Straight Razor with Celluloid Handle and Case

Straight Razor with Celluloid Handle and Case

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Description
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 inscriptions on the celluloid handle of this straight razor read “DURHAM DUPLEX BLADES” and “DURHAM DEMONSTRATION.” That on the blade reads “PAT. U.S.A. MAY 28, 07.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
straight razor
straight razor with celluloid handle
straight razor with celluloid handle and case
date made
1907-1927
maker
Durham Duplex Razor Company
Place Made
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle and case material)
stainless steel (razor material)
Measurements
overall: 1.4 cm x 14 cm x 3 cm; 9/16 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 3/16 in
overall in case: 5/8 in x 5 9/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 14.12875 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1595
catalog number
2006.0098.1595
accession number
2006.0098
Credit Line
Dadie and Norman B. Perlov
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