12-15-2014, 11:21 AM
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Bought this the other day with a pewter mug. By the shape I suspected it was a Rooney but there are no markings on the handle at all. There are turning marks on the handle so I believe it's hand made.

Anyone have any ideas?

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 12-15-2014, 11:24 AM
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  • Lando
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very nice brush

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 12-15-2014, 11:54 AM
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Lovely!

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 12-15-2014, 01:50 PM
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  • blzrfn
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I would say that is a very fair assumption. I have a Pewter Rooney with the original decal and some markings on the base which has been posted before. I only have a cruddy group photo that is out of focus and not worthy of cropping on my laptop, but could take some closeup photos later on if you would like to see.

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 12-15-2014, 02:46 PM
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I believe that's the one I saw when I was searching for pics. But yes I'd love to see more pics.

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 12-15-2014, 11:19 PM
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Reminds me of whipped dog!

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 12-16-2014, 01:24 AM
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  • MarkW
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Vulfix 2255 my friend.

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 12-16-2014, 08:27 AM
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  • blzrfn
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Well Mark looks like he has a solid answer for you, but here are the pictures nonetheless.

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The brush has a wonderful knot measuring 24mm in diameter with a 56mm loft. It has some dents, dings and scratches all of which have caused me to consider selling it, but then I use it again and it goes right back onto the never-sell list. I know I've said it a million times, but nothing compares with these vintage knots whether it is from Simpson, Rooney, Kent or Plisson, they just don't have this quality hair out there any more.

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 12-16-2014, 11:47 AM
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Thanks Mark that looks pretty much identical to this handle.

Love the weight of the handle in general. I believe the knot is shot but I am going to shampoo it and clean it and see what happens. It's pretty crispy though.

(12-16-2014, 08:27 AM)blzrfn Wrote: Well Mark looks like he has a solid answer for you, but here are the pictures nonetheless.

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The brush has a wonderful knot measuring 24mm in diameter with a 56mm loft. It has some dents, dings and scratches all of which have caused me to consider selling it, but then I use it again and it goes right back onto the never-sell list. I know I've said it a million times, but nothing compares with these vintage knots whether it is from Simpson, Rooney, Kent or Plisson, they just don't have this quality hair out there any more.

That's a beauty right there. And agree about the hair, I don't know if it's because they have been used countless times it just a better grade of hair but my vintage knots are softer than anything else I have used.

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 12-16-2014, 02:47 PM
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Very cool brushes.

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 12-17-2014, 06:52 AM
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I have the same brush as the OP. It is a nice handle, and I'm glad to know it is a Vulfix.

Unfortunately these are impossible to reknot, as far as I can tell. The pewter is hollow and looks to be filled with some kind of very hard resin, probably epoxy. I don't think there's any way to dissolve the epoxy without damaging the handle...

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 12-18-2014, 12:05 PM
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Very nice brushes

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 12-19-2014, 08:20 AM
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Beautiful brush. Fantastic anvil. Biggrin

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 12-19-2014, 08:20 AM
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Why do we not see more metal brush handles?

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 12-21-2014, 01:38 PM
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  • N8Julo43
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I would love to own a metal handled brush. It being a Rooney would make it even better! Beautiful brush

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 12-21-2014, 08:28 PM
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(12-19-2014, 08:20 AM)Gordy Wrote: Why do we not see more metal brush handles?

I suspect we are going to see more and more of them with the Rubberset 400 renaissance. A lot of craftsmen are starting to make replicas that are in some ways nicer than the real thing.

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 12-22-2014, 05:50 AM
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(12-21-2014, 08:28 PM)NSmalls Wrote:
(12-19-2014, 08:20 AM)Gordy Wrote: Why do we not see more metal brush handles?

I suspect we are going to see more and more of them with the Rubberset 400 renaissance. A lot of craftsmen are starting to make replicas that are in some ways nicer than the real thing.
I would rep you if I could figure out how. [Image: oglvvd.gif]

Edit: I would appreciate it if someone knows of a Stainless steel alternative to the Rubberset 400.

I have both a Rubberset 400 and a Dubl Duck M3 set to be my first restores. But I would like stainless steel, He ain't heavy, he's my brush.

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 12-22-2014, 05:57 AM
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If love a TI one but I fear what the price tag would be on it.

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 12-22-2014, 06:01 AM
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  • Gordy
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(12-22-2014, 05:50 AM)White Tuna Wrote: I would rep you if I could figure out how.

Rep me?

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 12-22-2014, 09:56 AM
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(12-22-2014, 06:01 AM)Gordy Wrote:
(12-22-2014, 05:50 AM)White Tuna Wrote: I would rep you if I could figure out how.

Rep me?
Add reputation. Some forums have it. It is a way for you to let the person know that you like what they posted.

I like the way that Watchuseek.com does it where the person who gets the rep can see but there is no "Badge" or other visual system that divides the community.

I just agree strongly that we are going to see more and more of them and some will be nicer than the real thing.

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