Hand Razor and Pouch

Production date
Circa 1907
Country
USA
State/Province
New York
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Description
Hand razor, packet of blades enclosed in a red leather pouch
Classification
CH classification PERSONAL TOILETRIES Shaving razor
Production place
Measurements
L165 x W43 x H33 (Leather pouch closed.)
Media/Materials description
leather, paper, stainless steel, celluloid
Signature/Marks
PAT. U.S.A. MAY 28. 07
DURHAM DUPLEX
DURHAM DUPLEX RAZOR CO. \ NEW YORK, U.S.A.
History and use
This object was owned by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

It represents the personal aspect of Pound’s life rather than the professional. The object provides insight to an individual who lived and worked in Brisbane for over fifty years during the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. It is one of many objects held in the collection that illustrates personal aspects of his life here in Queensland in addition to his earlier years where he trained in England.

CJ Pound was a man of wide interests and an active member of a range of organised social, literary, historical, geographical and sporting groups in Brisbane. He was President of the Queensland Amateur Photographic Society in 1896, President of the Royal Society of Queensland in 1898, honorary life member of the Royal Queensland Yacht Club, Foundation Member of the Toowong Bowling Club, member of the Johnsonian Club and the Royal Geographical Society.
Registration number
H48976

Country

USA

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