11-23-2019, 08:02 AM
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  • rev579
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I have seen a variety of Simpson brush labels. With the variety, there has been some semblance of guessing the production range. There is a sticker/decal/label that seems to be a little more difficult to guess when it was made. In the image below, there is a No. 4, and (2) Vintage Major travel brushes, marked with a No. 5.

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The (2) Majors have different labels. The middle Major has a label/decal that matches the No. 4 on the left. These 3 might allow for identifying the label on the No. 4, which looks like a "Special".

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Early Wee Scot
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Pre-1941
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Nimmer Mill Somerset
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An Older Somerset
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2006
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2012
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Modern Label
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Most Recent Label
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Are there guidelines for establishing an approximate date of manufacture based on the label? Any ideas about the No. 4 in the first image?

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 11-23-2019, 08:04 AM
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  • ChiefBroom
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What a great post!

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 11-23-2019, 08:04 AM
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Congratulations on your superb Simpson collection!

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 11-23-2019, 08:07 AM
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(11-23-2019, 08:04 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Congratulations on your superb Simpson collection!

Thank you, however this is not my collection by any stretch of the imagination. I have a few, but they are all small. Wee Scots, a Duke, an unknown, and an old Major.

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 11-23-2019, 08:20 AM
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I will add, for the sake of clarity, two of the three brushes referenced in the first image have (4) lines of text, which include the hair quality used in the knot. This is unlike most of the labels that have been seen over time. The inclusion of the knot quality is listed in the pre-1941 brush labels. I struggle with entertaining this element to suggest the brushes with this detail are of the early 1940 brushes, however, the 40 series did begin in the 1940's.

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 11-23-2019, 09:12 AM
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(11-23-2019, 08:04 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Congratulations on your superb Simpson collection!

The only brush in the OP that belongs to me is this one:
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 11-23-2019, 02:56 PM
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A very interesting thread!

My contribution: A Simpson Chubby 1 from Nimmer Mill...but take a really close look at the spelling on the decal Smile

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 11-23-2019, 07:03 PM
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(11-23-2019, 02:56 PM)Shaun Wrote: A very interesting thread!

My contribution: A Simpson Chubby 1 from Nimmer Mill...but take a really close look at the spelling on the decal Smile

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Way cool. Those are really cool and a great contribution. Identifying it as a Nimmer Mill brush is helpful too.

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 11-23-2019, 11:31 PM
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This is a five stars thread.Thanks a lot for the info and pics.

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 11-24-2019, 01:01 PM
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Does anyone know of any differences between the 2006, 2012, and "modern" example(the image of the Case from Maggards)?

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 11-25-2019, 11:36 AM
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After seeing Shaun's post above I checked my vintage Simpsons and discovered I also own a miss spelt brush.

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 11-25-2019, 11:47 AM
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  • Shanman
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Awesome thread!

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 11-25-2019, 12:45 PM
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(11-25-2019, 11:36 AM)DJ-SteveD Wrote: After seeing Shaun's post above I checked my vintage Simpsons and discovered I also own a miss spelt brush.

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How absolutely wonderful to see! Have you any more information about your brush?

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 11-26-2019, 01:06 AM
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Hi Shaun

I have owned the brush around 6 years, it is New old stock and never been used it comes complete with the instructions and wrapping. I will try and dig it out over the weekend and take some better pictures.

I have never seen or come across another red vintage Simpsons brush so was wondering if it was a special order or one off maybe?

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 11-26-2019, 03:31 AM
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Wow, a 72! I dig the contrasting ring.

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 11-26-2019, 10:45 AM
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(11-25-2019, 12:45 PM)Shaun Wrote:
(11-25-2019, 11:36 AM)DJ-SteveD Wrote: After seeing Shaun's post above I checked my vintage Simpsons and discovered I also own a miss spelt brush.

[Image: 0RDLfyE.png]

How absolutely wonderful to see! Have you any more information about your brush?

(11-26-2019, 01:06 AM)DJ-SteveD Wrote: Hi Shaun

I have owned the brush around 6 years, it is New old stock and never been used it comes complete with the instructions and wrapping. I will try and dig it out over the weekend and take some better pictures.

I have never seen or come across another red vintage Simpsons brush so was wondering if it was a special order or one off maybe?

Great brush!!
There was a post, somewhere on the interweb, where gary young offered some historical context for this amazing red brush. That post could offer a date or date range of manufacture for both brushes.

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 11-27-2019, 07:17 PM
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Second picture in the post happens to be mine. No problems with it being used by all means, just was surprised to see it!

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 11-27-2019, 07:58 PM
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(11-27-2019, 07:17 PM)kooshman7 Wrote: Second picture in the post happens to be mine. No problems with it being used by all means, just was surprised to see it!

The gigantic collection? Wow. I found it using some google-fu. I take it you have an example of just about each label used.

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 11-28-2019, 10:33 PM
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Not even close. Mine are mostly new. I try to limit what I get to what I'll use. The number I have is at an inordinate level though by now but I still try to keep to that: only what I will use. It just happens now I don't get around to everything as fast as I would like. There are other well known members that would have a better range of vintage Simpson brushes than I do. I can state there are some labels that are rarely seen, and believe I have pictures of that saved. I do save pictures often of stuff I like, and could probably help with that. Send me a message to remind me if you would like me to dig them up and I can send them.

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 11-29-2019, 05:48 AM
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Great Thread;
 i have to post some of my old simpsons with orginal decals.



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