10-13-2016, 06:08 AM
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Does anyone have any side by side photos of the models 100, 150 and 200 that look like the below? I am trying to get an idea of size differences. Or if someone even had the specs to match!

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 10-13-2016, 11:25 AM
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I've restored several of each.  The ER 100 and 150 are pretty much the same size.

Picture above (left to right):  ER 200, ER 150, ER 100


Here are the specs to the three above.

   

ER 100
Handle height:   52.3mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle]:  28.3mm 
Base of handle:  33.62mm
 
ER 150
 
Handle height:  51.34mm 
Grip ring [narrow part of handle]:  27.97mm
Base of handle:  33.47mm
 
ER 200
 
Handle height:   55mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle]:  30.5mm 
Base of handle: 37mm 

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 10-13-2016, 11:45 AM
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I had to do a little file searching.  Here are the specs for four more. . . .

   

ER 200 (Black over Marble Red)
Handle height:  54.26mm 
Grip ring [narrow part of handle]:  30.2mm
Base of handle:  36.85mm
 

ER 200 (Black over Butterscotch)
Handle height:  54.87mm 
Grip ring [narrow part of handle]:  30.42mm
Base of handle:  37.1mm
 

ER 150 (Black over Marble Red)
Handle height:  51.22mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle]: 27.0mm 
Base of handle: 33.3mm
 

ER 100 (Black over Butterscotch)
Handle height:   52.37mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle]:  28.12mm 
Base of handle:  33.7mm

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 10-13-2016, 04:10 PM
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Very nice. all three! I'm re-knotting 8 to 10 right now; of witch 3 are ever ready.

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 10-14-2016, 01:14 AM
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Thanks.  Ever-Ready made a bunch of cool handle.  

I like the variety of different colors.

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 10-14-2016, 03:59 AM
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Thanks Gigster!    That is some extremely helpful info.   I landed this week via a FB BST a 100 in the blue/white color combo I wanted(referenced in the WTB section) and a friend has a green/black 200 which got me interested in these beautiful handles.  Now I know that the 150 is not that necessary to get/try if I already have a 100.

Have you restored anything bigger than a 200?  I assume the 250 compared to the 200 is similar in difference between the 100/150?     What about the 300+ series?

BTW, I hope to land some cool color combos eventually like that blue one you posted above.   Guess patience and luck will play a part.  

My goal is to have a lineup similar to this one including the blue one like yours.   Black/Red and Green/Black appear to be the most common combos out there....but if lady luck is on my side I can get all of these for a beautiful 7 day set.   :o)    
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For anyone who has restored some of these, I also have another question.   My sweet spot for knots is closest to 21/45.   What size knot should I buy to achieve this size once installed?

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 10-14-2016, 04:37 AM
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I haven't had my hands on an Ever-Ready 250.   The higher the model number does not necessarily equate to a larger handle size.  For example, Ever-Ready also made a “400PB” that’s the same size as the ER 100 and ER 150.  The specs of a Ever-Ready 400PB,
 
Handle height:  51.22mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle]: 27.0mm  
Base of handle: 33.3mm

The 400PB I have is pretty generic aesthetically  – White over Black.



Here is a Ever-Ready 300 I restored.  It's the same size of the 200s.  The ferrule (upper portion of the brush) is the same as the 200s.  The lower portion is different, when compared to a 200.


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Size of knot. . . . .


200s typically have a knot hole diameter larger than 21mm.  Here are the measurements of the restores after I removed the old knots:  21.67mm, 21.86mm, and 21.77mm.  


The Ever-Ready 300 above was 22.4mm.


Diameter measurement after I removed the old knots from 100s and 150s:

ER 100:  20.85mm


ER 150:  20.2mm, 21.00mm, and 21.0mm


I never contemplate a knot size until I remove the old knot.  Handle to handle. . . .there are variations in knot hole diameters.  There is always the possibility of doing something wrong during the removal and accidentally increasing the diameter.  *Edit to Add:  Knot to knot. . . .there are variations in knot sizes.*


Several "rules of thumb". . . . .


1.  Order a knot that is 1 - 1.5mm smaller than the knot hole diameter.  


2.  Do not increase the knot hole diameter of a handle until you have the new knot in hand and measured.    

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 10-14-2016, 06:39 AM
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Those are great looking brushes. What knot size can those take? 20-22mm?

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 10-14-2016, 06:57 AM
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(10-14-2016, 06:39 AM)lloydrm Wrote: Those are great looking brushes. What knot size can those take? 20-22mm?


200s can typically take a 20mm knot - without increasing the knot hole diameter.

If you increase the knot hole diameter. . . . .you could fit a 22mm, 24mm, 26mm, or 28mm knot easily.  Beyond that. . . .you would really push the limits of ferrule stability and aesthetics.

100s / 150s can take a 20mm knot, but may require a slight increase in knot hole diameter.

Increase the knot hole diameter, 100s/150s can take a knot up to 26mm.  I wouldn't go beyond 26mm.

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 10-16-2016, 09:45 PM
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Thank you!

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 10-17-2016, 07:27 AM
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Here is a photo of an Ever Ready brush that once had a knot composed of a mixture of badger and nylon. They called it "Badgerlon". It's the plexi handle with the ivory colored ferrule. I think it'll make a nice brush, but am undecided as to whether to replace the knot with latest generation synthetic or maybe an HMW or Manchurian. (The red/white brush also shown was my dad's first brush, circa 1930's. I enlarged the hole appropriately, gave it a new silvertip badger knot and it's still going strong.)

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 10-17-2016, 01:14 PM
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(10-17-2016, 07:27 AM)brothers Wrote: Here is a photo of an Ever Ready brush that once had a knot composed of a mixture of badger and nylon. They called it "Badgerlon". It's the plexi handle with the ivory colored ferrule. I think it'll make a nice brush, but am undecided as to whether to replace the knot with latest generation synthetic or maybe an HMW or Manchurian. (The red/white brush also shown was my dad's first brush, circa 1930's. I enlarged the hole appropriately, gave it a new silvertip badger knot and it's still going strong.)

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Is your "Badgerlon" a 300BN?  

I've seen a few 300BN's that had the shape of a 200.  Like your "Badgerlon."  I haven't seen one with an acrylic lower.

That will be a nice restore.

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 10-17-2016, 01:20 PM
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(10-17-2016, 01:14 PM)Gigster Wrote: Is your "Badgerlon" a 300BN?  

I've seen a few 300BN's that had the shape of a 200.  Like your "Badgerlon."  I haven't seen one with an acrylic lower.

That will be a nice restore.

No, I just checked and it is a 500BNL. Are you familiar with that version? This came from an estate sale.

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 10-17-2016, 01:31 PM
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I've seen several 500BNs, but they have the Persian Jar shape.  

Badgerlon was Ever-Ready's name for a mix of Badger hair and Nylon strands in the knot.  "BN" was their common designation.  I haven't seen the "BNL" before.  Interesting.

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 10-17-2016, 02:06 PM
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Recently re-knotted some brushes. Here are the Ever Ready's. As following 100T, 250 beehive, and a 5-CA. The red 5-CA was my guinea pig hence the overage of epoxy;live and learn. The 250 beehive I'm thinking of re-knotting with Black badger for the extra scritch.

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 10-17-2016, 02:47 PM
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I have 3 100Ts just like yours. One has been restored and the other 2 have not. Am thinking of re-knotting one of them and like the knot on your 100T. Can you tell me what it is and where you got it?
Thanks, Alan

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 10-17-2016, 06:19 PM
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(10-17-2016, 02:47 PM)Alan Wrote: I have 3 100Ts just like yours. One has been restored and the other 2 have not. Am thinking of re-knotting one of them and like the knot on your 100T. Can you tell me what it is and where you got it?
Thanks, Alan

I picked them up from Maggards; the price was right and fast shipping. They sell them in 22mm and 24mm. Check out their reviews they compare them to Plisofts. I found them super soft with great back bone. I bored out my 100T to 24mm.

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 10-17-2016, 08:14 PM
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Thanks for the info, I'll check them out.
Alan

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 10-23-2016, 07:31 AM
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I love these brushes!!! The colors are gorgeous! I like the translucent ones and I'm having a hard time finding any locally . Thanks for sharing gents!

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