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. Ever-Ready Shaving Brushes are first introduced in 1915. Gem & Ever-Ready merge with Star to become the American Safety Razor Corporation in 1919.
This brush has been fitted with a new 19 mm synthetic Tuxedo knot, and is ready to continue its legacy. This red&cream beauty sits nicely in the hand and is in a very good condition for its age, the brush weighs 72 grams and stands 103 mm tall. This brush dates from the late sixties or an earlier era.