08-03-2013, 06:09 AM
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I am trying to identify this shaving brush. The handle is made of plastic but I do not know who made or what type of hair the brush is made from.
[Image: DadsShavingBrush_zpsb1f01e01.jpg]

A little history about it, this brush originally belonged to my Dad who used it every day for over 40 years. My Dad passed away in 2004 at the age of 89 and I can remember when he brought it home for the first time, I believe I was 10 years old at the time. I may not be exactly accurate with the time frame of the brush but I know it is rather old.

So if any of you brush aficionados can give me bring me up to date on this brush that would be outstanding.

Thank you,

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 08-03-2013, 06:29 AM
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  • Johnny
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If your Dad used that brush for 40 years he really took good care of his equipment. That hair looks to be in great shape. By the way, the hair is boar hair.

Could be an old Ever Ready brush but I'm not sure.

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 08-03-2013, 06:44 AM
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  • Mouser
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(08-03-2013, 06:09 AM)AKASL Wrote: I am trying to identify this shaving brush. The handle is made of plastic but I do not know who made or what type of hair the brush is made from.
[Image: DadsShavingBrush_zpsb1f01e01.jpg]

A little history about it, this brush originally belonged to my Dad who used it every day for over 40 years. My Dad passed away in 2004 at the age of 89 and I can remember when he brought it home for the first time, I believe I was 10 years old at the time. I may not be exactly accurate with the time frame of the brush but I know it is rather old.

So if any of you brush aficionados can give me bring me up to date on this brush that would be outstanding.

Thank you,
I believe it's an Ever Ready C40. Not sure of the age.

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 08-03-2013, 06:54 AM
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  • Shanman
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Looks like a BurmaShave brush.

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 08-03-2013, 08:17 AM
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  • pc4406
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I think it is a Burma Shave also. I don't think the Ever Ready C-40 had a ring around the collar like this does.

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 08-03-2013, 05:02 PM
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  • Mouser
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http://shavenook.com/thread-the-three-badgers

isn't it the one on the right? The C40? By the way, I'm the owner of the one on the left.

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 08-03-2013, 07:21 PM
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(08-03-2013, 05:02 PM)Mouser Wrote: http://shavenook.com/thread-the-three-badgers

isn't it the one on the right? The C40? By the way, I'm the owner of the one on the left.

Yes the handle looks exactly the same, the knot is different though.

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 08-03-2013, 10:09 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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The Eveready and the Burma Shave handles look the same to me. I have 3 Burma Shaves in the closet in case I need to kickstart a noob. I have one that I've been using for 20 years off and on before I started wetshaving and now it's in my rotation. The Burmas DO have the black collar. Not sure about the Eveready though.

AHHH Just checked mousers' link and now I know why they look the same... Learn something new every day here.....

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 08-04-2013, 06:56 AM
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  • Shanman
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The bristle knot, and the tell tale horizontal seam in the white section of the ABS leads me to believe this is a later model Burma Shave.
http://http://www.personna.com/personna/...ing-brush/

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 08-04-2013, 04:37 PM
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(08-03-2013, 06:09 AM)AKASL Wrote: I am trying to identify this shaving brush. The handle is made of plastic but I do not know who made or what type of hair the brush is made from.
[Image: DadsShavingBrush_zpsb1f01e01.jpg]

A little history about it, this brush originally belonged to my Dad who used it every day for over 40 years. My Dad passed away in 2004 at the age of 89 and I can remember when he brought it home for the first time, I believe I was 10 years old at the time. I may not be exactly accurate with the time frame of the brush but I know it is rather old.

So if any of you brush aficionados can give me bring me up to date on this brush that would be outstanding.

Thank you,

40 years ago would more than likely make it a Burma Shave. Ever Ready C40 brushes were being phased out by that time. Late 1960s and earlier were the heyday of the ER C40 series.

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