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    As a third generation native of Worcester, Mass. I am nostalgic about products made here and have purchased several Torrey and Worcester Razor Company razors from e-bay. I have read good reviews about Torrey razors but little about Worcester Razor Company razors.

    Were they the same company? How do Worcester razors compare to the Torrey's? Anyone know anything about the history and location of the Worcester Razor Company? From what I can gather Torrey razors were made at 128 Chandler St., the same address I took Tai Chi classes that closed and is now apartments and an accupuncture place.

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    I show Torrey in business from 1880-1963 but I show nothing more on Worcester other than that they were there in MA Perhaps Syslight/Jim will poke his head in here as he has some great sources on razors....

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    Worcester Cutlery Co. 1890 to 1910

    Worcester Razor Co. Worcester Mass. USA 1900 to 1930

    That's all I have!

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    Here is a little something else:
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    and "The JMS" comes through....
    I was just thinking that Mark would probably have info too

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    "The Glen", I must admit that I was a little hurt that you didn't mention me in your first response!

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    Hmmmm, looks like I could get info at Worcester Public Library. If I find anything there I'll post it here.

    How about quality and performance of Worcester Razors vs Torrey? Anyone know anything about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by droche View Post
    Hmmmm, looks like I could get info at Worcester Public Library. If I find anything there I'll post it here.

    How about quality and performance of Worcester Razors vs Torrey? Anyone know anything about that?
    Sounds like your chance to give us a review. BTW JMS shaves his legs and pits!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    Sounds like your chance to give us a review. BTW JMS shaves his legs and pits!
    I told you not to tell anyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    Sounds like your chance to give us a review. BTW JMS shaves his legs and pits!
    Excellent idea. I was going to take one of the Worcester's and an Emil Jansen to Howard Schecter to be conditioned and honed (no offense gssix, it's just that Howard lives in the next town to me) but I think I'll take one of the Torrey's instead. Might be a while depending on Howard's workload. The reviews here on Torrey's have all been very good; the Worcster's that I have also look to be very high quality.

    BTW- I am not going to shave my legs and pits with them!

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