04-19-2015, 02:41 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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This arrived recently from the UK: a mint condition, pure bristle Co-Operative Wholesale Society (C.W.S.) brush with butterscotch handle, holster and Bakelite container with price decal intact, complete with little inside red drip sponge. I'm calling it circa 1945, but I don't know for sure. Advice welcome Smile

Surprisingly, the brush is not much bigger than the Simpson Wee Scot, to my delight. One of the pictures below show this. 

For those interested in CSW, please read the following link: I am from a working background from the north of the UK, and feel a strong connection to this kind of product.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CWS

And here are the pictures:

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 04-19-2015, 07:49 PM
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  • blzrfn
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I'm getting tired of being second highest bidder!  Wink 

Very nice score Shaun!

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 04-19-2015, 10:41 PM
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  • Shaun
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(04-19-2015, 07:49 PM)blzrfn Wrote: I'm getting tired of being second highest bidder!  Wink 

Very nice score Shaun!

Hi Dave

Had I known Smile

Nice to receive a comment. Most folk seem to be interested in new brushes. I prefer vintage for both aesthetic and historical reasons. I do have a few new brushes too, some of which are superb (Duke 2, for example), but they just don't 'grab' me in the same way.

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 04-20-2015, 03:34 AM
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  • eengler
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That is a very nice travel unit Shaun. The styling and materials are very attractive. 

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 04-20-2015, 05:13 AM
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(04-19-2015, 10:41 PM)Shaun Wrote:
(04-19-2015, 07:49 PM)blzrfn Wrote: I'm getting tired of being second highest bidder!  Wink 

Very nice score Shaun!

Hi Dave

Had I known Smile

Nice to receive a comment. Most folk seem to be interested in new brushes. I prefer vintage for both aesthetic and historical reasons. I do have a few new brushes too, some of which are superb (Duke 2, for example), but they just don't 'grab' me in the same way.
Lovely vintage brushes. My concern would be their fragility. Am I incorrect?

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 04-20-2015, 05:23 AM
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  • Shaun
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Nothing fragile about some I possess and use regularly. 

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