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#1
I just received this vintage butterscotch brush.
I rather like the way it looks and feels - no cracks in the handle and the knot is surprisingly dense and soft (to the point that it actually rivals some of my modern ones) - and I think it can be put back into use after just a good cleaning!

I am however curious as to where the brush came from/who made it.
My first guess is Vulfix but I think my first guess is always Vulfix if it's made in England and doesn't say otherwise Smile
The <C> mark on one side should, I believe, place it sometime during the WWII era.

If anyone well versed in brush history could help out I'd be grateful.

Some pics:

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On one side it reads:
"Mayfair
Best Badger
Sterilized"
[Image: mhdu.jpg]

..and on the other side what looks like:
"Made in England
For
WhiteCo? MitieCo? Can't quite make it out myself....

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#2

Member
Texas
Looks to me like

M.T.E Co

but Google doesn't turn up anything for me. Will search more indepth later on.
Jerry
#3

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
I think it may be M.T. & Co.
John
#4
(01-20-2016, 12:00 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I think it may be M.T. & Co.


Very close.
Turns out it's most likely "M.F. & Co" - which is Marshall Field in Chicago.
(The "M" and "F" in the writing is very similar to their old logo:
[Image: il+chi+mfnco+clr.jpg]

They had a history of using this type of brushes back in the 1930's-40's.
One example below:
[Image: il_570xN.902604917_cnpq.jpg]
[Image: il_570xN.902679722_kgxh.jpg]


I guess the only question remaining is if this is a Simpson/Vulfix/Culmak/something-made brush Smile
#5

Member
Texas
(01-20-2016, 12:19 AM)darkbulb Wrote:
(01-20-2016, 12:00 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I think it may be M.T. & Co.


Very close.
Turns out it's most likely "M.F. & Co" - which is Marshall Field in Chicago.
(The "M" and "F" in the writing is very similar to their old logo:
[Image: il+chi+mfnco+clr.jpg]

They had a history of using this type of brushes back in the 1930's-40's.
One example below:
[Image: il_570xN.902604917_cnpq.jpg]
[Image: il_570xN.902679722_kgxh.jpg]


I guess the only question remaining is if this is a Simpson/Vulfix/Culmak/something-made brush Smile

Looks like you hit the jackpot on that one.
Jerry
#6
(This post was last modified: 01-20-2016, 01:38 AM by darkbulb.)
(01-20-2016, 12:25 AM)jsanchez Wrote: Looks like you hit the jackpot on that one.

Thanks. For $30 I think it was worth it - I love the look of it and can't wait to try it out during a shave Smile


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