Straight Razor with Celluloid Handle and Case


The Durham Safety Razor Co. was established in New York City, probably in 1908. By 1910, now trading as the Durham Duplex Razor Co., it had a factory in Jersey City, N.J. The inscription on one side of the blade of this example reads “DURHAM DUPLEX” and “MADE IN U.S.A.” That on the other side reads “PAT. U.S.A. MAY 26, '07 AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES.”

Date Made: 1907-1927

Maker: Durham Duplex Razor Company

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Dadie and Norman B. Perlov

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.1597Catalog Number: 2006.0098.1597Accession Number: 2006.0098

Object Name: straight razorstraight razor with celluloid handlestraight razor with celluloid handle and case

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (handle and holder material)stainless steel (razor material)Measurements: overall: 15.7 cm x 3.3 cm x 2 cm; 6 3/16 in x 1 5/16 in x 13/16 inoverall: 6 5/16 in x 1 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 16.03375 cm x 3.175 cm x 2.2225 cm


Record Id: nmah_1347459

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