01-17-2015, 04:30 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Today I was driving through the town of Bowral in NSW; stopped, had a look around some old stores...and my eye spied this box. Could it be? Was I going to get something special yet again? Well, yes ....and no. And yes.

This is what I saw:

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Trying not to get too excited, I opened it ...and this:

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Hmm, curiouser and curiouser; I opened it and this was what was inside:

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Ok, not so great, hmmm, no razor (it's a Combination Set 00 from 1918) but a nice bade case, and what about that chrome tube? Opened it...and this Smile (now cleaned):

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Which makes Shaun a happy boy.

A 97 year old brush in excellent, non-shedder condition. I shouldn't think there'd be too many of these around any more.

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 01-17-2015, 05:42 AM
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  • Rufus
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Very nice, but why is it that I never come across such lovely gems?

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 01-17-2015, 02:04 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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It's because I have a brush addiction Smile There's no hiding place!

It's a small brush. Me like small brusheses Smile

Here it is next to my Somerset Wee Scott, just to give you some perspective. The Gillette handle is a little taller, but it's slimmer. I think it's a mixed loft. Very soft bristle/hair.

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 01-17-2015, 08:10 PM
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Nice finds! Smile

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 01-17-2015, 10:15 PM
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That is a classic right there! Congrats on your find Shaun!

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 01-19-2015, 03:03 AM
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  • mark1966
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Nice mate

I think Bowral is closer to CBR than SYD though so by rights this is MINE!!!!!

Feel free to pop in the post at your earliest convenience Smile

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 01-19-2015, 03:29 AM
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  • Snuff
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Nice find but be honest, you expected something else Biggrin

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 01-19-2015, 05:11 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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(01-19-2015, 03:03 AM)mark1966 Wrote: Nice mate

I think Bowral is closer to CBR than SYD though so by rights this is MINE!!!!!

Feel free to pop in the post at your earliest convenience Smile

I made a drawing of it and popped it in the post so you can admire it at close quarters too Smile

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 01-19-2015, 09:29 AM
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Very nice find Smile
Now if you're anything like me you'll have to search around for replacements of the missing items to complete the set Rolleyes

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 01-25-2015, 03:30 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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