|The Years of 1882 Until 1908
In 1882 Joseph wrote in his diary...
"In the year 1875, when I came to London
for the first time, I had already planned to establish my own business
in London... Fate flavoured this plan of my youth, and today 15th
August 1882, exactly ten years later, as it was on the same date
that I left my paternal home for the first time, my name proudly
shines on the door of my modest office at 16 Water Lane, first floor,
Also in 1882, Joseph Flach acted as Agents for
several European companies, but at a later date decided to hold
stock and become Merchangts. He was joined by his eldest son James
in 1902, who had spent time working in France and Germany to gain
experience and learn the languages.
In 1908, after a short illness, the founder
Joseph Flach, sadly passed away at the age of 51 years. At this
point, another son, Gabriel gave up his job as an engineering apprentice
to join the family business. James and Gabriel entered into Partnership
when Gabriel turned 21.