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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

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 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

Height 0.5

Length 5.5

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurement of 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. 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.


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Image Caption CMY3496a-c



Date AUG 8,2015

Summary Fair

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.