Prince Vintcent & Co.
Prince, Vintcent & Co, of Mossel Bay, was a family owned business. They were importers, merchant-wholesalers and retailers with developments into other activities over the years, including export. The firm was founded, probably in 1863, by Joseph Vintcent and JS Prince, previously a partner of the London-based Prince, Collison & Co firm. By the turn of the century, Prince, Vintcent was training in a wide variety of commodities and merchandise. Imports included sugar, possibly from Ceylon, steel from England, timber from Canada and the Baltic, whisky, firearms, manufactured goods and textiles.