05-23-2015, 01:09 PM
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  • racebmx
  • Sapone Di Paolo
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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Picked this up at the flea market. I have no clue what it is.  Biggrin  Can someone enlighten me?

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 05-23-2015, 01:12 PM
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I am no expert, but it appears to be a trimmer for the back of one's head, by the hairline. Kind of a featherer.

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 05-23-2015, 02:10 PM
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That's a Durham Duplex. It was a trimmer/razor used with proprietary blades that are no longer available. You can sometimes pick NOS blades up from antique stores, but the shave is supposed to not be good. 

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 05-23-2015, 05:57 PM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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Blades are the same as the professional large size carpet cutter blades. The razors/ hair trimmers were made in a multitude of styles including a safety razor .
I have shaved with a finish honed carpet cutter blade. Ok but?
~Richard

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 05-24-2015, 08:57 AM
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  • racebmx
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  • Charleston, South Carolina
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Very interesting guys, thank you.  Don't foresee myself shaving with a carpet cutter A47 .  It was a dollar and looked interesting.  Hadn't seen a straight with a comb before.

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 05-24-2015, 09:07 AM
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The Personna shaving blades are available at tryablade.com They work much better than carpet blades.

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 05-24-2015, 01:53 PM
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  • geezer
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(05-24-2015, 09:07 AM)Mrchick Wrote: The Personna shaving blades are available at tryablade.com They work much better than carpet blades.

Thank you!
~Richard

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