02-25-2014, 04:16 PM
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  • vpayne
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Can some of our members share pictures of your Somerset CH2? I would love to see them all, best, 2 band and Manchurian. How do they differ from todays offering?

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 02-25-2014, 05:57 PM
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  • ben74
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Here you go Vic...

[Image: 4jly7jF.png]

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 02-25-2014, 06:01 PM
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LOL!!!! Did you run out of piano before you ran out of brushes? Great pic!

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 02-25-2014, 06:04 PM
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Oh my god!! Hold still-just a minute.............

Lordy, lordy, lordy......

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 02-25-2014, 06:14 PM
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  • ben74
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Many of them now play piano for other members!

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 02-25-2014, 06:21 PM
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Do the somerset brushes have firmer hair? What's different about them?
I'm told by a few people to look for one.

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 02-25-2014, 06:46 PM
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(02-25-2014, 06:21 PM)vpayne Wrote: Do the somerset brushes have firmer hair? What's different about them?
I'm told by a few people to look for one.

They were just made before Progress-Vulfix bought them. They were made in Somerset, UK as opposed to the Isle of Man now. I'm sure others will be able to more fully discuss differences and similarities between eras as I've only tried a few brushes from the Somerset period, but I have a feeling that the people recommending them do so because of their scarcity and the fact they are collectors items.

I've read some comparison articles and posts and it actually seems that, in a broad sense, the current brushes are more consistently and reliably made.


- Josh -

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 02-25-2014, 06:49 PM
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Here's my Somerset Chubby 1 Butterscotch, age not yet determined (anyone?) Also note the misprint on label Smile

[Image: c09prtt.jpg]

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 02-25-2014, 06:55 PM
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  • refles
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Great collection photos Ben, never ceases to disappoint.

Question, what's that one on the far right, is it still a chubby? Looks to be a size 3 lined up to the others, but the shape isn't the same .. Is that like a pre-chubby design from Somerset time frame as well?


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 02-25-2014, 07:23 PM
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Ben, I like the one on the far left the Best, that brush is SERIOUS!

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 02-26-2014, 01:34 AM
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Just because I'm curious, what year was the "change"/move?

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 02-26-2014, 01:48 AM
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(02-26-2014, 01:34 AM)ShaneN. Wrote: Just because I'm curious, what year was the "change"/move?

Read about it at this link:

http://shavenook.com/thread-simpson-time...19-to-1990

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 02-26-2014, 02:16 AM
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(02-26-2014, 01:48 AM)Shaun Wrote:
(02-26-2014, 01:34 AM)ShaneN. Wrote: Just because I'm curious, what year was the "change"/move?

Read about it at this link:

http://shavenook.com/thread-simpson-time...19-to-1990

That's actually quite interesting. Thanks.

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 02-26-2014, 05:08 AM
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(02-25-2014, 06:55 PM)refles Wrote: Great collection photos Ben, never ceases to disappoint.

Question, what's that one on the far right, is it still a chubby? Looks to be a size 3 lined up to the others, but the shape isn't the same .. Is that like a pre-chubby design from Somerset time frame as well?


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Far right is a Simpson Chubby 3 "Extra Super" which was from the David Carter Era and was the very, very first "Manchurian."

David Carter also is responsible for the "Rover."

In fact if you really want to split hairs, all those lamp black Chubbies in my pic are most likely Carter Era and NOT Somerset... Smile

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 02-26-2014, 03:55 PM
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(02-25-2014, 05:57 PM)ben74 Wrote: Here you go Vic...

[Image: 4jly7jF.png]

How is this? Has everyone seen all the brushes Ben owns/has owned? How does he do it? Who is Ben? Some kind of super hero? BadgerMan? If so, I'd just like to be Brush boy.
Biggrin

Or maybe he's like a Thomas Crown of the badger brush world, masterminding and pulling off all kinds of capers to steal the greatest badger brushes in the world.
my hero.

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 02-26-2014, 04:02 PM
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I'm gonna keep a picture of these brushes. I just like looking at them.

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 02-26-2014, 04:09 PM
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(02-25-2014, 06:46 PM)jpakstis Wrote:
(02-25-2014, 06:21 PM)vpayne Wrote: Do the somerset brushes have firmer hair? What's different about them?
I'm told by a few people to look for one.

They were just made before Progress-Vulfix bought them. They were made in Somerset, UK as opposed to the Isle of Man now. I'm sure others will be able to more fully discuss differences and similarities between eras as I've only tried a few brushes from the Somerset period, but I have a feeling that the people recommending them do so because of their scarcity and the fact they are collectors items.

I've read some comparison articles and posts and it actually seems that, in a broad sense, the current brushes are more consistently and reliably made.

- Josh -

I think it is the very lack of consistency of the vintage brushes that gives them their individual characters. Each one is different and unique, which can't really be said for the newer ones.

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 02-26-2014, 04:44 PM
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(02-26-2014, 03:55 PM)Mouser Wrote:
(02-25-2014, 05:57 PM)ben74 Wrote: Here you go Vic...

[Image: 4jly7jF.png]

How is this? Has everyone seen all the brushes Ben owns/has owned? How does he do it? Who is Ben? Some kind of super hero? BadgerMan? If so, I'd just like to be Brush boy.
Biggrin

Or maybe he's like a Thomas Crown of the badger brush world, masterminding and pulling off all kinds of capers to steal the greatest badger brushes in the world.
my hero.

Blush Blush Blush

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 02-26-2014, 04:52 PM
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  • blzrfn
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I have found (with limited, by comparison, experience) that I prefer the really old Best knots or the really new Best knots. The Sommerset non-butterscotch Super and Best hair did not have the same soft tips nor density that I have come to expect from the brand.

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 02-26-2014, 05:49 PM
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(02-26-2014, 04:09 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(02-25-2014, 06:46 PM)jpakstis Wrote:
(02-25-2014, 06:21 PM)vpayne Wrote: Do the somerset brushes have firmer hair? What's different about them?
I'm told by a few people to look for one.

They were just made before Progress-Vulfix bought them. They were made in Somerset, UK as opposed to the Isle of Man now. I'm sure others will be able to more fully discuss differences and similarities between eras as I've only tried a few brushes from the Somerset period, but I have a feeling that the people recommending them do so because of their scarcity and the fact they are collectors items.

I've read some comparison articles and posts and it actually seems that, in a broad sense, the current brushes are more consistently and reliably made.

- Josh -

I think it is the very lack of consistency of the vintage brushes that gives them their individual characters. Each one is different and unique, which can't really be said for the newer ones.
Ditto.

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