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Been a long time since anyone posted in this thread but since I have all of the ones I think I’m ever going to have, I thought I’d get them all together for family photos.

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I’m pretty certain these all date to the first few years after WW2, though the 57 is clearly a little older than the others. It is a travel size brush and it came with a tube to fit, which is still ivory. It’s the only one with its original knot. I just got it and haven’t tried it yet to see if it’s a keeper or not. It’s clearly well used and very soft without much backbone or prickle. In this photo it just came out of a thorough scrubbing.

I replaced the knots in the others. The 303 received a mixed hair knot to replace its original cased. The 500PB has a super badger and the 750C a two band.

I didn’t do anything else to the handles except clean and lightly polish, and then repaint the stamping on the bottom with gold enamel. The 57’s stamp still has its original paint.

The correct colors are as in the top photo. I used flash on the bottom one to make the text a little easier to read.

These have been and will be my daily brushes, except for the 57 which is ticketed for its intended travel duty.
 
Picked this one up recently! Saw it on evilbay and didn’t think to bid on it because I expected it to go at a higher price. Well the auction ran out and the seller reposted it again with a make an offer, so I did, and now I’m an owner of a Simpson W3L butterscotch and it was way cheaper then the starting bid of 40.

Larry

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Does anyone know of a boar or synthetic butterscotch brush you can buy today still in production?
Simpson sells butterscotch color, but you have to remember these brush handles started out ivory colored, the UV light from the sun that shined on them turned the handles a natural butterscotch color. The handle material was Catalin I believe, the modern Simpsons or any other brush uses an acrylic resin instead which isn’t affected by UV light.

Larry
 
Simpson sells butterscotch color, but you have to remember these brush handles started out ivory colored, the UV light from the sun that shined on them turned the handles a natural butterscotch color. The handle material was Catalin I believe, the modern Simpsons or any other brush uses an acrylic resin instead which isn’t affected by UV light.

Larry
Thanks. Someone said Muhle also makes them.
 
Does anyone know of a boar or synthetic butterscotch brush you can buy today still in production?
Catalin is not in production anymore. You can always do what I did, which is to get a good knot of whatever kind you like and replace the worn-out old knot from a Catalin brush with it. At the end of the day a brush is just a knot and handle. If you have a nice handle, and a nice knot, you have a nice brush.
 
Here is my Razorock Noir 400 synthetic Plissoft butter scotch brush.
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Great brush for hard soaps with some backbone with reasonable soft tips and will paint lather well also.
Have some great shaves!
 
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