H. Fölsch & Co. After the Salpetre-war of 1883 Chile gained a salpetre
monopol. Many companies settled down in that unfriendly region a few years
later. During the war the Hamburgian merchant Hermann Conrad Johannes Fölsch
established the business "Fölsch & Martin" in Valparaiso to
export the salpetre from Chile. At the same time the shipping-company "H.Fölsch&Co."
was established in Hamburg in order to move the salpetre. He last ship
had an accident in August 1921 ans was heavily damaged. A bit later the
shipping-company was dissolved. The company used a white flag with black
serifed capital letters "HF".(They are undotted in this version).
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945";
ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999; p.134-138.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Mar 2007
H. Folsch & Co - dotted
image by Ivan Sache, 14 Jan 2004
Following the link
found by Joe Mc Millan - The Mystic Seaport Foundation, we can reach the
1911 Lloyd's flagbook, whose full title is (after the scan of the cover):
'Lloyd's book of house flags and funnels of the principal steamship lines
of the world and the house flags of various lines of sailing vessels',
published at Lloyd's Royal Exchange. London. E.C.
On p. 133, we have: #2036. H. Folsch & Co., Hamburg. The
flag is white with black letters H.F.
Ivan Sache, 14 Jan 2004