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    I would gladly order 1 of each if those were todays prices lol. thanks for sharing that...its pretty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Funny thing, the 'double diamond' hone is probably a synthetic and it is the most expensive out of the bunch. Probably wouldn't bring ten bucks on the bay. The one thuringan, I assume, is distributed by Theo Koch Co, which IIRC was also either a maker or a distributor of razors ?
    The Theo A Kochs Company from Chicago (why is it that so many barber chair manufacturers were based in Chicago?) has a long history in well built vintage barber chairs (nowadays we have to say ‘vintage’, but some time ago, selling barber chairs was a very good business).
    Barber chairs manucfacturer and probably barber supplies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Funny thing, the 'double diamond' hone is probably a synthetic and it is the most expensive out of the bunch. Probably wouldn't bring ten bucks on the bay. The one thuringan, I assume, is distributed by Theo Koch Co, which IIRC was also either a maker or a distributor of razors ?
    His name comes up in that old Treatise on Razors and Hones and I do believe he was a distributor not a maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin103 View Post
    The Theo A Kochs Company from Chicago (why is it that so many barber chair manufacturers were based in Chicago?) has a long history in well built vintage barber chairs (nowadays we have to say ‘vintage’, but some time ago, selling barber chairs was a very good business).
    Barber chairs manucfacturer and probably barber supplies!
    Ya'know I was thinking of Koch as a barber supplier but then I thought of Koken, another widely seen barber chair, and thought I must have seen the Koch name on old razors. Anyway ...... thanks for the tip and especially for the old escher info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Very cool. I've been hoping to see a catalog photo of eschers for years. I forget who posted this price list originally and I have no idea what the date of publication was, but here is an old price list. What is interesting to me is the price differentialAttachment 95087 between the colored eschers, with the y/g being far more expensive than the rest, and the "Barber's Delight" leading the pack.
    Another i just realize about this chart is the difference between a 6" stone to a 10" stone is about 4 times more expensive.

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    I found this today on the net from vancouver archieve in canada.
    Funny enough, the picture of the genuine escher, imported driect from germany is a picture of a pike's belgian hone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin103 View Post
    At a certain time in history you could just order the Escher you like and get one or two!
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    Yeah but you still had to pay postage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    Yeah but you still had to pay postage.
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    For the prices listed i would gladly pay for postage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    I forget who posted this price list originally and I have no idea what the date of publication was, but here is an old price list.
    It was I. It is from "Pike Sharpening Stones and Abrasive Specialties", catalogue No. 11 from 1918, page 67. On the top of the page (which also lists Belgian Razor Hones, = Coticules) it reads: "Importations Suspended during European War".
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    according to list coticules were much expensive than the eschers?

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