Object ID 003512
Object Name Durham Duplex Safety Razor
Object Desc White bakelite case with Durham Duplex safety razor with metal blade and white bakelite handle
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003496a-c
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 3
Start Year Range 1911
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords razor,shaving,Durham Duplex,
Title Durham Duplex Safety Razor
Description White bakelite two piece box . Lid is textured with logo and crest for Durham Duplex. Razor has a white bakelite handle and metal blade. Metal comb cover fits over double sided razor blade. Engraved with logo and crest. Metal part of handle says Made in U.S.A., Pat. U.S.A. Nov. 7.11. and Foreign Countries.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Measurement of box
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. 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 Durham Duplex written inside letters D.
Date AUG 8,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes Bakelite is yellowed. Box is stained. Interior papers are missing. Handle of razor is severely discolored, much oranger than box. Blade is rusted, and shows evidence of use. Some hair remains.