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  1. F. Koeller & Co., Solingen-Ohligs.

    by , 08-30-2012 at 08:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    F. Koeller & Companie registered 23rd April 1906, Solingen-Ohligs.

    The Köller or Koeller family was long-established in the Solingen area and traced their ancestry back to the sword smith Johann Köller (1440-c.1518). F. Koeller & Cie was founded in 1855 by Franz Koeller and was listed in the commercial regissters as the manufacturer of 'cutlery, desk-sets and pens'; the company was also responsible for wholesaling
  2. Rodgers families on the Sheffield land.

    by , 08-18-2012 at 10:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    There are/were many Rodgers families on the Sheffield land.
    1. George Rodgers, 150 Broad Lane. In 1849, G. Rodgers was listed as a spring knife and razor manufacturer in Edward Street, with a house in Broad Lane.
    2. George Rodgers & Company. This cutler advertised in the Sheffield directory of 1839.
    3. John Rodgers & Sons. The name first appears in a Sheffield directory, 1849, as a table and spring knife manufacturer in Bridge Street.
    An interesting sidelight
  3. The stamp/mark 'The two men sawing a log'.

    by , 08-09-2012 at 05:47 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    Most likely, your razor was made by Gustav Melcher Sohn.
    The company was founded by Gustav Melcher, Ohligs-Solingen in 1883.

    Your stamp:

    But there was another company with the similar stamp.
    C. Friedrich Kratz & Co, GMBH Rasiermesserfabric und Hohlschlieferei, Solingen-Wald
  4. It's a hot day outside.

    by , 07-20-2012 at 06:38 PM
    July is winding down and it’s hot outside. I mean really hot. A couple of the guys are frying an egg on the pavement and the air is so thick with humidity it takes an effort to breathe. We hear in the big city they have this thing called refig…umm refrid…well some contraption that makes the air cold. I don’t know why you would need something like that we just pack things in salt around these parts and to cool off we just mosey out to the old quarry and jump in.

    I stopped in to the ...
  5. H.Boker & Co. Inc., 9TE5 trademark.

    by , 06-17-2012 at 06:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    What are these?
    These are H.Boker & Co. Inc. razors.
    They were made in USA.
    9TE4/5/6 is a Boker trademark.
    (The length of open razor - 9", and the width 4/8; 5/8; 6/8)

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