03-24-2018, 04:45 PM
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I have way to many years collecting Simpson Brushes and it is not often I find one I have never seen before. I found this in the wild at the flea market from a new seller. It is a AS4M in Best Badger. I have several AS2's and AS3's but this is my first AS4. My Google-fu came up with zero results for AS4M. The body is 2 1/2 inches and overall at 4 1/2 and the knot is 27-28 mm. Very comfortable in the hand with a nice size to weight ratio. In very good condition and after a good cleaning, the knot feels like it had good life left in it. 


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 03-24-2018, 05:23 PM
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Wow.

That's awesome.

Congratulations!

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 03-24-2018, 05:54 PM
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Great find Tim.

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 03-24-2018, 06:06 PM
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  • chazt
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That's a beauty of a brush. Thanks for sharing and enjoy!

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 03-24-2018, 06:26 PM
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  • Shaun
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Very, very nice brush, oh yes. And in the wild, too? Excellent, my friend.

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 03-25-2018, 02:43 PM
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Thanks for the kind words 

(03-24-2018, 06:26 PM)Shaun Wrote: Very, very nice brush, oh yes. And in the wild, too? Excellent, my friend.

It is exciting to find a new model number. It least now there is one google result for AS4M

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 03-25-2018, 02:53 PM
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I have seen one other AS4. I’m not sure the difference the AS4 and the AS4M. Lovely brush “m” or not.

The owner of the AS4 is a member here and maybe he will come along and post a pic.

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 03-25-2018, 03:39 PM
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(03-25-2018, 02:53 PM)Manning Wrote: I have seen one other AS4. I’m not sure the difference  the AS4 and the AS4M. Lovely brush “m” or not.

The owner of the AS4 is a member here and maybe he will come along and post a pic.


I would love to see a picture of the AS4 to compare the two. I find no relationship between AS2 to AS2M and AS3 to AS3M. All four are a unique shape unto themselves 

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 03-26-2018, 03:52 AM
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  • jar
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(03-25-2018, 03:39 PM)timwcic Wrote:
(03-25-2018, 02:53 PM)Manning Wrote: I have seen one other AS4. I’m not sure the difference  the AS4 and the AS4M. Lovely brush “m” or not.

The owner of the AS4 is a member here and maybe he will come along and post a pic.


I would love to see a picture of the AS4 to compare the two. I find no relationship between AS2 to AS2M and AS3 to AS3M. All four are a unique shape unto themselves 

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And I posted my speculation that the ASx (no "M") brushes might have been the Abraham & Straus brushes while the ASxM brushes might have been Asprey brushes.  That would also explain why folk see some AS stamped Simpsons in £ while others sold in $.



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 03-29-2018, 04:44 PM
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  • Shaun
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Also, AS = Alex Simpson

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 03-29-2018, 06:05 PM
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(03-29-2018, 04:44 PM)Shaun Wrote: Also, AS = Alex Simpson


IMHO, I concur with Alex Simpson. I have and had seen AS2's and AS3's labeled on the backside Cable Car Clothiers, Strawbridge & Clothier, and Wanamaker off the top of my head. There is so much knowledge being lost to time.

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