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Airplane belonging to Adolph Sutro, which he used to set several international records, including a speed record of 51 miles per hour in 1913. Fireman's Fund insured the airplane.

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Reference 3-1-0-4-13, 0227.

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Laying the cornerstone for the Fireman's Fund's new headquarters building, 1915. The first building was completely destroyed by the earthquake and fire of 1906.

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Reference 4-5-2-2-3, 0905.

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1910
A shipment of gold insured by FFIC is stolen from the steamer Humbolt. The company pays the loss and spends the next seven years trying to recover the gold.


1912
Premium income is $5,472,766.

FFIC takes over the business of the Hawkeye Insurance Company, the largest insurance company in Iowa.


1913
FFIC celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Since 1863 the company has paid more than $50,000,000 in losses and more than $1,000,000 in dividends.

The company issues the first airplane policy ever written in the world.


1914
William Dutton retires as president.

Bernard Faymonville begins his three-year term as FFIC's sixth president.

FFIC moves into the adjacent Insurance Exchange Building while new offices are built on California and Sansome Streets.


1915
FFIC moves its head office into new headquarters on California and Sansome Streets.


1916
Total premium income is $10 million.


1917
Total premiums are $14 million ($7 million from marine insurance).

Bernard Faymonville retires as president.

Jacob Levison begins his twenty-year term as president.

War conditions necessitate the end of the Franz Herrmann marine agency in New York.


1918
Home Fire and Marine Insurance Company resumes operations.


1919
Capital increases to $3,000,000.

FFIC and partner, Home Fire and Marine, form an underwriters' annex called the Occidental Underwriters.



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