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Hülsken & Rurhrmann (German Shipping Company)

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[Hülskens houseflag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 28 May 2006

Another flag in this photo, the one with the cogweel and initial ‘H’, belongs to the German firm Hülskens GmbH & Co. KG. The main Hülskens office is located at Wesel, where the Lippe River joins the Rhine, to the North-West of the Ruhr area (Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, etc.).

Company website (access point after Flash introduction): The flag is faintly visible in centre background.  It is divided per saltire white (left and right triangles) and blue (upper and lower triangles); in the centre is placed a black cogwheel enclosing a red initial ‘H’.  The blue triangles have a diminished surface as there are curved cut-outs surrounding the cogwheel, fimbriating it as it were.

The firm was founded by Gerhard Hülskens and two partners at the end of the 19th Century, in order to execute construction works on rivers, canals, and harbours, in the Rhine area.  Later, after ferroconcrete was invented, the sand and gravel business (including their production) and of course concrete became a very important trade.

Nowadays waterway construction works continue and the site offers an overview of techniques and material (section “Wasserbau”).  Most other sections are concerned with construction materials but interesting in its own right is the “Logistik Handel” (logistics and trade) section.  Two flagoids are shown, both of them variants of above house flag.
Jan Mertens, 26 May 2006

Kanalspeditions- und Handelsgesellschaft

[Kanalspeditions- und Handelsgesellschaft] image by Eugene Ipavec, 28 May 2006

Schiffahrt (shipping) is the responsibility of the ‘Kanalspeditions- und Handelsgesellschaft (Canal Transportation and Trading Co.) mbH’.  Initial ‘K’ in cogwheel, for ‘Kanal’ I suppose.  Owned by Hülskens and Ruhrmann and founded in 1953, the firm is specialized in bulk goods transportation mainly on the Rhine and German canals.
Source: This photo.
Jan Mertens, 26 May 2006

Rheinisch-Westfälische BSG Ruhrmann

[‘Rheinisch-Westfälische BSG] image by Eugene Ipavec, 28 May 2006

Hafenumschlag (harbour transhipment) is the competence of the ‘Rheinisch-Westfälische Baustoff- und Speditions-Gesellschaft Ruhrmann (Rhenish-Westfalian Construction Material and Transportation Company Ruhrmann) GmbH & Co. KG’.  The cogwheel contains the initial ‘B’ referring to ‘Baustoff’ I suppose.  Ruhrmann was founded in 1929 for sand and gravel transporation in Westfalia.
Source: This photo.
Jan Mertens, 26 May 2006

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