12-17-2019, 07:54 AM
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  • rev579
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Is there a historical timeline of the Rooney Brushes? Are there pictures of the various designs and offerings, both vintage and modern?

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 12-17-2019, 08:16 AM
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I have no timeline other than 1950-60’s for the vintage butterscotch. Don’t have many modern, but there were some nice ones made. Rooney came in all sizes and shapes. Here are a few I have easy access to. They range, in my den, from 2 1/2 to over 6 inches overall height

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 12-17-2019, 02:47 PM
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There's not really a lot of information; but this link provides a brief history of R.A. Rooney & Sons.  Lee Sabini also has a more recent history in process that we hope to be able share soon. 

Lovely collection of old Rooney's, BTW.

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 12-17-2019, 04:41 PM
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(12-17-2019, 02:47 PM)BSWoodturning Wrote: There's not really a lot of information; but this link provides a brief history of R.A. Rooney & Sons.  Lee Sabini also has a more recent history in process that we hope to be able share soon. 

Lovely collection of old Rooney's, BTW.

Label patterns, Handle shapes, Catalog pages, Box/Packaging, and other possible identifiers through the ages would be amazing, in addition to the narrative that is provided in the above link.

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 12-19-2019, 03:59 AM
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(12-17-2019, 04:41 PM)rev579 Wrote:
(12-17-2019, 02:47 PM)BSWoodturning Wrote: There's not really a lot of information; but this link provides a brief history of R.A. Rooney & Sons.  Lee Sabini also has a more recent history in process that we hope to be able share soon. 

Lovely collection of old Rooney's, BTW.

Label patterns, Handle shapes, Catalog pages, Box/Packaging, and other possible identifiers through the ages would be amazing, in addition to the narrative that is provided in the above link.

It would be, but we might need to wait a bit for all that.

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 12-20-2019, 02:17 PM
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Nice to see the big curvaceous beauty next to the 3/3 on the right. Name per another forum user. Mine has some after market label of some kind on it I think that is no longer visible, but if there's a picture of a label on the front of that brush could you post it tim?

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 12-20-2019, 03:03 PM
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(12-20-2019, 02:17 PM)kooshman7 Wrote: Nice to see the big curvaceous beauty next to the 3/3 on the right. Name per another forum user. Mine has some after market label of some kind on it I think that is no longer visible, but if there's a picture of a label on the front of that brush could you post it tim?

Interestingly, a similar (same?) brush is available on eBay.

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 12-20-2019, 03:12 PM
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(12-20-2019, 03:03 PM)BSWoodturning Wrote:
(12-20-2019, 02:17 PM)kooshman7 Wrote: Nice to see the big curvaceous beauty next to the 3/3 on the right. Name per another forum user. Mine has some after market label of some kind on it I think that is no longer visible, but if there's a picture of a label on the front of that brush could you post it tim?

Interestingly, a similar (same?) brush is available on eBay.

That would be mine. I didn’t realize it was so big when I bought it. Really a display piece more than anything and I try hard to keep my massive collection down to what I’ll use.

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 12-20-2019, 06:46 PM
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(12-20-2019, 02:17 PM)kooshman7 Wrote: Nice to see the big curvaceous beauty next to the 3/3 on the right. Name per another forum user. Mine has some after market label of some kind on it I think that is no longer visible, but if there's a picture of a label on the front of that brush could you post it tim?

These are my brushes pictured. Big curvy in the middle with the remaining Rooney label shown

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 12-23-2019, 10:33 PM
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I dub the one on the far right as the “Stout Gentleman”

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 12-24-2019, 03:28 AM
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(12-23-2019, 10:33 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: I dub the one on the far right as the “Stout Gentleman”


That is a Kent V-16, the largest Kent made. It came with a 38mm knot but was reknotted with a 36. I think it was sold as a store display, but never found documentation on that 

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