10-02-2013, 12:39 PM
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and how old is it?
Anyone know?
Just curious.

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 10-02-2013, 01:06 PM
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  • Teiste
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Plisson was established in 1805 , but R.A. Rooney can trace its history back to the late 17th years.Maybe somebody will bring more light to this.

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 10-02-2013, 01:37 PM
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(10-02-2013, 01:06 PM)Teiste Wrote: Plisson was established in 1805 , but R.A. Rooney can trace its history back to the late 17th years.Maybe somebody will bring more light to this.
The oldest brush maker is Miss Jennifer Calder she is 103 years old and trims brushes for Simpson. She has lived on the Isle for 103 years.

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 10-02-2013, 02:17 PM
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(10-02-2013, 01:37 PM)Barrylu Wrote:
(10-02-2013, 01:06 PM)Teiste Wrote: Plisson was established in 1805 , but R.A. Rooney can trace its history back to the late 17th years.Maybe somebody will bring more light to this.
The oldest brush maker is Miss Jennifer Calder she is 103 years old and trims brushes for Simpson. She has lived on the Isle for 103 years.

Can't argue with that.

According to Teiste's information, Plisson would be the longest continuously operating brush manufacturer.

edit: New info: Kent says they're established circa 1777. source: kent website.

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 10-05-2013, 04:49 PM
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To answer my own question, according to the Classic Shaving site, R.A. Rooney has been making shaving brushes since the late 17th century. That's the late 1600's. I guess that would be hard to beat.

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 10-06-2013, 03:10 AM
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Historians often credit the French with the origin of the modern shaving brush in the 1750's...

Manufacturers such as Kent and Rooney produced other brushes, including hair and tooth brushes too and perhaps prior to shaving brushes?

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