12-23-2019, 12:07 PM
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  • rev579
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To begin with, @Shaun deserves a great deal of credit for everything in this post. Following up on information that he provided, these images,
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I was trying to research one of the brushes in the first image, which he provided. As it turns out, the brush in Question was there, but no descriptive data. With his help, I was able to get this 3rd page:

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I discovered that my brush is from the " Thistle" series, first released and identified in the 1930 Catalog. Hopefully, by sharing this information, more people can identify their "unidentified" Kent.

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 12-23-2019, 01:29 PM
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  • Shaun
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Do you have a picture of your brush, rev?

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 12-23-2019, 02:24 PM
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  • rev579
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(12-23-2019, 01:29 PM)Shaun Wrote: Do you have a picture of your brush, rev?

It is a TF-7. For whatever reason, it does not fit within the "T-Series", but I hope to find out what separates the TF-7 from the other T-Series brushes. I have not done more than a dry detail cleaning on it. It is crazy to think that it was once white.

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 12-23-2019, 02:26 PM
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I am pretty sure I have the WK.5 brush in my collection. I will try and get a pic taken of it over the Christmas break.

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 12-23-2019, 03:16 PM
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  • timwcic
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Two that I can at easily. A few more are blocked by Christmas. A NOS vintage and a modern, a 2009 B&B L.E.


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 12-23-2019, 03:17 PM
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(12-23-2019, 02:24 PM)rev579 Wrote:
(12-23-2019, 01:29 PM)Shaun Wrote: Do you have a picture of your brush, rev?

It is a TF-7. For whatever reason, it does not fit within the "T-Series", but I hope to find out what separates the TF-7 from the other T-Series brushes. I have not done more than a dry detail cleaning on it. It is crazy to think that it was once white.

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AKA, Kent Keyhive

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 12-24-2019, 02:11 AM
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Keyhive or Beehole?

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 12-24-2019, 04:33 AM
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(12-24-2019, 02:11 AM)Rohleder Wrote: Keyhive or Beehole?

Before finding out that they had named this style of handle “Thistle,” I deliberated along those same lines.

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 12-24-2019, 08:11 AM
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(12-24-2019, 04:33 AM)rev579 Wrote:
(12-24-2019, 02:11 AM)Rohleder Wrote: Keyhive or Beehole?

Before finding out that they had named this style of handle “Thistle,” I deliberated along those same lines.

I have one of those too. Would post a photo but it's packed away right now -- we're stuck in the middle of a move. Mine still has a remnant of the Kent sticker. I did not, however, know the name of the style. Thanks!

Great info in this thread!

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 12-24-2019, 08:29 AM
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I managed to take some pictures of a couple of the unusual Kent brushes that I own.

The first one is a boar bristle knot. It has the letters K312 in faint print on the butterscotch handle. Unfortunately any lettering that was on the box has faded in the sun.

The second brush has a badger knot fitted and has the lettering 24 Made in England on the handle and also REGD No810554 on the brush holder. The Box has 24 stamped on it.

I am not sure if my brush is the White Knight I will leave that to the experts on here to decide.

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Steve

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 12-24-2019, 08:46 AM
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  • ChiefBroom
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Wow, wow!

(I tried to post just "Wow!", but got an error message stating the message was too short. That doesn't happen to me very often.)

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 12-24-2019, 09:07 AM
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  • timwcic
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(12-24-2019, 08:29 AM)DJ-SteveD Wrote: I managed to take some pictures of a couple of the unusual Kent brushes that I own.

The first one is a boar bristle knot. It has the letters K312 in faint print on the butterscotch handle. Unfortunately any lettering that was on the box has faded in the sun.

The second brush has a badger knot fitted and has the lettering 24 Made in England on the handle and also REGD No810554 on the brush holder. The Box has 24 stamped on it.

I am not sure if my brush is the White Knight I will leave that to the experts on here to decide.

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Steve

Nice, a Hive-ish turnaround. Very nice pair

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 12-24-2019, 09:11 AM
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A pair of size opposites. A KS-12, one of the smallest from Kent, and  a V-16, one of the largest

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 12-24-2019, 09:58 AM
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  • rev579
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This is way-cooler than I expected. @DJ-SteveD, The White Knight 24 looks amazingly preserved. It would be cool to know what the other one was labeled as. @timwcic, the V series brushes are pretty fantastic, showing the spectrum of sizes(even if the big one was for display only). The little CC86 looks pretty well preserved too. How is the purchase of the 2009 B&B in the hand?

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 12-24-2019, 10:33 AM
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(12-24-2019, 02:11 AM)Rohleder Wrote: Keyhive or Beehole?

I think the answer's "Yes."   Biggrin  (Some VERY interesting designs.  Thanks for sharing!)

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 12-24-2019, 04:11 PM
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Thank you gentlemen for sharing these historic brushes, they make for some of the most enjoyable threads on the forum.

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