05-27-2012, 10:58 AM
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                I read the other day with customary pleasure, Teiste's review of the Simpson Harvard 3 shaving brush .

Over the last few days things started registering in my mind about his review and a 'Duke" 1 in pure that I have.

The Brush, which I bought not that long ago from a UK shop has me wondering if maybe it's a Somerset Simpson NOS.

The Simpson sticker detached it's self after a short period of time to show a lamp blacked Simpson stamp underneath.

Now at this point I thought nothing of this, only to think how nice to have a Simpson stamp but after reading Teist's post on the "Somerset" it set me wondering .

The brush also came with the same instruction leaflet mentioning " a rural backwater in Somerset" and although its in pure its very soft.

So gents could this a"Somerset" I hands it over to the experts !

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 05-27-2012, 11:21 AM
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Yes, if the label is lampblack then it's Somerset.

I assume the sticker said "Made in England"?

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 05-27-2012, 11:40 AM
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Yes still have the sticker ............:


SIMPSON
Made in England
Sterilized

would be nice to think it's Somerset, it must have sat on a shelve for a few years Smile

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 05-27-2012, 11:55 AM
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Gary is the man to answer that.
Very nice brush indeed,my friend.

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 05-27-2012, 02:14 PM
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(05-27-2012, 11:55 AM)Teiste Wrote: Gary is the man to answer that.
Very nice brush indeed,my friend.

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 05-27-2012, 07:32 PM
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Looks like a Somerset to me. A nice brush that should serve you well.

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 05-28-2012, 05:25 PM
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Believe that I read somewhere that the Somerset Simpson pure was very near to the current best in feel. Unfortunately I have no personal experience! Since you will, please let us know!

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 05-28-2012, 10:06 PM
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(05-28-2012, 05:25 PM)john parker Wrote: Believe that I read somewhere that this Somerset Simpson pure was very near to the current best in feel. Unfortunately I have no personal experience! Since you will, please let us know!
Hi John
I can confirm that the "pure" this brush comprises of is in a different league to my Simpson special in pure.
Although the overall appearance of the knot is not as attractive as a best the tips are beautify soft and most efficient.

I initially was going to order a 1 in best but in the time taken to order , it had been sold. But the same vendor had a 1 in pure so I thought why not ? I don't mind a bit of prickle ! how different it tuned out .
A nice little bargain be it Somerset or not !

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 05-28-2012, 10:22 PM
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You have got a 1991-2007 Somerset made brush. Not made at Nimmer but at Ilminster, Somerset when David Carter owned the company.

Gary

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 05-29-2012, 06:04 AM
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(05-28-2012, 10:22 PM)Gary Young Wrote: You have got a 1991-2007 Somerset made brush. Not made at Nimmer but at Ilminster, Somerset when David Carter owned the company.

Gary

Thank you Gary, kind of you to reply and give the definitive answer.

I'm glad the brush is now back in it's home county. The chase is over ! Smile

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 05-29-2012, 09:10 PM
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Would love to see ALL of the brush! Any chance you could indulge me with another pic showing the brush in its entirety? Many thanks in advance.

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 05-30-2012, 01:16 AM
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There you go Ben. Not the best of pics as I only have my phone camera.



   
   

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 05-30-2012, 04:55 AM
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(05-30-2012, 01:16 AM)4711 Wrote: There you go Ben. Not the best of pics as I only have my phone camera.

Much obliged John. You have yourself a beautiful brush there (and nicely photographed I might add). Enjoy and use in good health!

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