07-18-2013, 01:35 PM
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RUBBERSET N158 TRAVEL BRUSH

Hello friends.

I found this brush on ebay Germany. I got it without difficulty with the starting bid. Payment was by bank transfer and Paypal was not accepted, so I guess that it helped not to have competition. I trusted the seller and did not mind the means of payment.

After buying it, I tried to find information on it and I have not gotten anything. Must be a rare brush.

Before receiving it, my idea was restoring it by installing a new knot. I even thought about sending it to Vie-Long factory in Spain (I know it is possible to ask re-knotting service through Gifts&Care). Even I telephoned Ms. Lorena at Valencia and we spoke about it. She is ever kind and helpful. Best service. Best of best. I also thought asking shavemac at Germany, for using their restoration service to install a D01 knot.

But when I received it and saw the condition of the knot, I decided to clean it and disinfect it with a high-level disinfectant used in hospitals to disinfect endoscopes and thermosensitive surgical material (Darodor Sinaldehyd 2000). So I let it soak in a solution of dishwashing liquid, then well washed and brushed with a toothbrush, I gave it a bath sessions in the ultrasound machine, and finally, once dry (the material must be dry enough to not over dilute the disinfectant) gave it a 60 minutes bath (to get the sporicidal effect, of bactericidal and virucidal plus) in the disinfectant. After two or three good rinses, I lathered a couple times to check that the hair had not been altered by the disinfectant, and was lathering properly, and let it dry. After a few days, as I am very scrupulous, I did another 60 minutes disinfection. Following two rinses and two or three lathers to completely eliminate the smell of disinfectant. And let it dry again. The tube container also passed through the ultrasonic cleaner and disinfectant once.

Finally, with a cotton cloth and Titanlux liquid polish containing silicone , I gave it a gentle polishing to obtain all possible brightness without losing more painting of the letters.

Below, the specs, and some pictures prior to cleaning, such as received it, and after cleaning, disinfection and smooth polishing. I think the measures are very close to a Wee Scott brush. The brush is a little oval in the area of the knot, so I put two diameter measurements.

RUBBERSET N158 TRAVEL BRUSH

Material: I think it's celluloid, because it dissolves in alcohol.

Weights
Cap: 5 gr
Tube: 23 gr
Cap + Tube: 28 gr
Brush: 16 gr.
Full set: 44 gr.

Tube
External diameter: 29.5 mm (Inside 24 mm)
Vent hole diameter 11 mm
Cap 20 mm high (inside 18 mm)
Tube high 74.5 mm (inside 72.5 mm)
Overall height with cap 85 mm

Brush
Badger Knot loft 40 mm, Diameter 14.5 -16 mm (is slightly oval)
Handle 33 mm high (18 mm top, 15 mm bottom)
Overall height 73 mm
Top diameter 21.5 - 23 mm
Bottom diameter of the top: 21 mm
Ring diameter 23 mm
Smaller diameter 16.5 mm
Base diameter 22.5 mm

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Pictures before cleaning
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Pictures after cleaning, disinfecting and smooth polishing
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 07-18-2013, 02:49 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Wonderful find and great restoration, Juan! Smile

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 07-18-2013, 06:24 PM
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  • Grumpy
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Very Nice Looking restore

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 07-18-2013, 06:27 PM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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That has to be one of the rarer brushes! Thank you for the great photos of it and the write up!
~Richard

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 07-18-2013, 08:08 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Wonderful Juan, congratulations my friend!

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 07-18-2013, 08:57 PM
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Great job. It's fine looking indeed.

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 07-19-2013, 04:57 AM
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 07-19-2013, 05:57 AM
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 07-19-2013, 06:10 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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That is a great looking little brush now restored to as good as new.

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 07-19-2013, 07:20 AM
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Great pictures with appreciation for the narrative describing the attention to detail for the cleaning of the brush. A gem of a find.

Thanks for sharing.

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 07-19-2013, 07:55 AM
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Juan, hermosa brocha, mi amigo! Biggrin

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 08-01-2013, 11:31 AM
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Well, the little Rubberset N158 is a travel brush. A lot of years, who knows, not traveling, inside a dark drawer. Well, lets go traveling with it. The sun feels good, but in moderation. Right now the small brush is very happy. It is traveling again!

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 08-01-2013, 11:40 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice, Juan ... your humble little brush has enjoyed some nice travels, along with you of course! Biggrin

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