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by GaryYoung
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney... catch me up?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2117

Re: Rooney... catch me up?!?

I’ve been trawling through some old Simpson paperwork today and have found some old receipts from the 70s/80s re: hair supply. Will scan in some examples and post on a separate new thread. It’s been great fun today looking at some of the old paperwork! I’ve found some old price lists from the 70s/80...
by GaryYoung
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney... catch me up?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2117

Re: Rooney... catch me up?!?

Chris, My comment on this post and my earlier reply to you were meant in no way to avoid an answer or try to hoodwink. So I apologise if this is how it has been viewed by you. My family ran a shaving brush business for over 70yrs, using the same supplier of badger hair for the majority of that time....
by GaryYoung
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney... catch me up?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2117

Re: Rooney... catch me up?!?

As a rule, UK badger hair is simply too coarse to use for brushes.

Gary
by GaryYoung
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 31
Views: 7491

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

I chose Nimmer as that was the name of the hamlet in Somerset where our old brush factory was located-Nimmer Mills. Beautiful part of the UK and lots of happy memories for me growing up there.

Gary
by GaryYoung
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 31
Views: 7491

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

I’ll be using what I would call ‘Best’ grade-equivalent to the Best we used to use at Nimmer (and before in London). Sourced from the right places! This whole venture is about making the brushes as true to the methods I was shown as a kid. Good quality materials. Handmade. Quality Control will be so...
by GaryYoung
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 31
Views: 7491

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

Hi All, I hope everyone is as well as can be expected considering current times... It must be an age thing but I have forgotten my old profile log in, hence the new one! Well it’s taken some time to get to this stage but...brushes are soon to be made. Handmade by me here in Dorset, UK. I am going to...