11-19-2019, 09:25 AM
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  • rev579
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All I can gather from what I can read is this is a Wilkinson Sword brush. Sterilzed. Badger Hair. Made in England. 2 is on the bottom of the base.

This was lathed, the marks are clearly visible. There were stickers or labels on the ferrule portion of the brush handle,  one with a rectangular shape and the other, a diamond shape. Are there any ideas?
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I did run across one other handle that was very similar to this one, however it was marked with a number 1 on the bottom. Here are some saved images of that one:
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Any clues would be great!

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 11-19-2019, 09:58 AM
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Very, very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Gillette label on a Wilkinson brush wouldn't make much sense to me, but Gillette had (has?) a trademarked design geometrically similar to the faded area on your brush's handle.

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 11-19-2019, 11:35 AM
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My two-bob's worth:

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 11-19-2019, 12:41 PM
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(11-19-2019, 11:35 AM)Shaun Wrote: My two-bob's worth:

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Would Benwell be the maker?
I am not sure of where this first ad came from:
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But this ad came out of The Daily Mail
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 11-19-2019, 02:53 PM
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Hi Rev

I can't see the dates and references here. Can you provide the date for publication of the Daily Mail? Maybe a link?

The Benwell  sticker says "Made By Benwell", so yes, I guess it is made by Benwell. Who really knows, though?

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 11-19-2019, 03:35 PM
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(11-19-2019, 02:53 PM)Shaun Wrote: Hi Rev

I can't see the dates and references here. Can you provide the date for publication of the Daily Mail? Maybe a link?

The Benwell  sticker says "Made By Benwell", so yes, I guess it is made by Benwell. Who really knows, though?

It's really too small to read well. I was able to read 90% of the Shaving Brushes ad, which references "The Wilkinson", a Wilkinson's Chrome Grip. The other ad seems to come from the Daily Mail, and the top right handle seems to reference a "Challenge to German". The brushes in the bottom of the second ad look like at least one other brush I have. It is plaster filled and I doubt it is the same.

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 11-21-2019, 11:14 PM
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Pretty cool mystery to solve!

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