The Chinese Engineering and Mining Company, Limited, was established with foreign capital around 1879 to mine coal for the steamships of the Chinese Merchants’ Steam Navigation Company and the Imperial Chinese Navy. English mining engineer Robert Reginald Burnett, MICE, directed the first shaft at Kaiping near Tangshan, Hebei Province, in 1879. The tram line between the mine and its canal to the Hai He eventually developed into the Imperial Railway of North China and the modern Jingha Railway, the civil engineering partnership Sir John Wolfe-Barry and Lt Col Arthur John Barry being appointed Joint Consulting Engineers to the Company at the end of the nineteenth century. The company was formally chartered in 1900 and then reformed in 1912 as a public company listed in London. Together with the Lanchow Mining Company, it formed the Kailan Mining Administration to oversee its coal mines, which were producing about 4.5 million tons annually during the 1920s. The company’s activities were completely halted by the victory of the Communists in the Chinese Civil War without any compensation and the shares are now in default. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “CHINESE 1912 ENGINEERING & MINING COMPANY 10 SHARES WITH COUPONS UNCANCELLED” is in sale since Sunday, October 01, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Government & War Bonds”. The seller is “bond_artist” and is located in Singapore. This item can be shipped worldwide.