Which is the correct term for this company?
Was it first VFM, and then bought by Capsulerie Liegeoise while keeping the VFM name on boxes?
VFM was registered as munitions factory in 1880:
Mr. Victor Francotte-Wellens registered the limited partnership of “V. Francotte May & Cie” at noon on December 24th, 1880. The new company resided at “quai Orban, 20 - Liège, Belgium”
Was this the beginning of the company?
Also, any idea on a timeline of cartridge / cap production (especially pinfire!)
“Wasseige, Dewalque & Cie” was listed much earlier as “capsulerie liegeoise” as a powder company. Was “capsulerie liegeoise” just a generic term that meant something back then, and not a specific company?
Or was this more like the relationship between Schuyler Hartley & Graham and UMC?