This chronological list contains all the events that I have been researching in connection with the Emil Broch straight razor factory.
(Karl Gottfried) Friedrich Broch marries Johanna Karolina Voos
The Schaafenmühle grinding mill burns down in the night
Friedrich Broch and Eduard Lauterjung apply for the reconstruction of the "Kotten"
Birth of Hugo Broch
Birth of Hulda Broch
Birth of Friedrich Wilhelm Broch
Death of Friedrich Wilhelm Broch from diphtheria
Birth of the twins Selma and Emil Broch
Hugo Broch moves from his parents' house Schaafenmühle 3 to Hübben 17, together with his wife Emma and their daughter
Death of Friedrich Broch from liver suffer. The parents' house and the Schaafenmühle mill go to Hugo and Emil Broch.
Emil Broch marries Martha Heidelberg
Hugo temporarily moves back to his mother and Emil at Schaafenmühle 3
Death of Johanna Karolina Broch from senility
Birth of Fritz Willi ("Willy") Broch, in Schaafenmühle 3
Hugo moves back to Hübben 17 (as sole proprietor). Hulda Broch also moves into the house with her husband Karl Hermes, staying there for about 5 years.
The Schaafenmühle Kotten burns down again and is rebuilt by Emil and Hugo in brick masonry.
Emil Broch and August Woop found the "Broch & Woop" straight razor grinding plant based in Schaafenmühle (presumably in the Kotten).
Broch & Woop register the mark "Water Wheel"
The Kamphausen & Plümacher GmbH is entered in the commercial register. Otto, Alex, Oswald and Wilhelm Plümacher also take over the company Broch & Woop at this time. The new head office becomes the K&P headquarters on Mittelstraße 5.
Emil moves to Hübben 17 and now owns the house together with his brother Hugo.
Beginning of World War I
Emil and Hugo sell the Schaafenmühle grinding mill to the city of Solingen. It finally gets shut down in the 1920's.
Death of Hulda Broch from heart attack
End of World War I
The "Emil Broch Straight Razor Factory" is entered in the commercial register, located in Hübben 17.
The first Cologne Trade Fair opens. Whether Emil Broch exhibits at the Spring Fair is still unknown.
Presumably, "Broch & Woop" is merged into "Kamphausen & Plümacher."
City association of Solingen, Gräfrath, Höhscheid, Ohligs, and Wald to the city of Solingen
Due to the global economic crisis, the number of unemployed people in Solingen is rising to a record level of 24,000.
Willy Broch marries Elfriede Ehlenbeck. Together they move to "Häuschen 5" in Solingen-Weyer, the house of his father-in-law.
The company moves to Mangenberger Straße 302 (Emil and Hugo).
Willy Broch travels from Hamburg to New York.
Beginning of World War II
Death of Hugo Broch
Death of Emil Broch. His wife Martha continues to live on Mangenberger Straße 302, but the new company headquarters move to Willy's house.
Devastating bombardments of Solingen. One possible victim is also Emil's twin sister, Selma Kaiser.
End of World War II
Willy Broch re-specializes in cutting goods.
Willy Broch applies for the patent for all-purpose scissors in Germany.
Willy Broch applies for the patent in the US as well.
The German patent is registered.
The US patent is registered in favor of the company "H. A. Pohle" In West Warwick, New Hampshire.
Last mentioning of the company "Emil Broch" in the Solingen address books
Death of Martha Broch
Deletion of the company "Emil Broch" in the commercial register
Death of Willy Broch
Deletion of the company "Kamphausen & Plümacher" in the commercial register