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Early history of Chinese fountain pen makers, Venus, Kin Sin, Golden Star, Jinxing (2) with King Ching/ King Chen, Golden Horse and Swan

201112 updated. Yao Keng is from Ningbo. The son of his nephew said he changed its name into Yao Keng because he wanted to  study in Whampoa Military Academy, but failed. Later he became a sailor and the manager of a book and stationery store named King Ching/ King Chen( 金城 , the romanizations  which were used by different directories, were from the fountain pen maker founded by Yao, He, Zhou, Fang, the second director, general manager, manager and the fourth director of Venus/Kin Sin). Yao's Oil & Sauce ( 姚家油酱店 ) was his family's store in Ningbo, now it is inherited by his nephew, the son of his sister. He read the ad of Venus designed by Zhou Zibai in 1933 before he came to Shanghai to seek the cooperation with Venus. Finally, he brought stocks form the Kim's brothers and joined Venus. Yao was bombed by the Japanese invader in 1937. He was bombed from the Tea room in the first floor (English style: the ground, the first, the second) to the road and rescued by his
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