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image by Jarig Bakker, 9 February 2005
Source: Loughran, A Survey of Mercantile Houseflags & Funnels, 1979. 
The early funnels were black with the houseflag;
later on it became buff (yellow) with black top, with the houseflag. Caption: M.
Jarig Bakker, 9 February 2005
image by Ivan Sache
Source: 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 #2054 
The flag is red with a blue border and a white lozenge charged with a M
Ivan Sache, 1 February 2004
image by Jarig Bakker
Source: The Caltex book of Flags and Funnels 
#75 Melsom & Melsom, Larvik - red flag, white
diamond, blue "M". Until the 1950's a whaling company
Jarig Bakker, 3 January 2005
image by Jarig Bakker, 14 January 2006
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World 
Oslo - per fly diagonal blue over red, white "M".
Jarig Bakker, 14 January 2006
image by Jarig Bakker, 25 October 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 
Farsund - Suriname-style Blue-White-Red-White-Blue, in
center of the red, a white diamond, blue "M" inside.
Jarig Bakker, 25 October 2005
An earlier and different version of the flag is shown at the Greek site of ship repair company Carrell (link not working properly). This shows a letterhead from 17 October 1960 noting that Mosvolds are “ship owners, operators, brokers, overseas traders”. The flag is red with five white Olympic-style rings.
‘Mosvolds Rederi AS’ is now established at Farsund and flies the version shown at the head of this section.
At the Skipet website, the company information is
shown as: founded 1910 (Martin and Torrey Mosvold) – 1927
Mosvolds Rederi AS – 1984 Mosvold Farsund AS plus a note about ‘Kristiansands Dampskipsselskab’.
Jan Mertens, 27 September 2006
image by Kjell Roll Elgsaas
A houseflag with the horizontal bands of blue,
white, and red muse belongs to another company. Perhaps, MRF (Møre og Romsdal
Fylkesbatar). Many Norwegian houseflags have the red-white-blue combination.
Jan Oskar Engene, 20 November 1995