On the 7th of august 1922 Marinus den Haan registered his tinsmithing company at the Rotterdam chamber of commerce and he settled in a building at the Zalmhaven in Rotterdam. From this building he started specialising in tinsmitthing and very different types of tin ware, although always with a nautical point of view. In a few years he added ship’s lanterns to the production.

Despite of the global crisis he had enough work to keep in business, with thanks to his two employees. In 1934 the global economy was starting to get better and this typically Rotterdam company still sold their handcrafted products to their customers.  The most important market was still in marine products and soon our awareness grew.