06-28-2013, 02:35 PM
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Looking at moving house soon and we've been looking through some old stuff, including boxes of my old brushes. Found this one, the last brush I personally made before the doors closed at Nimmer-Chubby 1 in Best, never used!

Not looking too bad considering I was 18-19 when it was made!

Gary

[Image: BYUPYZY.jpg]

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 06-28-2013, 02:38 PM
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How neat is that. Looks very nice Gary. Thanks for sharing.

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 06-28-2013, 02:41 PM
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(06-28-2013, 02:38 PM)Johnny Wrote: How neat is that. Looks very nice Gary. Thanks for sharing.

Made a lifetime ago Johnny...!
(At least it feels like it!)

Gary

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 06-28-2013, 02:42 PM
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A brush full of memories. That's great.

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 06-28-2013, 02:43 PM
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(06-28-2013, 02:42 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: A brush full of memories. That's great.

Don't have any thoughts chap!

Gary

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 06-28-2013, 03:00 PM
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Gary, thank you for sharing. What do you remember about working at the ole' Mill? Did you fashion the whole range of brushes? Any brushes that were favorites of yours to make? Other responsibilities besides brush-making?

I don't mean to pry and certainly respect your right to enjoy such memories privately; I am only curious.

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 06-28-2013, 03:04 PM
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(06-28-2013, 02:43 PM)Gary Young Wrote:
(06-28-2013, 02:42 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: A brush full of memories. That's great.

Don't have any thoughts chap!

Gary

Well, I always have thoughts. But I realize that's all they'll be.

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 06-28-2013, 03:09 PM
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Lovely brush! I can only imagine all the nice memories "behind" it. Smile

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 06-28-2013, 03:18 PM
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(06-28-2013, 03:00 PM)kentclark Wrote: Gary, thank you for sharing. What do you remember about working at the ole' Mill? Did you fashion the whole range of brushes? Any brushes that were favorites of yours to make? Other responsibilities besides brush-making?

I don't mean to pry and certainly respect your right to enjoy such memories privately; I am only curious.

No worries!

The sound of the water wheel is something I can always picture. The smell of the badger hair in the storage rooms and in the main brush drawing room.
The building itself had such a personality of its own!

I could make from badger to boar, catalin to ivory.

Favourite brush to make is an easy one-ivory handled jar. Such a nice handle shape to turn.

I used to visit the 'London Brigade' (customers) with grandad and dad and always helped out when we had visits at the mill.

Gary

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 06-28-2013, 03:32 PM
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Wow, gorgeous brush Gary! Thank you for sharing this with us. The story behind it is almost romantic, in a weird brush lover sort of way...

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 06-28-2013, 03:40 PM
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(06-28-2013, 03:18 PM)Gary Young Wrote:
(06-28-2013, 03:00 PM)kentclark Wrote: Gary, thank you for sharing. What do you remember about working at the ole' Mill? Did you fashion the whole range of brushes? Any brushes that were favorites of yours to make? Other responsibilities besides brush-making?

I don't mean to pry and certainly respect your right to enjoy such memories privately; I am only curious.

No worries!

The sound of the water wheel is something I can always picture. The smell of the badger hair in the storage rooms and in the main brush drawing room.
The building itself had such a personality of its own!

I could make from badger to boar, catalin to ivory.

Favourite brush to make is an easy one-ivory handled jar. Such a nice handle shape to turn.

I used to visit the 'London Brigade' (customers) with grandad and dad and always helped out when we had visits at the mill.

Gary

Splendid! I can almost picture it. Again, thank you for sharing.

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 06-28-2013, 04:22 PM
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Ahh...there's the lamp black I fell in love with as a youngster in Brooks Brothers on 44th and Madison Ave. I was off and running. Thanks Gary.

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 06-28-2013, 05:17 PM
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(06-28-2013, 02:35 PM)Gary Young Wrote: Looking at moving house soon and we've been looking through some old stuff, including boxes of my old brushes. Found this one, the last brush I personally made before the doors closed at Nimmer-Chubby 1 in Best, never used!

Not looking too bad considering I was 18-19 when it was made!

Gary

[Image: BYUPYZY.jpg]

Well, sometimes opening an old box and seeing the contents provides some good memories and keepsakes. It seems to be that way with that nice looking Chubby!

Enjoy the trip down memory lane.

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 06-29-2013, 04:48 AM
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Gary, thank you for sharing. Excellent!

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 06-29-2013, 09:26 AM
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Very cool Gary. Thanks so much for sharing!

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 06-29-2013, 03:58 PM
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Wonderful Gary, thanks for sharing!

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 06-30-2013, 01:30 PM
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Great thread! Biggrin

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 06-30-2013, 07:58 PM
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Nice memories, and the pictures created in my head are wonderful too. Thanks for sharing.

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 06-30-2013, 08:15 PM
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Nice looking brush. It is part of history now. Enjoy the memories it brings. Life is made of good memories as well. Thanks for sharing.

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 07-01-2013, 09:02 AM
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Very cool Gary. I have a vintage chubby 2 and it is my favorite brush


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