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Duchess lady's razor in case

Duchess razor
Duchess razor
Duchess razor

This is a Duchess Lady's razor in a celluloid case. There are 3 pieces, the handle and the two sections of the head. The head has the Duchess brand name on it and the patent number of 345173 dating it to 1931. The main feature of the patent seems to be that the blade has one straight edge and one curved edge and is "arched longitudinally" when in use. In the case is an unused blade in it's wrapper and an empty blade wrapper.

The case is about 80 x 45 x 15mm. It is very stylish although I am not sure if the razor was originally sold in this case or whether it was made later, but it does have the Duchess brand label probably meaning that it is original.

The razor and it's case are in very good condition. They are a bit grubby and the blade has some rusting, but I have deliberately not fully cleaned them so that the purchaser can see their age.

Price £20.00.
Postage & packing for UK £3.30