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Object ID 003505

Object Name Durham Duplex Razor

Object Desc Red Box containing Durham Duplex razor and packet of five blades.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003494a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range 1911

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords razor,shaving,Durham Duplex,

Title Durham Duplex Razor

Description Box with red lid and black bottom that has Durham Duplex logo on top. Inside there is a Duplex razor with a white bakelite handle and metal blade. The blade on the razor has never been used and still has a wax paper cover. Underneath the blade the razor says "Pat. U.S.A. Nov. 7.11. and foreign countries, Made in U.S.A." Front of razor says "Durham Duplex" and has crest. Inside box is packet of 5 extra Durham Duplex blades. Blades are wrapped in waxed paper and have not been opened. Razor has clearly never been used.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.75

Length 6.75

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurements of closed box

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Durham Duplex

Maker Details Durham Razor Company Inc was founded in New York and set up manufacturing in Mystic New Jersey to make the revolutionary Durham-Duplex safety razor system, which is where the unusual name comes from. Durham-Duplex has come a long way from its beginnings as a shaving company in Mystic, New Jersey to become a international manufacturer of Machine knives and Industrial blades operating from 3 factories and across 50 countries.

Maker Mark The words Durham Duplex written inside the Ds


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Image Caption CMY3494a-c



Date AUG 6,2015

Summary Excellent

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Razor has never been used. Parts are still wrapped in paper. Some minor wear and damage to box. One spot of sticky substance as if a sticker had been present.


Date AUG 6,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 6,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 3 from Barber Shop Exhibit - automatic entry by admin