Nypd 1924 Safety Razor With Miniature Gold Badge And Inscription And Box
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Nypd 1924 Safety Razor With Miniature Gold Badge And Inscription And Box:
This is an incredible piece of NYPD Police memorabilia, given to an officer at the Sergant's Benevolent Association Banquet on January 19. 1924. This razor is a boxed folding duty razor patented May 11, 1921, with brass or bronze folding star shaped finger holes and a stainless engraved cover. It appears to take a standardsafetyrazor blade which fits in between the two pieces and the cover with the badge folds over it..
It has a small City of New York badge with "Sergant" and the number 3100. I have been told that this number is the telephone exchange of the old headquarters on Centre St. and is a number fixed in NYPD lore, there was a magazine called "Spring 3100" for NYPD cops. The stainless cover has an engravedinscriptionfrom the Sergent's Benevolent Ass'n as shown in the pictures
The safety razor could be used, if one wanted to, and was probably handy to carry around on late nights and double shifts when the Sergant didn't get a chance to shave. It doesn't look like he used it much. And it still has the original hard shell box.
Edit: I should probably add that I believe that the badge is gold, but I can'tguaranteethe karat since it is unmarked. It is very small and you wouldn't want to melt it down, anyway.
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