his way up from label sticker to factory foreman.
The wine industry experienced a slump during the early 1900s and many farmers started producing fruit instead. Some fruit farms in the Cape included, amongst others, Langeberg, Gants, Hugo’s and Rhodes Fruit Farms (est 1902). In 1910 Jones sent Howard Hope Just (1883-1945) to open a branch in South Africa and Just became its first managing director. The factory produced well-known brands like All Gold tomato sauce (launched 1908) and the Silver Leaf range of jams.
1. Drakenstein Heemkring Newsletter. October 2012.
(Submitted by Paul VAN DER MERWE January 2016)
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