06-05-2022, 03:10 PM
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I was drawn to this one simply for the handle. Not a style you see often. Originally all black but I felt returning it to the same wouldn't allow it's style to come through. Was unable to fully remove all the original black that had seeped into the wood grain so I used a walnut stain to blend it in.

Brush originally had a 16mm boar and though I like boar, that was just too small for my taste. Hoped over to TGN and grabbed a 16mm Master badger Silvertip. Perfect fit! Gonna let the adhesive dry and give it a run in the next day or 2.

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Before knot vid of the handle
https://imgur.com/a/Dygdcgj

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 06-05-2022, 03:47 PM
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Freddie, you're putting us to shame with your restorations.  That turned out to be a beautiful and unique little brush.

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 06-05-2022, 04:36 PM
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(06-05-2022, 03:47 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Freddie, you're putting us to shame with your restorations.  That turned out to be a beautiful and unique little brush.

Nothing of the sort my friend and I thank you for the kind words. Just more of the hobby I get to enjoy and can share with others. Be the last one I do for a bit. Next couple weeks keeping me busy!

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 06-05-2022, 06:12 PM
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. “Damn, Son!” Clap

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 06-05-2022, 06:43 PM
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(06-05-2022, 06:12 PM)chazt Wrote: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. “Damn, Son!” Clap

Lol thank you my friend!

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 06-06-2022, 01:58 AM
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Absolutely beautiful. I would have sworn that brush was good for nothing but the garbage can, or maybe kindling for the woodstove! And now it looks like it's fresh from a custom maker's shop!

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 06-08-2022, 07:45 AM
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What made you think it was a Rubberset? It actually pre-dates the existence of the Rubberset company. This is an 1880 Koch's company catalog with your brush in it.



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 06-08-2022, 10:50 AM
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Great work Freddie, much respect!

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 06-09-2022, 05:06 AM
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(06-08-2022, 07:45 AM)TobyC Wrote: What made you think it was a Rubberset? It actually pre-dates the existence of the Rubberset company. This is an 1880 Koch's company catalog with your brush in it.



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The same handle styles were used across different companies. In the first image you can see the box and paper that came with it. There is the chance it's a Koch's brush but was placed in the Rubberset box. I do appreciate you sharing that. Cool to see and good to know for future reference!

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 06-09-2022, 06:43 AM
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Is there a brush number on the box?

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 06-09-2022, 09:32 AM
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(06-09-2022, 06:43 AM)TobyC Wrote: Is there a brush number on the box?

I will have to check after work.

Edit: here is image of box from the listing it arrived in. Do not see any numbers but will verify once I'm home. 

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 06-09-2022, 06:37 PM
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It would be on an end flap, which looks like it's gone. Doesn't matter, very cool brush!  Thumbsup

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 06-10-2022, 03:19 AM
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(06-09-2022, 06:37 PM)TobyC Wrote: It would be on an end flap, which looks like it's gone. Doesn't matter, very cool brush!  Thumbsup

Sorry for the late reply but I believe you are right. Yes the end flap is gone but it does state "Every Bristle Gripped Everlastingly in Hard Rubber". Being a wood handle brush with the knot glued in there was no rubber. Thanks for the heads up and the knowledge! 

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 06-10-2022, 10:13 AM
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(06-10-2022, 03:19 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote:
(06-09-2022, 06:37 PM)TobyC Wrote: It would be on an end flap, which looks like it's gone. Doesn't matter, very cool brush!  Thumbsup

Sorry for the late reply but I believe you are right. Yes the end flap is gone but it does state "Every Bristle Gripped Everlastingly in Hard Rubber". Being a wood handle brush with the knot glued in there was no rubber. Thanks for the heads up and the knowledge! 

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