Cheri & Pamela â€” That's very interesting. Your knife has the trade mark DURâ€“X
on the knife, just below the patent number. Mine has no mention of the word DURâ€“X
anywhere, not on the knife, the printed tissue, or the box.
I think this may be another example of products or their packaging being changed to suit different marketplaces. Like Lillicrap's Hone
, but for a rather different reason.
It would have been impossible to promote a razor-sharp knife in Britain, the Commonwealth, and possibly throughout Europe with the brand name DURâ€“X
, as DUREX
was and is our most famous brand of contraceptive condom! I believe that in the early days of London Rubber Industries, Durex was used for many of their products, indeed a colleague recalled a large tin he had labelled DUREX SELF ADHESIVE TAPE
, another to set your imagination going and make your eyes water, but with the successful marketing of their condoms, they restricted its use to just this one range.
And that's all I am saying on this subject. As you will appreciate, I wrote this very carefully.