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    Default Red injun 101 history

    I have two of these fine razors, and they are wonderful shavers! I have been trying in vain to find some of their history, but can't seem to come up with anything. Does any one know when they were made, and just some more details about them? Any information would be great

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    Here are close ups of both markings on the razors
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    I don't know the age. The top one looks to be the newer of the two, to me. Certainly the bottom one is from pre-WWII.
    Never had a 101, but do have a 103RP. Nice shaver as well. The 'SP' on that top one denotes square point.
    Would like to know what the difference is between a 101 and a 103?
    Some Boker guys will be along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    I don't know the age. The top one looks to be the newer of the two, to me. Certainly the bottom one is from pre-WWII.
    Never had a 101, but do have a 103RP. Nice shaver as well. The 'SP' on that top one denotes square point.
    Would like to know what the difference is between a 101 and a 103?
    Some Boker guys will be along!
    Possibly width????

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    They are both 5/8
    By the way I see both of you are from Texas, I live near Katy in a small town

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    You are only about 20 miles from me, give or take a mile or two................
    Tom (sharptonn) is nearby as well.
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    A page from H.Boker catalog of 1906.
    At that time they didn't make No.103.

    Alex Ts.

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    Thanks, Manah! Looks like the OP's bottom example could be pre-WWI!

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    I have a 102 around here somewhere but if I remember right, it has a very slight frown to it, hardly noticeable.

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    Thanks for the information Manah! The razor is even older than we thought
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