Simpson Brush Labels

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Simpson Brush Labels

Post by rev579 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:54 am

I have seen a variety of Simpson brush labels. With the variety, there has been some semblance of guessing the production range. There is a sticker/decal/label that seems to be a little more difficult to guess when it was made. In the image below, there is a No. 4, and (2) Vintage Major travel brushes, marked with a No. 5.
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The (2) Majors have different labels. The middle Major has a label/decal that matches the No. 4 on the left. These 3 might allow for identifying the label on the No. 4, which looks like a "Special".
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Early Wee Scot
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Pre-1941
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Nimmer Mill Somerset
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An Older Somerset
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2006
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2012
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Modern Label
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Most Recent Label
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are there guidelines for establishing an approximate date of manufacture based on the label? Any ideas about the No. 4 in the first image?
David • Eἰς ἀνήρ οὐδεί ἀνήρ • Rom 12:2 • NEW Short Comb • Goodwill 162 • Senator • Thin Cap 102 • ABC • 1905 100

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Re: Simpson Brush Labels

Post by rev579 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:20 am

I will add, for the sake of clarity, two of the three brushes referenced in the first image have (4) lines of text, which include the hair quality used in the knot. This is unlike most of the labels that have been seen over time. The inclusion of the knot quality is listed in the pre-1941 brush labels. I struggle with entertaining this element to suggest the brushes with this detail are of the early 1940 brushes, however, the 40 series did begin in the 1940's.
David • Eἰς ἀνήρ οὐδεί ἀνήρ • Rom 12:2 • NEW Short Comb • Goodwill 162 • Senator • Thin Cap 102 • ABC • 1905 100

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Re: Simpson Brush Labels

Post by rev579 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:16 am

This is the only brush in the OP that belongs to me:

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David • Eἰς ἀνήρ οὐδεί ἀνήρ • Rom 12:2 • NEW Short Comb • Goodwill 162 • Senator • Thin Cap 102 • ABC • 1905 100

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Re: Simpson Brush Labels

Post by CMur12 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:46 pm

Wow, David, that's a helluva collection!

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Re: Simpson Brush Labels

Post by rev579 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:37 pm

Only the 40's "4" with the yellow label is mine, but the others are simply examples and references of the different lables.
David • Eἰς ἀνήρ οὐδεί ἀνήρ • Rom 12:2 • NEW Short Comb • Goodwill 162 • Senator • Thin Cap 102 • ABC • 1905 100

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