12-25-2012, 12:23 AM
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Hi all.

I've posted elsewhere on a Simpson 41 that started me off here

Since then I've collected a few more - but first the #41 re-knotted in Pure Badger with a 10 re-knotted in Best

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Mark and the team did a great job

These compliment some others I picked up along the way:

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They are a Simpson B2 in pretty good nick I think with sticker, box and instructions. It is only Pure Badger but works well.

There is also a Simpson M1 Best Badger and an unbranded one labelled 'Best badger' 'London Made' and 'Sterilized' - don't know the maker of this one.

A 'recent' eBay win arrived recently, my vintage butterscotch Simpson KW3 Pure Bristle brush. Pics here.

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It is marked on the back with 'Whiting Manchester' - not sure if that was a store it was made for?

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There is a little crack in the side too as you can see in the pic above.

It was, however, the size that surprised me. 116g on my scale and a B-I-G brush compared to my others:

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I suppose that the '3' should have been a giveaway about the size!

It seriously looks unused and I suspect will chew up a LOT of soap!

Size wise -

Handle: 60mm high, 40mm diameter at base

Knot: 55mm loft, 28mm diameter at base

I can't find anybody with another Simpson boar - help anyone?

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 12-25-2012, 09:08 AM
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Wow, those are sure lovely brushes!

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 12-25-2012, 11:14 AM
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Very nice brushes, Mark. I know nothing about its history, but I'll look forward to hearing how the boar brush works with soap and cream.

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 12-25-2012, 01:04 PM
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Thanks guys.

Info on the boar certainly seems elusive!

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 12-25-2012, 02:19 PM
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Im afraid that only one person right now could bring the accurate info about that gorgeous boar brush.Hopefully , he will come back !Biggrin

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 12-30-2012, 01:01 PM
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Circa 1965 brush. We made a great many boar brushes up until the late 1980s. Everyone seems to think of Simpson as a badger brush maker but back in the day our boar brushes were very well made as well! I think your brush has been reknotted- doesn't look like one of our old boar knots to me. This is a KH design (Keyhole)-and yes this was a customer from 'Up North'....

Merry Christmas guys. Hope you have all had a great time.

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 12-30-2012, 02:41 PM
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(12-30-2012, 01:01 PM)Gary Young Wrote: Circa 1965 brush. We made a great many boar brushes up until the late 1980s. Everyone seems to think of Simpson as a badger brush maker but back in the day our boar brushes were very well made as well! I think your brush has been reknotted- doesn't look like one of our old boar knots to me. This is a KH design (Keyhole)-and yes this was a customer from 'Up North'....

Merry Christmas guys. Hope you have all had a great time.

Thanks Gary.

I have seen somewhere an extract from a catalogue where Simpson boars were listed but have never seen one in the flesh.

Interesting that you indicate that this has been reknotted - I'd love to see pics of a 'real' Simpson boar knot. This whole thing looks pretty unused to me so I'm surprised that you suggest that it is not one of your knots.

I know that this is a keyhole (KH) design I presume that the KW designation relates to the 'Whiting' customer.

Merry Christmas to you too Smile

EDIT: the catalogue page was from a post of Gary's at SMF, you can see it here.

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 12-31-2012, 07:07 AM
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Hi Mark, I picked up a Hog Hair brush a few weeks a go. Not a Simpsons I don't think but a very similar knot to yours.

Link to original post... http://shavenook.com/thread-a-couple-of-...ing-for-me

Brush now starting to bloom a bit (not much though) and yes it is a soap muncher.........Biggrin

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 12-31-2012, 02:27 PM
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(12-31-2012, 07:07 AM)missingskin Wrote: Hi Mark, I picked up a Hog Hair brush a few weeks a go. Not a Simpsons I don't think but a very similar knot to yours.

Link to original post... http://shavenook.com/thread-a-couple-of-...ing-for-me

Brush now starting to bloom a bit (not much though) and yes it is a soap muncher.........Biggrin

Steve,

Some great brushes you have! Nice to see the Nimmer Mill reknotted - I did the same with mine but in Pure per the original.

Simpson made brushes for other companies I believe so your boar may be an un-branded Simpson. I'll be trying mine out when I get home from holidays.

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 01-01-2013, 11:29 AM
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(12-30-2012, 01:01 PM)Gary Young Wrote: Circa 1965 brush. We made a great many boar brushes up until the late 1980s. Everyone seems to think of Simpson as a badger brush maker but back in the day our boar brushes were very well made as well! I think your brush has been reknotted- doesn't look like one of our old boar knots to me. This is a KH design (Keyhole)-and yes this was a customer from 'Up North'....

Merry Christmas guys. Hope you have all had a great time.

How good is to see you here , Gary.

Thanks a lot for the info , sir !!!

@ Mark (Simpson1919) : are you gentlemen thinking in releasing some Simpson models with boar hair ?

Boy , that will be excellent...BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

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 01-01-2013, 02:07 PM
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(01-01-2013, 11:29 AM)Teiste Wrote: @ Mark (Simpson1919) : are you gentlemen thinking in releasing some Simpson models with boar hair ?

Considering Vulfix makes boar brushes, it wouldn't seem to be that hard. I'd buy a Simpson's boar.

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