Vintage brush Ever-ready 100 (VB17)

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Ever-ready shaving brushes has been iconic in the shaving industry for more than a century, The Kampfe brothers introduced the Star Razor in 1875, the first safety razor made in the United States. Jerry Reichard, after working for the Kampfe Brothers for 23 years, leaves to start his own company - the Gem Cutlery Company in 1898. In 1903 Jerry Reichard leaves Gem to form yet another razor and blade producer, The Yankee Company, which is later renamed Ever-Ready in 1905. Gem & Ever-Ready merge in 1906. In 1915 Ever-Ready Shaving Brushes are first introduced. Gem & Ever-Ready merge with Star to become the American Safety Razor Corporation in 1919.

 This two toned brush comes in a red and cream handle and is fitted with a 20 mm Synthetic knot. The brush stands 105 mm tall and weighs 56 grams. It is a bit heavier than the original would have been as we filled the plastic handle with resin to ensure it is more resistant to damage. The brush has an hourglass shape with a waist size of 29 mm and a base diameter of 34 mm.

Unfortunately we cracked the bottom of this while removing the old knot, but as it is filled with resin it will be perfectly functional for its intended use. If you are on a tight budget but would like a vintage brush this might just be the one for you!