Straight Razor with Celluloid Handle and Case

Straight Razor with Celluloid Handle and Case

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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.”
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Object Name
straight razor
straight razor with celluloid handle
straight razor with celluloid handle and case
date made
Durham Duplex Razor Company
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle and holder material)
stainless steel (razor material)
overall: 15.7 cm x 3.3 cm x 2 cm; 6 3/16 in x 1 5/16 in x 13/16 in
overall: 6 5/16 in x 1 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 16.03375 cm x 3.175 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
Dadie and Norman B. Perlov
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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