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    I've got an F Koeller & Co that was my great-grandfather's. I posted it at the shaving room, here, and spoke to Jamie who posts as celticcrusader here. I know it would be difficult to restore, the scales are bone and might not be saved and there is heavy pitting. I've just started to try out a straight, used it twice, and think I might try and get this restored in the future. I've had a bit of a google and can't find an F Koeller like this one so was wondering if anyone had any more information.







    On the back of the tang is a steam train, on th other sid it says F Koeller & Co Ohligs - Germany.


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    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 the wares of some of the smaller Solingen firms.

    Trademarks: 'Best Marke', 'Diamond', 'Elefant', 'Elefantenkopf', 'Elephant', 'Kismet', 'Khandia', 'Magna', 'Manda', 'Nadir', 'Okay', 'Schaukelpferd', 'Seeadler', 'Stasharp', 'Summore', 'Velvet'.

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    Thanks for the reply and welcome. There's some interesting information there, do you have any idea of the significance of the train trademark.

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    do you have any idea of the significance of the train trademark.
    Sorry, no.
    And are there any connections of the elephant with the train and the plane?
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    Well it might have been a bit early to have an automobile.

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    It's a very rhetorical question.
    Many companies have similar stamps: cars, trains, planes, bicycles etc.
    And it's very difficult to find logical or historical explanation of such trademarks and stamps.
    Usually, there is no such info in the company history.
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    Yeah, I thought would probably be the case. Still when I have been looking on google there seem to be quite a few superbas and sta-sharps knocking about but I haven't seen this one.

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