Some New Somersets

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Some New Somersets

Post by churchilllafemme » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:19 pm

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.
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Post by Nitrox » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:44 pm

Nice brushes John. I guess Peter is making room for some newer acquisitions to his ever growing stable of brushes. :wink:
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Post by insomniac » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:56 pm

The shape of that first brush is unique. It looks kind of triangular?

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Post by churchilllafemme » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:19 pm

insomniac wrote:The shape of that first brush is unique. It looks kind of triangular?
No, it's not really trianglar. That's the ivory brush. The front is slightly more "angled," while the back side (with dark lines) is more rounded. And the left and right sides are slightly asymmetrical in size, really giving the brush a true handmade look. I don't know its story; perhaps Peter does.

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Post by diggity » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:19 pm

I actually sold the first brush to DrP. The brush is kind of an oxagon shape and was a custom make by Simpsons.
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Post by paddy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:56 am

and i sold it to you nathan!
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Post by drP » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:08 am

The brush made quite a journey: UK to US, US to NL, NL back to US.
I hope you'll enjoy your new acquisitions John..
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Post by river1 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:55 am

Thanks John for the pictures; really like the W2 and have never heard of that range. The Chubby is probably my favorite of all. Doug
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Post by river1 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:57 am

Or......maybe the Astor on second look. :roll:
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Post by brothers » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:14 am

I love the Chubby (and the Ivory, for sure).
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Post by fallingwickets » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:01 pm

Enjoy and use in good health

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Post by slantman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:06 pm

They are all beautiful John use them well.

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Post by diggity » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:47 pm

That's right, Paddy!

John, I really like all of those that you bought. Great choices. The Chubby really stands out to me.
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Post by Quarterstick » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:28 pm

Nice set, congrats on the acquisition. I am drawn to those butterscotch colored handles. I suspect the they look nicer in person. Wonder why they stopped making them?
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Post by drmoss_ca » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:10 pm

Quarterstick wrote:Nice set, congrats on the acquisition. I am drawn to those butterscotch colored handles. I suspect the they look nicer in person. Wonder why they stopped making them?
They didn't. It's a colour change that comes with years of aging of the catalin handle.

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Post by Sam » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:28 pm

I enjoy just looking at them. Now back to the regular scheduled programming.

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Post by Quarterstick » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:00 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:
Quarterstick wrote:Nice set, congrats on the acquisition. I am drawn to those butterscotch colored handles. I suspect the they look nicer in person. Wonder why they stopped making them?
They didn't. It's a colour change that comes with years of aging of the catalin handle.

Chris
Thank you for the information. Some follow up suggests that the color change would not happen with all handles and likely not the current production handles as these are made from a different material.
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Post by LouisIII » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:01 pm

The Chubby handle is wonderfully shapely, and the Ivory one an heirloom...I covet them all with green eyes.
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Post by Paul12644 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:42 am

Beautiful brushes John, and a quick reminder into the rich and glorious past of the Simpson history. There is no other brand to equal their fine contribution to man's daily shave.

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Re: Some New Somersets

Post by Gary Young » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:13 am

churchilllafemme wrote: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.
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If you want some info on the ivory brush feel free to PM me.

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