03-19-2013, 04:34 AM
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  • mark1966
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Just arrived and I'm not sure what I have.

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On one side it is marked C M 2

On the other side is the remains of a sticker that says 'BEST BA' - presumably 'BEST BADGER' with underneath you can just make out what I think is the top of the word 'STERILIZED'

Any ideas what i have brush experts?

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 03-19-2013, 04:26 PM
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That one stumps me. There were a lot of brush makers in the 1920s through the 1950s both in the US and worldwide. Many copied each others work so it can be hard to tell with the handle marking that are available.

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 03-19-2013, 05:23 PM
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I've had comments on another forum suggesting that it is a Simpson, with the CM referring to Charles and Mary - two important members of the early Simpson family , or definitely a Rooney with the the CM2 is referring to Caswell Massey.

The comments gave me a thought and looking through another thread on that forum I wonder if this is it? Unfortunately that member is no longer active. It also looks similar to the first one here so I've PM'ed that member to ask about it.

I'm tending to lean to it being a Rooney myself.

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 03-20-2013, 03:53 AM
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I believe it is a Rooney.

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 03-20-2013, 05:49 AM
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(03-20-2013, 03:53 AM)ben74 Wrote: I believe it is a Rooney.

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 03-20-2013, 03:51 PM
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  • mark1966
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Thanks guys.

I'm calling it a Rooney now Cool

Pics will follow in due course post clean up

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 03-20-2013, 05:48 PM
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Looking forward to them!

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 04-07-2013, 02:03 PM
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(03-19-2013, 05:23 PM)mark1966 Wrote: I've had comments on another forum suggesting that it is a Simpson, with the CM referring to Charles and Mary - two important members of the early Simpson family , or definitely a Rooney with the the CM2 is referring to Caswell Massey.

The comments gave me a thought and looking through another thread on that forum I wonder if this is it? Unfortunately that member is no longer active. It also looks similar to the first one here so I've PM'ed that member to ask about it.

I'm tending to lean to it being a Rooney myself.

No Charles or Mary Simpson in my family, I can assure you of that!

The scariness of the Internet when people think they know more about my family than I do! Very funny!

Gary

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 04-07-2013, 02:13 PM
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I'd go for Rooney too. That sticker is coloured and printed very similar to the sticker on a Butterscotch one I sold a while back. Also the tool marks remind me of the one I had too. Poorly finished at the factory but a cool brush nonetheless. Enjoy it!

How are you doing, Gary?

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 04-07-2013, 02:21 PM
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(04-07-2013, 02:13 PM)Gairdner Wrote: I'd go for Rooney too. That sticker is coloured and printed very similar to the sticker on a Butterscotch one I sold a while back. Also the tool marks remind me of the one I had too. Poorly finished at the factory but a cool brush nonetheless. Enjoy it!

How are you doing, Gary?

I'm fine thanks! And yes it is a Rooney!

Gary

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 04-07-2013, 04:31 PM
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Hello Gary; been a while, trust all's going well where you are.

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 04-07-2013, 10:08 PM
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Welcome back to the forum Gary!

Mark, looking forward to the post clean up pics...

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