Simpson Brushes History

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Re: Simpson Brushes History

Post by blantyre »

The lathe work definitely used to be by hand. The tulip an pj series used to have quite a range of curviness. I’d be surprised if the handles are still done that way. Just meeting safety and health would be hard, not to mention the low output. Gone they way of lampblack stamping. Probably nc lathe by now. I would hope that the badger knots are still handmade in a former. It’s hard to imagine much hand work in a synthetic knot brush that retails for $50-60 though - certainly if made in the UK.
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Post by FaraHilde »

It's fascinating to reflect on the evolution of lathe work and craftsmanship in brush making, particularly with the transition to more automated processes for safety and efficiency. However, the preservation of traditional techniques, like handmade badger knots, adds a unique touch to the final product despite advancements in synthetic materials.
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Post by brothers »

FaraHilde, nice first post. Welcome to SMF.

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Post by CMur12 »

Welcome to SMF, FaraHilde!

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