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.
We fitted this cream & red handle with a 19 mm Silvertip knot set deep enough to give it a tad more stiffness. This ever popular brush will now perform better than at any other time during its 'career'. The brush stands 101 mm tall, has a waist of 28 mm and weighs 62 grams.
This 150 is in very good shape, they are easier to track down than many other brushes, but this helps if you are looking for brushes in pristine or very good condition as the range of stuff out there is wider. Ever-ready brush numbering is unclear at best, please tell us if you find good sources of information on these popular shaving brushes.
Treat this brush nice and it will see 100 years and more on planet earth, dancing over your cheeks on every occasion you demand it to do so.