The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Oppenheimer, S., and Co.
Oppenheimer, S., and Co., Manufacturers of Sausage Skins and Butcher's Requisites. Head office, New York. Branches: Chicago, San Francisco, London, and Hamburg. Colonial office, Talavera Terrace, Wellington. Representative for the Colonies, Mr. Max Eichelbaum, Telephone 730; P.O. Box 350. Bankers, Union Bank of Australia. The business of this large firm became so extensive in the Southern Hemisphere that it was decided to establish a colonial branch in Wellington with a permanent representative. Mr. Eichelbaum, who has had a large experience in the colonies during the past eight years, was appointed to the position he now holds in 1894. Messrs. Oppenheimer and Co. have no less than nine manufactories in New Zealand engaged in the production of sheep casings. It has been found convenient to establish factories in the vicinity of the establishments of the various large meat freezing and preserving companies, works having been founded at Ngahauranga, Whakatu (Hawkes Bay). Gisborne, Wanganui, Waipukurau, Woodville, Blenheim, Waitara, and Belfast. About one hundred hands are employed during the season at these factories, and a very large quantity of sheep casings is produced. Almost the whole of the produce of these works is exported to America. The Company import from their own American factories large shipments of pork casings, which are sold throughout Australia and New Zealand wholesale to the merchants.