05-14-2022, 08:31 AM
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*Tried posting a small vid but cannot figure how from imagur. Doesn't work so provided a link*

This will be my 3rd brush with these markings and I have no clue who the brand is. This one has a wood handle while my other 2 are bone. I will say that markings on this one are much cleaner. Appears to be a dragon or a Pegasus coming out of water with a cross and on all 3 the lettering and dragon are done in gold.

Just curious if anyone is familiar with brand/maker. I'll post more images once I'm done with the handle. All that's left is the ferrule which I hope to be done with today.

https://imgur.com/a/cVUouT6

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 05-14-2022, 08:53 AM
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Before
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 05-14-2022, 09:02 AM
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(05-14-2022, 08:53 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Before
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Nice work.

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 05-14-2022, 09:10 AM
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  • Wolf
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Very good restoration. Congratulations.

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 05-14-2022, 09:29 AM
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Thank you!

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 05-14-2022, 12:00 PM
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Beautiful restoration.  I would have figured that brush was not salvageable.

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 05-14-2022, 12:55 PM
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(05-14-2022, 12:00 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Beautiful restoration.  I would have figured that brush was not salvageable.

Thank you! That's actually the reason I tried lol. Figured if I screwed it up or it couldn't be salvaged it was at least practice for another brush down the road.

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 05-14-2022, 01:42 PM
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(05-14-2022, 12:55 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote:
(05-14-2022, 12:00 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Beautiful restoration.  I would have figured that brush was not salvageable.

Thank you! That's actually the reason I tried lol. Figured if I screwed it up or it couldn't be salvaged it was at least practice for another brush down the road.

Absolutely gorgeous work!  And I agree - I would have classed that brush as well beyond dead originally.  Any idea what sort of knot you will set in it?

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 05-14-2022, 02:16 PM
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(05-14-2022, 01:42 PM)Screwtape Wrote:
(05-14-2022, 12:55 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote:
(05-14-2022, 12:00 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Beautiful restoration.  I would have figured that brush was not salvageable.

Thank you! That's actually the reason I tried lol. Figured if I screwed it up or it couldn't be salvaged it was at least practice for another brush down the road.

Absolutely gorgeous work!  And I agree - I would have classed that brush as well beyond dead originally.  Any idea what sort of knot you will set in it?

Thank you! I've decided to go with a boar knot. I feel that will accent nicely and you can't beat a good boar brush.

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 05-14-2022, 03:21 PM
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Gorgeous.

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 05-14-2022, 03:42 PM
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A vintage handle like that one definitely calls for a boar knot.

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 05-14-2022, 03:51 PM
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(05-14-2022, 02:16 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote:
(05-14-2022, 01:42 PM)Screwtape Wrote:
(05-14-2022, 12:55 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Thank you! That's actually the reason I tried lol. Figured if I screwed it up or it couldn't be salvaged it was at least practice for another brush down the road.

Absolutely gorgeous work!  And I agree - I would have classed that brush as well beyond dead originally.  Any idea what sort of knot you will set in it?

Thank you! I've decided to go with a boar knot. I feel that will accent nicely and you can't beat a good boar brush.

Sounds like a great choice! A good boar knot would definitely be in keeping with the spirit of the original brush.

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 05-14-2022, 04:07 PM
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  • chazt
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Wow, that’s super impressive! You started with what essentially appeared to be junk and transformed it into a viable, attractive tool. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Sisi

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 05-15-2022, 07:25 PM
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So well done it's hard to believe its the same brush. Nice work!

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 05-16-2022, 03:55 AM
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Wow, great job!!

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 05-16-2022, 09:12 AM
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Thank you everyone for the kind words!

Got the knot on order as well as another project on the way! Biggrin

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 05-19-2022, 07:30 PM
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Google books has "Brooms Brushes and Handles" from November, 1920: https://books.google.com/books?id=JiAK57WWzWEC&pg=RA6-PA44&lpg=RA6-PA44&dq=%22firm+in+rubber%22#v=onepage&q=%22firm%20in%20rubber%22&f=false page 44

Kip Brush Company
449 Greenwich Street
New York, N.Y.
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Kipco (figure of a griffin), "Firm in rubber",
"Firm Set", "Best Ever"

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 05-20-2022, 07:30 AM
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(05-19-2022, 07:30 PM)rmongiovi Wrote: Google books has "Brooms Brushes and Handles" from November, 1920: https://books.google.com/books?id=JiAK57WWzWEC&pg=RA6-PA44&lpg=RA6-PA44&dq=%22firm+in+rubber%22#v=onepage&q=%22firm%20in%20rubber%22&f=false page 44

Kip Brush Company
449 Greenwich Street
New York, N.Y.
Shaving Brushes
Kipco (figure of a griffin), "Firm in rubber",
"Firm Set", "Best Ever"

That is awesome!! Thank you very much. With that information I was able to find out that the griffin holding the cross is a Kip family crest. There is another Google book that details the family. I love stuff like this! Thanks again for the help!

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 05-21-2022, 06:50 PM
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 05-21-2022, 07:14 PM
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  • chazt
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Beautiful!  Clap

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