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by Gary Young
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Why buy Simpsons brushes?
Replies: 32
Views: 3970

Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

Hi Guys, This is probably my first view of the forums for a about a year. Hope those of you that I chatted with previously are keeping well. I've read more negatives than positives in regards to 'why buy Simpson brushes'. Real shame as so much hard work was put in for some many years by my family to...
by Gary Young
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpsons box color
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Simpsons box color

Red was one of the traditional colours back in the family's times.

Gary
by Gary Young
Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Applying lampblack to Somerset Simpson brushes...
Replies: 24
Views: 4226

Re: Applying lampblack to Somerset Simpson brushes...

Guys I am sorry but I have no plans of any kind of foray, either via forums or 'practical', as far as anything 'Simpson' is concerned. Different opinions and understandings a while ago have meant that I am resigned to being part of that Simpson 'history'. I still view the forums occasionally but wil...
by Gary Young
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Contact for historical info and help with our old brushes
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Contact for historical info and help with our old brushes

Guys

If in the future anyone needs and background info on any of our old brushes please feel free to email me using the email address linked to my profile.

No more posts or replies via the forum boards from now on but I will still assist where I can via email.

Thanks

Gary
by Gary Young
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Wee Scot - what an understatement
Replies: 15
Views: 2178

Re:

Rufus, and it fits in a small Rx pill bottle if you need a travel brush. Just drill some holes in the top and bottom and it's good to go. Just don't put it in the bottle wet. Yup, it's an amazing miniscule brush; and to think, it's the medium size WeeScot. That's what I find amazing. There was a We...
by Gary Young
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Whats happened to my Simpson CH1 Best?...
Replies: 33
Views: 3201

Re:

Paint and swirl all you like, but remember that nothing lasts forever. When a brush does what the OP describes after long service it has behaved as expected. When it does it soon after purchase the manufacturer is at fault. Instructions as to how to use a brush are simply weasel words to diminish l...
by Gary Young
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Technical Lingo for Brushes ... Definitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Technical Lingo for Brushes ... Definitions?

Evening Gents!

Although I do not post, I still frequently visit.

We always used to use the term 'knot hole'-in line with all your own thoughts.

I hope all the old 'faces' on here have been keeping well.

Gary
by Gary Young
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Antique Simpson
Replies: 21
Views: 3304

This Simpson "Tourist" brush may well be rare or not seen very often. But it is not Art Deco 1920's, but from the 1960's. Charles U.K Charles Where do you get the info from that this is a 1960s brush? The Simpson decal is a 'London' one. My family did not use the 'London' decal after moving from Lo...
by Gary Young
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpsons Gary Young Limited Edition M7
Replies: 80
Views: 16442

well i'm more than happy to collaborate. mark, drop me a pm and i'll give you my limited edition brush specifications. following that you can send me the various prototypes in all the different hair types, including manchurian, to road test. then we can work together towards a market release of it ...
by Gary Young
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpsons Gary Young Limited Edition M7
Replies: 80
Views: 16442

Re: #44 GYLE in dark arrived today...

I just finished up my first shave with my new GYLE. My first impression (drum roll please)... This brush is VERY NICE!!! Admitedly I did not put the brush through any "test" by using a soap/cream that is challenging to lather. I used some AOS Ocean Kelp SC which I have found to be a very easy to la...
by Gary Young
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Somersets
Replies: 11
Views: 1677

Wow, nice brushes. That Polo 8 is different from the one I have. I've never seen one like that. Actually, I don't really think it's a Polo - just a P8, whatever that stands for. The 'P' stands for Phyl - my grandmother's first name. As said before, we all have brushes named after us in a roundabout...
by Gary Young
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 11261

I was in London today for a couple of business meetings and called into D.R. Harris for a 'catch up' with Alison the Managing Director. We had a good chat for well over an hour, chatting about the good old days. On some of their shop shelves they have mini displays of some of the older products/spec...
by Gary Young
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Some New Somersets
Replies: 26
Views: 5663

Gary, any chance you could share it's history with the rest of us? DrP had it, I had it, and so did Paddy. It's a very unique brush and the history of it, I am sure is pretty interesting. Kind regards, Nathan Hi Nathan Well it would be good to know the timeline - as in, when it was first purchased,...
by Gary Young
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Some New Somersets
Replies: 26
Views: 5663

Re: Some New Somersets

Five more Somerset Simpson brushes have arrived from Peter: a genuine ivory, an Astor in Best, a Chubby 3 in Super, a butterscotch W2 in Best, and a 46 in Best. Into the rotation they go. http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i433/churchilllafemme/IMG_3744.jpg http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i433...
by Gary Young
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 11261

Gareth, Interesting. Thanks, I hadn't caught that. Congrats. to D R Harris although I'm rather used to them holding two Royal Warrants. Their first was from the current Queen's mother and was granted in the 1930s. The second wasn't until 2002, shortly before HRH's grandmother passed away. I started...
by Gary Young
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpson Shave Brush Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

Squire wrote:Thanks for taking the time Gary, any chance some of those models may be reintroduced?
That's a question for Mark......!!

Gary
by Gary Young
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpson Shave Brush Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

suffolksupplies wrote:The three brushes on the left are boar bristle.

Gary, which brushes were produced in boar & when did Simpsons stop making them?
We made various styles with boar knots (not just the ones shown in this flyer) right up until we gave up the business in 1991.

Gary
by Gary Young
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Brush id ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Yes it one of our old designs. See attached photo for another old design from around the same era. It is a shame that your photo doesn't show any decals on the brush. If it had a decal with 'Made in London' rather than 'Made in England' you would be definitely looking at a pre 1941 Simpson brush. Lo...
by Gary Young
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpson Shave Brush Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

Guys Sorry for the delay but my own work is taking control of all my hours at the moment! Working 7 days a week at the moment! Busy, busy , busy and considering the current economic climate I can't complain! This is one of our old 'brochures'/'flyers' from the mid 70s. You will see it is a combined ...
by Gary Young
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpson Shave Brush Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

I will post one from the 70s on here sometime tomorrow for you

Gary