Not to be confused with the German composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner, this souvenir is from Wagner Piano – a local company set up by A C Hoe and his wife. Now, the mystery: if you look at the picture closely, you’ll notice the words “established since 1920”. But according to the Wagner Piano story, this company was set up in 1951. The same story also mentions that A C Hoe’s father – F L Hoe – left Ningbo (China) for Singapore in 1920.
Perhaps some of our history buffs could give a clue or two to help us out here….