01-23-2015, 03:03 AM
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Hello friends,

Here 2 old brushes from Simpson, looks like unused but I don't have any idea of the ERA of these, any helps would be appreciated
Rover have 2 bands and KH 3 bands

Here is the picture :

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Thanks for looking
Chris

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 01-23-2015, 09:41 AM
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Wow, Chris! You have been collecting quite a few wonderful brushes, lately! Good luck with your query! Thumbup

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 01-23-2015, 12:20 PM
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  • Jovan
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Great looking Rover.

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 01-23-2015, 12:27 PM
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Not sure on any info in regards to these brushes, but man, they are nice looking. Congrats!

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 01-23-2015, 01:03 PM
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  • refles
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Wonderful brushes Chris, stunning example of vintage pieces. The sticker isn't even seen anymore (either prior or current iteration of it). 

Did you send the photo over to Mark, that's what I did when I originally acquired the M6, he's pretty good at giving you the manufacturing range. My guess is that the sticker may isolate the years and probably Mark's eye to the lines of the handle could fine tune it closer. 

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 01-23-2015, 01:08 PM
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Thanks Refles, wish that Mark throw an eye here and help me, I will email him Smile

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 01-23-2015, 01:33 PM
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Those are two superb Simpson vintage brushes.  I've never seen that type of Simpson sticker before. 

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 01-23-2015, 03:00 PM
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Beautiful.

I'd say they are Carter era brushes.

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 01-23-2015, 04:26 PM
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  • ben74
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If the decal reads "Made in London" then the brush is 1930's.

If the decal reads "Made in England" then the brush is made after 1941.

EDIT: Forgot to add David Carter gave us the "Rover" brush, hence they are Carter Era.

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 01-23-2015, 04:41 PM
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(01-23-2015, 04:26 PM)ben74 Wrote: If the decal reads "Made in London" then the brush is 1930's.

If the decal reads "Made in England" then the brush is made after 1941.

This. I'd say they're from the Somerset era, probably with about 30 years or so. Perhaps Mark can shed some more light on this.

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 01-26-2015, 10:29 AM
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(01-23-2015, 01:33 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Those are two superb Simpson vintage brushes.  I've never seen that type of Simpson sticker before. 

+1.  Excellent brushes (and stickers, too).

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 01-26-2015, 02:05 PM
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Beautiful find! Congrats!

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 01-26-2015, 06:21 PM
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  • ben74
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[Image: TJwmZ1V.jpg]

The vintage cardboard promotional display pictured above (on the counter at Bullgoose Shaving Supplies) features the same logo style and was described by the seller (in 2014) as: 


"from the original owners of the Simpson brush factory and are about 20 years old."

Well, Simpson changed ownership in 1990 or 1991 when David Carter acquired it (along with Coates, which Simpson acquired in 1942). 


Below is a flyer from the 1970's showing Simpson Boar, Pure and Best brushes along with Coates hair brushes. Note the absence of the "Rover."

The "Rover" did not appear until David Carter took over, so despite the Ebay vendor's description quoted above, I believe the different decal is Carter Era too, hence the brushes pictured in the opening post date from 1990 to 2008 (when Vulfix, owned by the Watterson family acquired Simpson). I believe they were most likely shop "display" brushes, rather than standard stock (hence their current outstanding/unused condition).


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EDIT: I have no idea while the formatting for font, size and line spacing has gone askew, my attempts to correct it have been unsuccessful, apologies.

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 01-27-2015, 01:19 AM
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That's really cool...

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 01-27-2015, 01:45 AM
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Just simply beautiful " Chris " they look in fantastic condition................. The KeyHole KH4 which was custom made for me in Super is my ToGo brush.


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