07-01-2019, 11:35 AM
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Hi,

I am completely new to this superb forum and would be very grateful for some advice. I am a lady, and ‘no’ I do not shave, but I was clearing a relative’s garage and came across a Rooney Shaving Brush that I cannot identify anywhere on the web. Would any of you knowledgable gentlemen be able to help me identify it?
Many thanks,
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 07-01-2019, 01:26 PM
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  • timwcic
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It’s a Rooney Beehive probably from around 1980’s. Not terrible old but in what looks to be unused condition. Here is one that I have which is similar but a bit older

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 07-01-2019, 03:49 PM
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  • chazt
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Tim, the knot on your beehive looks beautifully soft. Do you use it much?

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 07-02-2019, 08:37 AM
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  • timwcic
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(07-01-2019, 03:49 PM)chazt Wrote: Tim, the knot on your beehive looks beautifully soft. Do you use it much?


Thanks for asking, it actually is. It is dyed boar with nicely split ends. I use it carefully about 3-4 time a year. When done, I dry it in a cardboard tube to keep the bristles straight. The rest of the time it is a cabinet queen

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 07-04-2019, 03:03 AM
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Well, I guess the ebay seller has all of the info she's going to get.

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 07-06-2019, 08:45 AM
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  • BSWoodturning
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(07-04-2019, 03:03 AM)primotenore Wrote: Well, I guess the ebay seller has all of the info she's going to get.

Well I couldn't find it on eBay; but it sure is an interesting take on the beehive.   Smile

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 07-06-2019, 12:53 PM
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(07-06-2019, 08:45 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote:
(07-04-2019, 03:03 AM)primotenore Wrote: Well, I guess the ebay seller has all of the info she's going to get.

Well I couldn't find it on eBay; but it sure is an interesting take on the beehive.   Smile
Tim's is much nicer. Folks who join a shave forum to find out the value of their gear,...well, they don't endear me to themselves.

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 07-06-2019, 01:31 PM
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(07-06-2019, 12:53 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(07-06-2019, 08:45 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote:
(07-04-2019, 03:03 AM)primotenore Wrote: Well, I guess the ebay seller has all of the info she's going to get.

Well I couldn't find it on eBay; but it sure is an interesting take on the beehive.   Smile
Tim's is much nicer. Folks who join a shave forum to find out the value of their gear,...well, they don't endear me to themselves.

No argument on either point.  Tim's is the more elegant--and probably ergonomic--design for sure.  I just find it interesting to see yet another beehive variant if for no other reason than to appreciate the skill that went into creating it.  I mean, getting all those beads right by hand is no mean feat.

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 07-06-2019, 03:08 PM
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  • timwcic
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I looked on EBay and Etsy and could not find it. It is a funky looking Beehive with the highrise base but squat body.
Just another one and done, in and out member

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 07-06-2019, 03:18 PM
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(07-06-2019, 12:53 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(07-06-2019, 08:45 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote:
(07-04-2019, 03:03 AM)primotenore Wrote: Well, I guess the ebay seller has all of the info she's going to get.

Well I couldn't find it on eBay; but it sure is an interesting take on the beehive.   Smile
Tim's is much nicer. Folks who join a shave forum to find out the value of their gear,...well, they don't endear me to themselves.


I can see your point.  But if one has a brush like that and knows nothing about them and has no one to ask, how else other than temporarily joining a forum are you supposed to find out the information you want?

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 07-06-2019, 03:26 PM
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(07-06-2019, 03:18 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(07-06-2019, 12:53 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(07-06-2019, 08:45 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote: Well I couldn't find it on eBay; but it sure is an interesting take on the beehive.   Smile
Tim's is much nicer. Folks who join a shave forum to find out the value of their gear,...well, they don't endear me to themselves.


I can see your point.  But if one has a brush like that and knows nothing about them and has no one to ask, how else other than temporarily joining a forum are you supposed to find out the information you want?
I understand what you're saying. However, most posts such as these aren't from interested shavers, but rather from sellers trying to make a buck. 

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 07-06-2019, 04:04 PM
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Fair points. In my mind, the worst case scenario is that a person throws away a nice brush because they assume it has no value. At least if they come here, there is a chance at preserving history. They may or may not get that from just perusing eBay. Some of these brushes are unique and hard to identify.

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