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    A rarity..?!

    George Rohr, was a business man who was partner's with, Frank Huffman. The two opened a hardware store in Dayton Ohio, in 1880. In a year a half, the store closed, and their partnership had dissolved.

    As to the maker of the blade.....who knows.!
    The origin...American, German.? German/American.?
    who knows..!! Records show, that there were a lot of German immigrants living in Dayton, at that time.

    Dayton was the hart of industry, in Ohio. And manufacturing took place from 1870-1880 of mostly pig iron. But Dayton was doomed, stricken by many floods, especially the great flood of 1913, when all was wiped out.
    But also, Industries where looking at the great lakes, and the N.E., as a better location for manufacturing.
    ( Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, )

    Its funny to think this, but in essence, Dayton made train track's, which were laid out for their own demise, as well.
    At the time, all goods were brought by boat through the river and canal systems..... Until the train came along.

    So do I consider it a rarity.?!
    I think so.
    Let's look at it this way..
    How many were produced for the hardware store.?
    How many were sold.?
    How many have survived, to now.?
    Who knows.!!

    The blade was sent to me by Tom,( Sharpton)under the condition that I could have it, if I could find some history on it. With a bit of guidance from Martin, I found all I could. Also was the help of some carved, bone scales from RezDog, that were a perfect match for the blade. Fills them completely, with the heal just out of finger range, while closed.

    Cleaned by rag n hand, using 3M marine metal restorer/ polish.
    Pinned with brass and lead wedge, domed brass collars, and pins.
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    I'd like to thank Tom, for sending this one back home, to its state of origin. And to Rez, for the new shoes, so it can stand tall, and proud, and shave again once more.
    Mike

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    A wonderful job and excellent Ohio tribute, Mike!
    The scales carved by Shaun are exquisite. Truly a nice fit.
    No accident, I expect. Seems that he anticipates your blade as he sends them.....Curious? Great history!

    Well done and rare, I think. Happy to have helped!
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    Beauty Mike, Harump!
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    Love it! There are some talented people at SRP
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    Brilliant! I am absolutely loving that razor, and some great work too.
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    nice job Mike in putting it all together, compliments to Shaun as well on the scales. (makes me want to give bone carving a try)
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    To be honest, Shaun sent the scales before I received the blade. I've just been waiting for the right blade to come along.
    As the saying goes...good things come, to those who wait.
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    Extremely nice, Mike! A great looking blade in fantastic carved scales. Very nice work from you and RezDog on this collaboration - she's a beauty!
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    Great job on the restore! Thanks for the Dayton history also - living south of there I was only aware of the razor makers up north.
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    Yes sir, that there is a fine blade that’s dressed to the tens

    You did a great job Mike on the restoration and finding what info you could.
    Shaun, as usual my friend, some amazing scales
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