08-29-2012, 08:10 PM
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just of curiosity, where does the Langness fall in to the timeline?

is it an old brush or a new handle shape?

[Image: manlang.jpg]

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 08-29-2012, 08:18 PM
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(08-29-2012, 08:10 PM)Bruce Wrote: just of curiosity, where does the Langness fall in to the timeline?

is it an old brush or a new handle shape?

[Image: manlang.jpg]

That handle looks like the Kent T8 ,that if the memory is not failing me, I remember Mark telling me that they made that habdle under the Vulfix name and for Kent too :

[Image: Kent1.jpg]

I had one of those Kent T8 on my hands and the handle was a delight thing to admire ,but the hair...oh boy,scratchy as sandpaper!!!Sad

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 08-30-2012, 04:07 AM
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thanks Teiste.

it doesn't get much attention but is a beauty. very simply, but looks very comfortable and beautiful.

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 09-13-2012, 03:17 PM
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What a wonderful, interesting and thoroughly absorbing thread. My Simpsons brush need is going to get the better of me next pay day.
Thanks for all of this wonderful information, Gary. Also, I think its pretty wonderful to see your signature on a brush made by the current owners.

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 09-27-2012, 03:16 PM
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So, which handle styles are the oldest?

Sorry if I could have searched it, I tried a couple of terms, didn't find the answer.

Is the classic a classic? Or is the Chubby older? What about the Duke?

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 10-26-2012, 07:35 AM
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Gary Young Wrote:1979- First full brush made by me under the supervision of both my Grandfather and Dad.

This one gave me chills. What a fantastic memory to have from such a young age of 8 years old. Thank you very much for sharing this.

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 10-31-2012, 02:11 PM
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Quote:asharperrazor Wrote:
So, which handle styles are the oldest?

Sorry if I could have searched it, I tried a couple of terms, didn't find the answer.

Is the classic a classic? Or is the Chubby older? What about the Duke?

The actual oldest brush design still in production is the Wee Scot - although the original smaller Wee Scot 1 was before the current size made.

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 10-31-2012, 02:13 PM
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Hi Gary, thanks for jumping in. Hope all is well in the UK.

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 10-31-2012, 02:16 PM
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Quote:Johnny Wrote:
Hi Gary, thanks for jumping in. Hope all is well in the UK.

Hi Johnny!

Sorry for the 'time off'! Having a few days well needed holiday so thought I would take a few mins to chekc out the forum and see what's occuring...

Gary

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 10-31-2012, 03:21 PM
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(10-31-2012, 02:16 PM)Gary Young Wrote:
(10-31-2012, 02:13 PM)Johnny Wrote: Hi Gary, thanks for jumping in. Hope all is well in the UK.

Hi Johnny!

Sorry for the 'time off'! Having a few days well needed holiday so thought I would take a few mins to chekc out the forum and see what's occuring...

Gary

Excellent to see you back around Gary!!

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 01-08-2013, 02:53 AM
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(04-11-2012, 02:45 PM)Gary Young Wrote:
(04-11-2012, 02:25 PM)ajc347 Wrote: Thanks for the picture Gary. Smile

Is the Tourist part of the family collection?

The brush in the photo is not my one. Mine is slightly older! Wink
I have at least one of each of the range from 1919 - 1990, in all hair grades and handle materials. Also brushes from our earlier family brands - Bajer, Simie, Alexsim, Simbal...

Gary

Simie?? Lol. Isn't that slang for a huge hairy woman who shaves?? Smile Seriously.

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 01-08-2013, 05:14 AM
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Welcome back Gary!

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 03-30-2013, 02:27 PM
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I think Simpson makes the best brushes around. I love the simple, classy look, the best badger hair knot, the gold stamp and the feel of one in my hand.

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 05-05-2013, 10:51 AM
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Little note for anyone interested...

Nimmer Mill is on the market. Just been looking at some current photos online. On the market at £500k. It looks nothing like it did when brushes were being made. Most of the rooms have been opened up, with only the water wheel looking anything like familiar.

At £500k to say I'm interested would be an understatement...! To have back some of our family's 'history' would be great.

Our old family home further up the hamlet is also for sale. Maybe it's time to 'head back home'....

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 05-05-2013, 11:46 AM
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(05-05-2013, 10:51 AM)Gary Young Wrote: Little note for anyone interested...

Nimmer Mill is on the market. Just been looking at some current photos online. On the market at £500k. It looks nothing like it did when brushes were being made. Most of the rooms have been opened up, with only the water wheel looking anything like familiar.

At £500k to say I'm interested would be an understatement...! To have back some of our family's 'history' would be great.

Our old family home further up the hamlet is also for sale. Maybe it's time to 'head back home'....

Gary

May you have good fortune with whatever you decide.

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 05-06-2013, 01:58 AM
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Go for it Gary. This must be a rare chance to get back too your family roots and ties, along with your families old home. What a rare offer, may never come up again both home & Nimmer Mill.

Charles U.K

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 05-16-2013, 07:28 AM
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Since it's on the market, I suppose it'd be a great opportunity to at least tour the place, and perhaps share some photos.

On a different note, I was browsing the thread hoping to find information regarding some of the other names that were placed on Simpsons brushes, and the time frame these were produced. Abraham & Straus is one such name that comes to mind.

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 05-16-2013, 08:27 AM
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Others include Alexsim, Bajer, Simbal, and Simie, I believe.

(05-16-2013, 07:28 AM)Andrew Wrote: On a different note, I was browsing the thread hoping to find information regarding some of the other names that were placed on Simpsons brushes, and the time frame these were produced. Abraham & Straus is one such name that comes to mind.

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 05-23-2013, 04:14 AM
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(05-05-2013, 10:51 AM)Gary Young Wrote: Little note for anyone interested...

Nimmer Mill is on the market. Just been looking at some current photos online. On the market at £500k. It looks nothing like it did when brushes were being made. Most of the rooms have been opened up, with only the water wheel looking anything like familiar.

At £500k to say I'm interested would be an understatement...! To have back some of our family's 'history' would be great.

Our old family home further up the hamlet is also for sale. Maybe it's time to 'head back home'....

Gary

Interesting, wouldn't it be cool to live where some of our favourite brushes were made! Too much of a commute for me I'm afraid, but if you are interested...

Agent's listing here or you can download the Agent's brochure here

What looks to be a website from local owner or history enthusiast here

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 06-13-2013, 11:42 AM
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Quote:Andrew Wrote:
Since it's on the market, I suppose it'd be a great opportunity to at least tour the place, and perhaps share some photos.

On a different note, I was browsing the thread hoping to find information regarding some of the other names that were placed on Simpsons brushes, and the time frame these were produced. Abraham & Straus is one such name that comes to mind.

Abraham & Strauss, Aspreys, Bentley, Boots the Chemist, Brooks Brothers, Cable Car Clothiers, Cecil Jacobs, D.R. Harris, E.R. Cooper, Floris, HMP (His/Her Majesty's Prisons), Macys, Maitlands, Rolls Royce, Tiffany, Trumper.... to name a few for you

Gary

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