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    As Cris said Torrey's Oil Edge Dressing will keep any strop soft and pliable.
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    Thanks for the info Cris and Martin
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    I have a Torrey 6/8 round point stamped with the standard US on a double point arrow. It does have Army in black etching on the blade and black celluloid scales. great shaver.
    -Slow is smooth, smooth is fast-

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    To see Torreys from the early days, tang stamps such as these are among the oldest! I am of the opinion these were probably made in Connecticut by Turner before he joined Torrey in Mass as the bulk of his work in Conn was contracted to Torrey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott64a View Post
    Interestingly enough, I work in Worcester, and I've dropped patients off at a facility right around the corner from the old Torrey razor building on the corner of Chandler and Piedmont. I have a J.R. Torrey's "The Artist" and it's one of my favorite blades to shave with. In fact, I just found another Torrey's "The Artist" and am awaiting it in the mail. They have no barber's notch, are not too terribly wide, and a slight smile to them which makes them awfully forgiving for budding straight razor shavers. Hell, if I can shave well with them, ANYBODY can!

    Great steel, really keeps an edge well. If it begins to pull a little, I wet the 8K and give it a few very light passes -good as new!
    I'm in worcester a few times a month. I always wonderedwhat the factory address was. I wanted to drive by an see what is there. Is that the address of the plant?
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    I love JR torrey's. i own two my self, any chance you would post a picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicknbleeding View Post
    I'm in worcester a few times a month. I always wonderedwhat the factory address was. I wanted to drive by an see what is there. Is that the address of the plant?
    This advertisement shows the address as 128 Chandler street. Looking at google maps, Scott64a location looks right as the building is on a corner lot.

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    That is great I need to check it out.
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