05-10-2014, 06:00 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Pristine condition, mixed loft.

Box was in need of cosmetic surgery, but worth doing. For design enthusiasts, the box was designed by the great British industrial designer Milner Gray. You think it looks 1950s? 60s? Think again. Gray was way ahead of his time. This design comes from 1936 ... incredible, non? This makes the brush and box almost 80 years old.

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Here's a link:

Packaging Design - 1939/40<script async src="https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8">


It's basically the same box, but this is the "Chum"; mine is the "Senior" as in:

Culmak Shaving Brush packaging, designed by Milner Gray - c1936<script async src="https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8">

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 05-10-2014, 07:42 AM
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Shaun, lovely brush and you are finding some very unique brushes! Biggrin

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 08-10-2015, 03:50 AM
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(05-10-2014, 06:00 AM)Shaun Wrote: Pristine condition, mixed loft.

Box was in need of cosmetic surgery, but worth doing. For design enthusiasts, the box was designed by the great British industrial designer Milner Gray. You think it looks 1950s? 60s? Think again. Gray was way ahead of his time. This design comes from 1936 ... incredible, non? This makes the brush and box almost 80 years old.

[Image: 9tl0P1b.jpg]

Here's a link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36844288@N00/5670241327/

It's basically the same box, but this is the "Chum"; mine is the "Senior" as in:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36844288@N00/4319126249/
I found one of these today at an op-shop still in the box as well and in GREAT condition, do you know the value thanks Shaun I just love them.

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 08-10-2015, 04:06 AM
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  • Shaun
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Value? Couldn't say. Depends on who is buying and why. You can pick them up for a song, then maybe $80 US, perhaps more. I tend to be rather stingy and pick up brushes as bragains when I can. I am in no hurry. Over time I have acquired quite a collection. Good you picked yours up in an Op Shop.  Nice one.

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