Import And Domestic Silk Company

Import And Domestic Silk Company

The Import and Domestic Silk Company imported and sold silk and other products from Japan to retailers and wholesalers. Originally named The Nikko Company, the business was renamed to Import and Domestic Silk Company on 21 October 1940. It was located at 543 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC and was owned equally by Ippei Nishio, Tomitaro Nishio, and Sokichi Ito. The file contains a list of names of previous partners in the business.


OrgNameImport And Domestic Silk Company
Custodian Identification Number15747


Custodian Case Files (1)


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