05-07-2012, 04:05 AM
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I picked up a vintage "art deco" style Simpsons brush over the weekend. I recall Gary saying that another art deco style brush was actually made in the 1960s. This one looks different from the one I remember seeing, and I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about it. Anyway, enjoy the pics. . .

       

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 05-07-2012, 04:16 AM
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  • Dave
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Wow that is neat looking. Nice Pickup

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 05-07-2012, 05:52 AM
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Same era-from the 60s. Grandad went through a stage of chequer designs, but they weren't as popular as he thought they would be!

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 05-07-2012, 06:21 AM
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(05-07-2012, 05:52 AM)Gary Young Wrote: Same era-from the 60s. Grandad went through a stage of chequer designs, but they weren't as popular as he thought they would be!

Thanks Gary. I think it's pretty neat and plan to give it the respect and attention it deserves. Hoping the knot is usable, as I was eager to try out the vintage Best hair.

BTW - So glad to hear you are feeling more comfortable.

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 05-07-2012, 06:36 AM
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I usually don't like checkerboard patterns on handles, but that looks pretty classy.

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 05-07-2012, 07:07 AM
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That's a cool brush, Mike. I hope you like the original knot.

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 05-07-2012, 10:27 AM
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(05-07-2012, 07:07 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: That's a cool brush, Mike. I hope you like the original knot.

Thanks. Me too. I just hope it's not too shaggy. I've not yet received it in hand.

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 05-07-2012, 10:40 AM
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  • Johnny
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Well, if it looks anything like the picture, it should be very useable.

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 05-07-2012, 02:13 PM
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Neat brush.

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 05-07-2012, 03:44 PM
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That's a very nice looking brush. Smile

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 05-07-2012, 06:31 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Mike, a real looker! You're likely in rarefied air with that brush. Congrats!

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 05-07-2012, 06:40 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I have never seen a Simpson like that. Great find!

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 05-07-2012, 08:34 PM
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Wow, that is a unique looking brush!

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 05-08-2012, 08:49 AM
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Thanks everyone. Will post some additional pics upon receipt and report on its condition as a user.

I have my sights on another vintage Simpsons butterscotch that if things play out I'll post some pics of soon as well.

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 05-08-2012, 04:25 PM
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(05-07-2012, 04:05 AM)nEver-Ready Wrote: I picked up a vintage "art deco" style Simpsons brush over the weekend. I recall Gary saying that another art deco style brush was actually made in the 1960s. This one looks different from the one I remember seeing, and I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about it. Anyway, enjoy the pics. . .

Looks like someone was dreaming of disco a little early.
It should be interesting for you to try out. Let us know how it goes!

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 05-08-2012, 05:53 PM
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  • ben74
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Cool find, congratulations!

I can tell you it has a brother:

[attachment=1645][attachment=1646]

(And I'm not the owner, wish I was though!)

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 05-09-2012, 10:18 AM
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(05-08-2012, 05:53 PM)ben74 Wrote: Cool find, congratulations!

I can tell you it has a brother:



(And I'm not the owner, wish I was though!)

I've seen this one before. . . Perhaps it will someday be yours. . .

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 05-09-2012, 11:12 PM
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Those are both very cool designs, I wish they were as creative now as they once were. Aside from their beautiful knots, Simpson brushes are dull. They have the market cornered on boring white handles.

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 05-10-2012, 07:23 AM
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I really love that checkered design, I wish some modern Simpsons would have unique looks like that.

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 05-10-2012, 09:44 AM
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Just got it in hand last night. The knot is pristine - I doubt it has ever been used, as there is no sign of blooming. The whole thing, including the knot, was covered in a yellowish film, which was easily wiped off the handle. I suspect it was kept on display in a smoker's home.

Will try lathering the knot and using it tomorrow

As received:

   

Knot (approx 22 x 47mm)

   

After cleaning handle:

   

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