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1901 - 1915
Office: Gammel Kongevej 15B, Copenhagen
Factory: Maglebyvej 26 - 28, Skælskør

Already in March 1901 were rumors that there was a new match factory comming up in the province. The rumors were fueled in September 1903 when the Grocers Unions President Christian A. Munck narrated in the exchange of ideas on the creation of a matchstick factory and then two days later convened an Extraordinary General Meeting of coffee surrogate factory "Denmark", in order to purchase a special patent on matches of fir and raise capital for the construction of a factory. The newspapers gave a short debate between Munck and Gosch & Co., but after some time the debate die out and shortly after it was found that Munck had come a seat in Gosch 's board.

The debate flared , however, again in 1905, when millbuilder Hans Christensen aired his patent on the " electric " , pointed stick and told the press about how a consortium was ready to take over his patent and start a new factory, with affordable matches to compete with the majors. Gosch & Co. took a prompt insertion of advertisements and articles in newspapers . The waves run high between Gosch and the merchants , retailers and merchants and , not least, millbuilder Christensen and Oscar West from Godthaabsvejs Tændstikfabrik , where it flew with profanity between the parties. Gosch and West, in a coordinated action , tried to demonstrate how the  calculations of the economic base was too optimistic.

However, the 22th of December 1906  Købmændenes Tændstikfabrik could proclaim that they had bought a site by Skaelskoer by landowner Castenskjold and that was allready signed a minimum annual sales of 15 million boxes . The capital had to be mobilized by 75,000 shares , 75,000 debentures and 75,000 in bank loans. As managing president  Valdemar Fock was employeed and as sulfur master engineer Lagerqvist that came from Godthaab Tændstikfabrik .

The factory was completed in the summer of 1927 , built by the greatest security methods and machines could be tried with the newly bought wood from Russia. There was recruited 19 men and 21 women and a few boys and in one year  the number of employees increased to approx. 60. In the beginning there was repeatedly complains about wages , which eventually resulted in piecework rates that could give workers up to 2 - 3 times as high salary as functionaries . However, the quality did not follow with wages , on the contrary, and received a lot of complaints from dealers of the finished stick . As a result, sales , and thus earnings as expected and as they could not pay for the next cargo of timber which was the last before the oceans froze over , they had to resort to Danish willow tree .

But due to lack of capital they could only buy small lots and the factory could only run for short periods . Sulfur  master Lagerqvist and engineer Schmidt was blamed for the bad start of the factory and they were sacked and engineer Franke from Sweden was employeed instead. Even though he raised the quality and earnings , the economy was not on an even keel .

Landowner Castenskjold offered at a crisis meeting in October 1909 to provide a loan of 20,000 kroner, on condition that the board could provide further 30,000 kroner and the president Fock moved from Copenhagen to Skaelskoer to be closer to production . Since Fock however refused this ,  Castenskjold withdrawed his offer and Fock was replaced by Sofus Samson .

The Board convened an extraordinary general meeting on the 2th of December in order to get an arrangement with creditors and raise capital , but since attendance was low, they had to call for a new General Meeting on the 20th of December, with the only item on the agenda : the dissolution .

Meanwhile, the bailiff attempted to pawn the company office in Copenhagen , and the 18th of December at 16 a´clock , the company was placed in liquidation where a lot of bags of documents sent by special train to Copenhagen Court and the premises was closed and sealed .

On the 1st of April 1910 a foreclosure auction was held, but as the bidding seemed to be too low, a new auction was called, where the highest bid was 90,000 kroner, which still was incredibly low, since the buildings were insured for 86,000 and engines for 100,000 and inventory of 14,000 kroner. Immediately after the auction , the factory was sold to a consortium of Gosch & Co and Hellerup and Glødefri for 90,100 kroner.

Filling machines were sent to the factory Merkur in Randers and the rest of the machines were sent to Københavns Export Tændstikfabriks factory in Ninove in Belgium. The property in Skaelskoer was sold to purchase the 1st of May 1915.

1838 - Benjamin Hellmann
1840 - Rohmell´s fabrikker
1841 - Ramsing & Stonor
1842 - Hans Andreas Reuter
1842 - Anne Marie Granberg
1843 - Hans Diderich Schmilau
1843 - Frederik Georg Kølbel
1843 - Carl Axel Hörner
1843 - Carl Peter Rolff
1843 - Christian Peter Beck
1843 - Christophersen og Nielsen
1843 - Johan Carl Müller
1844 - Svovlstikkefabrikken Møllegade
1844 - Arnold Theofilus Müllertz
1844 - Carl Ferdinand Gundorph

1844 - Hassing og Smith
1844 - Carl Frederik Kryger
1844 - Peter Conradsen
1844 - Philip Åkermann
1845 - Niels Thuesen
1846 - Niels Sørensen
1847 - Rasmus Rasmussen
1847 - Søren og Jørgen Brummer
1848 - Frederik Hansen
1850 - Greens fabrikker
1850 - Carl Johan Staal
1850 - Peder Andersen
1853 - Gümoes & Beeken
1853 - Johan Wilhelm Otto
1857 - Carl Abraham Metz
1858 - Anders Sørensen & Co.
1862 - Sørens Larsen Sørensen

1864 - Randers Tændstikfabrik
1864 - Rasmus Langeland Mathiesen
1864 - Hintz & Co
1864 - Ludvig Hintze
1865 - Aalborg Svovlstikkefabrik
1865 - Peter Nielsen
1865 - Hans Jørgensen Svovlstikkefabrik
1865 - Adolph Madsen
1865 - Andreas Bernhard Bryndum
1866 - Carl Meyling
1866 - Lund & Hartmann
1867 - Johan Wilhelm Krause
1868 - Peter Christian Petersen

1868 - Kjær & Gottlieb
1872 - Pallesen & Davidsen
1875 - Kronen og Nørrebros tændstikfabrik
1876 - H.E. Gosch & Co
1884 - Tændstikfabrikken Merkur
1886 - Maare Tændstikfabrik
1890 - Norden og Godthaabsvej

1897 - Københavns Tændstikfabrik
1899 - Internationalt Tændstikkompagni

1901 - Tændstikfabrikken Glødefri
1901 - Købmændenes Tændstikfabrik
1901 - Københavns Tændstikfabrik & Merkur
1904 - Hellerup Tændstikfabrik

1907 - Otto Miram
1908 - KET & Union Allumettière
1916 - Frantz Nehammer
1921 - Hellerup & Glødefri
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