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SavantStrike
09-25-2009, 11:44 AM
I am attempting to do something that, to my knowledge, has never been done before in the shaving community. In an attempt to decipher the model numbers on Ever Ready brushes, I am putting together a spreadsheet with data about all of the Ever Ready brushes either I or anyone else can find or has found.

Please read and digest all the information in this post so we don't end up with a ton of posts that have to be re written to include the data you didn't read about in this initial post :lol:. Then please start posting like mad with the following:

-Information about Ever Ready brushes you own/have seen
-Pictures of said brushes if at all possible
-Wild speculations about what all of the data being collected means
-Personal stories about Ever Ready Brushes
-Shavegeekery


If you've got a large number of brushes to report, please by all means post pics of them, but rather than just posting the data straight to the forum, PM me with your email address so I can invite you to make changes directly to the Google spreadsheet this is all being stored in.




Background Information and Wild Speculation:

All of the Ever Ready brushes I have seen have three digit numbers, and sometimes even a letter following the number. According to Mike (lax1mxr), who has had his hands on enough of these things to make all of us green with envy, he has seen brushes with model numbers as high as 1000, with higher model numbers having finer grades of hair and finer handles. I personally have seen that some Ever Ready brushes include a letter in addition to the 3 or 4 digit number provided.




I'm working under the assumption that the number on the brush may include all/some of the following information:
-Model number (both digits and letters) i.e. 1000, 100, or 100B
-Handle design (note that this may not always mean material, but it does mean quality)
-Type and grade of hair used
-Knot size
-Loft height
-Handle height
-Total height (Loft + Handle)
-Color (especially for those two tone beauties:001_wub:)
-A link to the post with pictures/information provided about that brush
-Some other information not yet known at the time of this post


Link to URL: Massive Ever Ready Spreadsheet (http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tc49LNM42KuJmsYdvnT8qlQ&output=html)


[B]EDIT: As an update, I'm allowing you guys to edit the sheet. I'm hoping to get swamped here soon and may need the assistance.

SavantStrike
09-25-2009, 11:48 AM
EDIT: After talking to Alex(Fnord5) about his Ever Ready, we both believe that my 150's are boar. The softness they have is due to being broken in.

Ever Ready 150:

This one is special because it belonged to my Great Grandfather. The estimated dimensions for this brush are already on the spreadsheet, as are any other noteworthy attributes. I'm pretty sure this is badger, but if anyone thinks otherwise, please let me know as I still have not figured out how to properly identify badger that has been exposed to sunlight for a few decades. I want to emphasize two things about this brush:

-The entire brush is made out of, or at least coated in, rubber.

- The bottom portion of the brush is tapered inward and then outward, creating a "neck" similar to what one might see on a chess piece (it also looks pretty sweet IMO :biggrin:).

67928

Ever Ready 150B:

This one came bundled with some razors when I won an auction one time. I'm pretty sure this is badger, but if anyone thinks otherwise, please let me know as I still have not figured out how to properly identify badger that has been exposed to sunlight for a few decades. The dimensions are listed on the spreadsheet, along with the dimensions for the 150, but again I would like to call attention to three features:

-The top of the brush appears to be made out of wood

-The bottom of the brush is made out of celluloid with a rubber coating, or is made entirely out of rubber but has a celluloid disc at the very bottom where it would rest on the counter (the celluloid disc is unfortunately not in the pictures). Furthermore, the bottom does not taper very much, but it has "knurled" ends, similar to those one might find on a hex head.

-The bristles are a little bit darker on this brush, and they are a little bit stiffer. I don't know if that means anything other than perhaps my Great Grandfather used his brush a lot more than whoever owned this brush used it, and this brush may have been stored in a location with less direct sunlight.

67929

Wild guesses:

The fact that the 150B has a wooden top portion could mean either of the following two things:

1. The "B" nomenclature means that this brush is identical to the 150, but it has a different bottom, and the top is made out of wood.

2. The "B" nomenclature simply means that this brush has a different bottom, and the top portions of the two brushes are made out of two different materials simply because they were made at a different point in time.

And here's a shot of both of them together :)
67930

Fnord5
09-25-2009, 01:22 PM
200T (I assume T= turquoise? )
20mm knot.
107mm overall length
55mm loft.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b337/fnord5/DSC00260.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b337/fnord5/DSC00259.jpg

SavantStrike
09-25-2009, 02:28 PM
Either this is too much fun, or I've hit rock bottom. Either way, I'm now browsing auctions on the bay and looking for Ever Ready brush pics, and estimating what the brushes might measure dimensionally.

If anyone sees one of their pics and is upset they saw it, PM me and I'll remove it.

Ever Ready 100:

This is definitely either boar or badger hair, and I'm going to say it's boar. The top is either wood or rubber, and the bottom is definitely rubberized due to the seam that is clearly visible (I'll post pics of the seam if you guys absolutely must see them...).

67938

amishmotorboat
09-25-2009, 11:22 PM
Model 304L (I've seen these handles called Lucite before, so the letters might be, as was suggested above, a reference to the handle)

Octagon shaped handle, one and three sixteenths inch width.
Handle height, one and thirteen sixteenths
Total height, about 4 inches.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u23/amishmotorboat/DSCF1246.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u23/amishmotorboat/DSCF1251.jpg

If you want to save these images for posterity, feel free. I can make no guarantees about how long they will remain in my photobucket account.

SavantStrike
09-26-2009, 06:41 AM
Hmmm..


What I find most interesting there is the knot size. How big would you say it is?


Every other week someone says "what size knot should I get to put in my Ever Ready X," I'm pretty sure eventually at least that question can be answered.

lax1mxr
09-26-2009, 06:53 AM
Here are photos of a model 1000 that is solide bakelite/celluloid and a model #750 that is solid rubber. Seems to me that the quality of handle got better...the higher the model number. 750 had a 22mm knot. 1000 had a 20mm knot.

lax1mxr
09-26-2009, 06:56 AM
Heres another, either a model #550 or #580 with a bakelite/plastic base (hollow) and rubber top. the number is stamped on the back side of top portion and is very hard to make out. It is seen modeling with the 1000.

SavantStrike
09-26-2009, 07:29 AM
Here are photos of a model 1000 that is solide bakelite/celluloid and a model #750 that is solid rubber. Seems to me that the quality of handle got better...the higher the model number. 750 had a 22mm knot. 1000 had a 20mm knot.

Hmm. So unless the 750 had a lower grade of hair than the 1000, guessing knot size based on model number isn't going to work.

I do notice those higher model numbers say pure badger on them, so that part makes sense (pure badger as opposed to pure boar in the lower digits).

shm
09-26-2009, 08:22 AM
OK, here's my little contribution to the project

Name: Ever-Ready 12a
Handle design: Persian Jar (I think)
Hair: Boar (again; I think, but the yellowish color would suggest it)
Knot size: 17 mm (sorry but being European I'm all metric :smile:)
Loft height: 42.5 mm
Handle height: 43.5 mm
Total height: 86.0 mm
Color: Beige?, sand?, ivory? (I'm a guy, I don't know colors :cool:)
Link: None, I haven't posted anything about the brush
Other information: I got this brush as a part of a gentleman's travelling set

SavantStrike
09-26-2009, 03:36 PM
OK, here's my little contribution to the project

Name: Ever-Ready 12a
Handle design: Persian Jar (I think)
Hair: Boar (again; I think, but the yellowish color would suggest it)
Knot size: 17 mm (sorry but being European I'm all metric :smile:)
Loft height: 42.5 mm
Handle height: 43.5 mm
Total height: 86.0 mm
Color: Beige?, sand?, ivory? (I'm a guy, I don't know colors :cool:)
Link: None, I haven't posted anything about the brush
Other information: I got this brush as a part of a gentleman's travelling set

That's a sweet little brush!!!!

And actually, my spreadsheet is in metric too so those numbers are perfect :lol:.

Jack-in-the-Green
09-26-2009, 07:29 PM
Here's my collection of Ever-Ready brushes. Interestingly enough, some of the models with very different handles have the same number, while some very similar handles have very different numbers. So, I would say the number has little or nothing to do with the handle, unless they re-used the same numbers in different years. Unfortunately, some of them I've already de-knotted in preparation for restoration, so I don't have full info for them.

This first set has no numbers, and I would guess they are quite a bit older than the others. (20's or 30's?)

1) Burgundy rubber top, Bakelite*-covered plaster bottom in butterscotch. Someone has written "1932" on the plaster at the base. Don't know if that was done during manufacture, or if it was a note added by someone later on.


Knot Diameter: 18mm
Knot Loft: Too far gone to tell.
Knot Hair: Badger
Handle Height: 51 mm


2) Wood base, black rubber top w/metal insert to hold knot

Knot Diameter: 20mm
Knot Loft: ?
Knot Hair: ?
Handle Height: 73mm


http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/Jamie-O7/EverReady-NoNumbers.jpg

50P - Black Bakelite with cream disc at the base. Fairly heavy. Marked "Sterilized N" on the back.

Knot Diameter: 20mm
Knot Loft: ?
Knot Hair: Pretty sure it was bristle, but not certain
Handle Height: 52mm


52c - Black rubber top, yellow Bakelite bottom. Marked "Sterilized A" on the back.


Knot Diameter: 20mm
Knot Loft: 45mm (aprox.)
Knot Hair: Not sure. Would guess bristle. Maybe horse?
Handle Height: 48mm


79 - Butterscotch Bakelite, top covered with red rubber. Looks as if the bottom part of the handle is filled with plaster.


Knot Diameter: 20mm
Knot Loft: ?
Knot Hair: ?
Handle Height: 51


http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/Jamie-O7/EverReady-50P52c79.jpg

89 - Blue plastic base, white rubberized top.


Knot Diameter: 20mm
Knot Loft: 51mm
Knot Hair: Bristle
Handle Height: 52mm


100 - Red plastic base, white rubberized top.


Knot Diameter: 21mm
Knot Loft: 45mm
Knot Hair: Bristle
Handle Height: 53mm


100 - Nearly identical to #89, but apparently older. Also seems to be slightly better quality.


Knot Diameter: 21mm
Knot Loft: 48mm
Knot Hair: Bristle or horse?
Handle Height: 52mm



http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/Jamie-O7/EverReady89100.jpg

102D - Heavy burgundy rubber with cream plastic disk on bottom. Similar to 50P but w/ stightly narrower top. Also matte finish, rather than gloss. Definite rubber texture. Marked "Sterilized Pure Badger" on back.


Knot Diameter: 19mm
Knot Loft: 52
Knot Hair: Badger
Handle Height: 51mm


150 - Nearly identical to 89 and 100 above, but in red.


Knot Diameter: 21mm
Knot Loft: 51mm
Knot Hair: Would guess bristle
Handle Height: 51mm


150 - Red marbled Bakelite base, black rubber top. Marked "Made in U.S.A." on the back


Knot Diameter: 22mm
Knot Loft: 46mm
Knot Hair: Bristle
Handle Height: 52mm


http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/Jamie-O7/EverReady102D150.jpg

200 - Red and cream Bakelite


Knot Diameter:23mm
Knot Loft: ?
Knot Hair: ?
Handle Height: 57mm


300cc - Travel brush, came with white travel tube. Butterscotch Bakelite.


Knot Diameter: 18mm
Knot Loft: 48mm
Knot Hair: Badger and Bristle
Handle Height: 37mm


750 - Cream Bakelite in vase shape.


Knot Diameter: 21mm
Knot Loft: 46mm
Knot Hair: Badger
Handle Height: 51mm


http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/Jamie-O7/EverReady200300cc750.jpg

*When I say Bakelite, that's just a guess. I'm really not an expert.

nemo
09-26-2009, 09:07 PM
Blue, no # but letter H, knot looks about 20mm, likely boar
59mm handle
loft 52mm
total 110mm
Too bad about the crack but the price was right (free)
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/pennemo/razors/DSCN7132.jpg

Red #79, about 20mm knot, bristle
52mm handle
loft 52mm
total 104
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/pennemo/razors/DSCN7133.jpg

C40 handle, was bristle, soon to be badger
20mm
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/pennemo/razors/DSCN7134.jpg

TinFish
09-27-2009, 09:18 AM
I have a small collection of Ever-Ready brushes - here's my contribution....

This 150, similar to the one you have originally shown, but with a slightly different handle base:

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18455

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18456

...And these are quite like the 200T, but different color variations...

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18457
Left to right: 100T, 250T, F40
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18461
The F40 is much like the one I used during my college days (mid 70's)

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18462
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18463
I purchased this C40 around 1993 - it was packaged in a Burma Shave box. So far, the only one I've seen with
a brass ring at the knot.
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18465
And finally, my Dad's 100. It looks like you already have data on this.

Thanks for letting me share these. Good luck with your project!

Cmaster03
09-27-2009, 09:54 AM
lax1maxr(Mike) restored this 100A for me. It now has a 22mm Nib knot, set to 52-53 mm.

I don't have any photos of it yet, but I also have a tiny 200cc travel brush that could use a new knot.

http://www.fototime.com/D2B3A24FD8AD4EE/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/97F9D9782CAEB12/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/90D16C92DA6ECF9/standard.jpg

the beav
09-27-2009, 12:50 PM
From left to right: Ever Ready 250 'beehive', 275, and 300L.

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s1mp13m4n
09-27-2009, 02:52 PM
I found an Ever Ready C40 brush in my dad's cabinet and would like more info about the brush. I know nothing about it.

Fnord5
09-27-2009, 11:27 PM
That F40 looks exactly like my 200T.
I wonder if the numbers are lot codes as opposed to models?:confused:

TinFish
09-28-2009, 12:51 PM
That F40 looks exactly like my 200T.
I wonder if the numbers are lot codes as opposed to models?:confused:

You could be right. I haven't been able to figure out a definite correspondence between model number and brush style/color variations. That doesn't mean there isn't any.....I just can't see one:confused:

SavantStrike
10-05-2009, 09:21 AM
Dang!

I've got my work cut out for me putting all of these in the spreadsheet :lol:.

I've got another 150 on the way myself that is identical to my great grandfather's 150. Sadly my 150B is no more :(


The model number vs code number thing is an interesting observation. I also believe that in some cases, when a brush has a "B" in it, it refers to badger.

Recently I have seen pics of several 300 level brushes that look exactly like 200 level brushes, except they usually have a gold or silver ring on them, and they are badger instead of boar.

Perhaps Ever Ready changed their naming system two (or more) times during the many years they produced brushes?

TinFish
10-05-2009, 10:31 AM
Dang!

I've got my work cut out for me putting all of these in the spreadsheet :lol:.


You've definitely taken on an ambitious project! I was hoping to find a timetable/chart for Ever-Ready brushes similar to the ones assembled for the Gillette and Schick razors. What you've assembled so far is the only one I've found. Ever-Ready is now part of Personna American Safety Razor, and their website does have a timeline. But it's an entire company timeline that only reveals that Gem and Ever-ready merged in 1912 and Ever-Ready brushes were produced starting in 1915. (please forgive the repetition if you've already seen this) As for the brush production alone, nothing other than that one of their first offerings was a pure badger brush sold along with a gold plated razor for $1.29! I have no clue what $1.29 in 1915 would be equivalent to in today's money, but It sounds like that would have been a luxury item. Maybe some P.R. guy at Personna ASR could dig up some record of the various brushes produced?

SavantStrike
10-05-2009, 10:44 AM
You've definitely taken on an ambitious project! I was hoping to find a timetable/chart for Ever-Ready brushes similar to the ones assembled for the Gillette and Schick razors. What you've assembled so far is the only one I've found. Ever-Ready is now part of Personna American Safety Razor, and their website does have a timeline. But it's an entire company timeline that only reveals that Gem and Ever-ready merged in 1912 and Ever-Ready brushes were produced starting in 1915. (please forgive the repetition if you've already seen this) As for the brush production alone, nothing other than that one of their first offerings was a pure badger brush sold along with a gold plated razor for $1.29! I have no clue what $1.29 in 1915 would be equivalent to in today's money, but It sounds like that would have been a luxury item. Maybe some P.R. guy at Personna ASR could dig up some record of the various brushes produced?

Yes, like the Gillette Date codes! That's exactly what I was hoping we could eventually piece together, though most likely we would not be able to narrow down dates very well, only model numbers and styles. We may be able to figure out a rough timeline though based on handle materials and variations in the styling. Even more so if we can get a line from the folks at ASR.

This ASR timeline is an awesome idea. I'm thinking that either myself or someone else here should definitely pursue at least sending them an email about it.

That spreadsheet is editable by all by the way. Anyone who wants to get in on the action can!

For now, I may have found another clue! I got another Ever ready 150 with the handle style like my Great Grandfather's brush (not the 150B I had which sadly is no more, and the other 150 with a slightly different bottom, that actually looks cooler...).

For two identically shaped 150s, the brushes are different. My great grandfather's brush has "Ever Ready Guaranteed" stamped on it, the new one does not. The bottoms of the brushes are also different! One has ever ready stamped on it, the other does not!

TinFish
10-06-2009, 09:28 AM
The Personna ASR website has a feedback form. When you click on it, you can send an email to any department you click onto. I sent a polite message to the PR dept. asking if there were any existing records that chronicle the production of the various models and correlate model numbers to the actual variations. I received an instant reply thanking me for the inquiry. If they get back to me with any information, I'll quickly share it.

SavantStrike
10-06-2009, 01:31 PM
Awesome!!

Hopefully they will get back to you, so we can figure out even more about these vintage beauties.

BroJohn
10-06-2009, 05:59 PM
I've got a couple of unique EverReady brushes that I got NOS. One is a 750 that was marked 'pure badger' that is as soft and luxurious as any silvertip I've owned. This are a wonderful brush, and a joy to use.

I'll have to hunt up the other one. It's a 'pure badger' travel brush with an ivory colored handle and matching vented container. The brush is about the same size as the 'Wee-Scot'. It was NOS; I've used it a few times, and surprisingly, for a very small brush, it worked quite well.

Based on the printing on the boxes they came in, I suspect they were a product of the '50s. The boxes were tattered and the wife subsequently threw them out. :crying:

I'll post some photos, but it'll be the weekend before I get to it.

-- John Gehman

SilverToy
10-06-2009, 06:30 PM
Another contribution.
Ever-Ready 150E
This was the first brush I purchased off of the Bay. The sad part? The brush was in excellent shape! I had no Idea what I had and cut the knot off to be restored some day! O-well, we all learn.
I do not know what this was made for, but I have not seen another with a D-ring handle. I am sure there are others, but I have not seen one. I have always been curious what it was made to hang off of. The green portion is very opaque, and you can easily see light through it. I attempted to show that in the last picture.
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=824&pictureid=1246
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=823&pictureid=1245
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=825&pictureid=1247
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=827&pictureid=1249

Stinkis
10-07-2009, 01:16 AM
Another contribution.
Ever-Ready 150E
This was the first brush I purchased off of the Bay. The sad part? The brush was in excellent shape! I had no Idea what I had and cut the knot off to be restored some day! O-well, we all learn.
I do not know what this was made for, but I have not seen another with a D-ring handle. I am sure there are others, but I have not seen one. I have always been curious what it was made to hang off of. The green portion is very opaque, and you can easily see light through it. I attempted to show that in the last picture.
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=824&pictureid=1246
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=823&pictureid=1245
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=825&pictureid=1247
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=827&pictureid=1249

Wow, that is a gorgeous handle! Very nice hanging stand too.

Really nice project you guys have going on here, I will take a picture of my brush when I get home.

r0ckrat
10-07-2009, 02:20 PM
This was an Ever Ready 200 that I sold on the BST (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=108006) - it had Boar bristles when I got it:
http://pensandpixels.com/stephenhj/images/razors/4sale/brush_003.jpg

The brush in this SOTD is an Ever Ready 100 in Cream and Slate Blue - also Boar when I got it:
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=69680&stc=1&d=1254948967

Stinkis
10-07-2009, 02:21 PM
Okey, this is my brush:

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9735/picture013ip.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8120/picture011wy.jpg

Knot type: Badger
Name: 300PBT
knot: 16mm
loft: 50mm
total height:105mm

SavantStrike
10-07-2009, 02:25 PM
Okey, this is my brush:

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9735/picture013ip.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8120/picture011wy.jpg

Knot type: Badger
Name: 300PBT
knot: 16mm
loft: 50mm
total height:105mm

Are you sure the knot is only 16mm? That seems a bit small, might it be 18mm? My guess is the 200T is always boar (since it's 20mm) and the 300T (all I have seen also have a B in them), is badger and 18mm. The 20mm badger brushes probably come later in the model numbers. All a guess of course.

Stinkis
10-07-2009, 02:52 PM
Are you sure the knot is only 16mm? That seems a bit small, might it be 18mm? My guess is the 200T is always boar (since it's 20mm) and the 300T (all I have seen also have a B in them), is badger and 18mm. The 20mm badger brushes probably come later in the model numbers. All a guess of course.

I know it is really small, but judge for yourself:

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/6453/measure007.jpg

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2325/measure020.jpg

maybe it's 17mm if that exists, whatever the case they where really cheap on the badger hair.:001_smile

Edit: Sorry for the blurry second picture, jst couldn't get a good shot with the flash.

vitaman
10-07-2009, 10:46 PM
Ever-Ready 100 20mm knot
Before and after w/ ST from TGN.

the beav
10-15-2009, 09:48 AM
Two lucite brushes: On the left is the 275 model. The handle on the right, while looking similar to the 275, is slightly shorter and has a more rounded base. It is stamped 250D.

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Jack-in-the-Green
10-17-2009, 04:08 AM
I know it is really small, but judge for yourself:

maybe it's 17mm if that exists, whatever the case they where really cheap on the badger hair.:001_smile



Yeah, I used to have a couple of those, as well. They're really skinny, floppy knots. They're cool looking, but hard to restore, if you don't like the original knot. :-/

Vitaman - What did you use to restore the white to the lettering?

Miner123
10-17-2009, 04:58 PM
Hey Guys, here's another one. I'm assuming this is Model 500 as it is the number on the end of the handle.

Handle Height: 2.25 inches
Total Height: 4.25 inches

Markings:

Ever-Ready
SET IN RUBBER
STERILIZED

opposite side:

BADGER AND BRISTLES
MADE IN U.S.A.

end of handle:

500

The box still has the price tag on it of $5.00. It was purchased at E.W. Edward & Son

Here's some pictures

SavantStrike
10-18-2009, 07:30 PM
Hey Guys, here's another one. I'm assuming this is Model 500 as it is the number on the end of the handle.

Handle Height: 2.25 inches
Total Height: 4.25 inches

Markings:

Ever-Ready
SET IN RUBBER
STERILIZED

opposite side:

BADGER AND BRISTLES
MADE IN U.S.A.

end of handle:

500

The box still has the price tag on it of $5.00. It was purchased at E.W. Edward & Son

Here's some pictures

Now, to find one in red :drool:. :lol:

I need to update the spreadsheet! Keep 'em coming guys! This thread is setting of SBAD, and in the worst way. Fortunately, I'm not going to buy anything :w00t:.

newmikemac
10-18-2009, 08:05 PM
Once I get my camera working and find a metric ruler I'll give you photos and measurements. I have two that so far haven't been listed in this thread.

1. First one is two tone with black rubber on the top and cream color on the bottom half. On the black part it says "Badget-lon by EverReady" and on the bottom it says "400 BN Badger and Nylon." It really is a combination of the two with badger hair around the outside and some kind of nylon filament stuff in the center.

2. The second one is all beige in color and on the side says "EverReady Made in the USA Pure Badger." On the bottom is stamped 2000. It is tall and kind of vase shaped (and seems to be the same kind of material as the 1000 that someone else listed).

badboris
10-19-2009, 09:12 PM
last year i read that the numbers on ever ready brush were the suggested retail price

that would mean you can have 2 brushes that are the same but with different numbers

like a 100 in 1946 and a 200 in 1956 that are the same model but sold $1.00 or $2.00

mmack66
10-29-2009, 04:13 PM
Ever-Ready 1500

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18747

Just picked it up today.

cvixx
10-30-2009, 08:21 AM
I have two of 100s, the first, blue top, white base was my grandfathers, no idea how old it is, except probably 1930s or before. It is marked 'irreg', maybe bought during the Depression? The other, white top, black bottom, is a 100T. My wife bought a mug and this brush from an 'antique' store in the mid-1980s. I sterilized the brush and used it until 3 years ago. Let me tell you, it takes a reeeeal man to use a brush in such worn-out condition. Thanks to this website, I have moved on to bigger and much better brushes.

The mug is a mystery...it has his name on it but the symbols inside the circle must mean something. Anyone have any ideas?

I have been toying with replacing the hair on my grandfather's brush but have been reluctant as I do not want to destroy it. Brush has sentimental value but it would be nice to use it. The choices one has to make..
.72593

72594

72595

72596

bythbook
11-14-2009, 08:18 AM
http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr274/bythbook/ER1000L1.jpg?t=1258222856

the first, a Lucite 1000L - reknotted with a TGN Finest extra. (I sought to preserve the "vintage" look.)

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr274/bythbook/ER1000L4.jpg?t=1258222984

Vital statistics:

handle height: 61mm
handle diameter (at base): 49mm
loft height: 57mm
knot size: 22mm

The second brush is a "Badger-lon," badger and nylon: 500BN.

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr274/bythbook/ERBN9.jpg?t=1258217321

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr274/bythbook/ERBN5.jpg?t=1258217457

Vitals:

handle height: 52mm
handle diameter (at base): 33mm.
loft height: 52mm
knot size: 20mm

I haven't used the Badger-lon. Yet.

Nitrosnail
12-13-2009, 09:56 PM
I have one almost exactly like lax1maxr's 750 except mine is butterscotch and has the original badger hair still intact. I will try to post a pic, savant if you pm me your email I can send a pic directly for your chart.

red71veloce
12-16-2009, 02:47 PM
This is a 300 with TGN A-Grade Silvertip 22mm. Smaller brush is a Klenzo.

Tracy

theperfectstorm
12-16-2009, 06:21 PM
Ribbed for your Comfort ER 100 with TGN 18mm Grade A Silvertip.

soapbox
12-16-2009, 06:25 PM
Ribbed for your Comfort ER 100 with TGN 18mm Grade A Silvertip.

All that time with your dad's drill paid off. Very nicely done Chris. :thumbup:

woodsrider
12-16-2009, 08:34 PM
My grandfather's brush:

http://woodsrider.smugmug.com/photos/323214203_QXwsV-M.jpg

http://woodsrider.smugmug.com/photos/323214006_whmQp-M.jpg

shm
12-17-2009, 07:27 AM
My grandfather's brush:




Really a nice brush :thumbup1:

onafly
12-21-2009, 01:06 PM
Ever-Ready as a company made brushes, razors, and blades. They were a subsidiary of American Safety Razor, which still exists. Check out the website here http://www.personna.com/personna/flash/timeblue.swf. Its a time line of the company and in 1905 the Yankee Company changed its name to EverReady which started making brushes in 1915. I've contacted the company to see if they have any more information.

bigfoot83
12-29-2009, 01:35 PM
I picked up these handles yesterday with an eye to installing new knots. The table lists the handles from left to right in the photo.

Model / Hair / Knot / LOFT / Handle / Total / Color
300PBT / Badger / 16 / 42 / 56 / 98 / Red over Black with chrome ring
100T / Boar / 19 / 54 / 52 / 106 / White over Black
200T / Boar / 21 / 42(?) / 52 / 94(?) / Turquoise over White
C40 / Boar / 21 / 50 / 52 / 102 / White over Red

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/DSCF2211.jpg

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/DSCF2214.jpg

When I removed the knot from the 200T (2nd from right), I found that it was hollow - more work ahead!

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/DSCF2216.jpg

Dave

slamjet
12-29-2009, 04:01 PM
Here's the ones I have:
H = height of handle
B = diameter at base of handle

100 Blue Top H=52 D=34
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/100BlueTopSide.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/100BlueTopBottom.jpg

100 White Top H=53 D=34
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/100WhiteTopSide.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/100WhiteTopBottom.jpg

500PB H=62 D=33
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/500PBSide.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/500PBBottom.jpg

203 H=54 D=77
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/203Side.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/203Bottom.jpg

79 H=51 D=36
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/79Side.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/79Bottom.jpg

C40 H=51 D=36
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/C40Side.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/swankie1/Shaving/Brush%20Project/C40Bottom.jpg

Hope this adds to the lot. Sorry there were no knots in them.

DavidB
01-05-2010, 04:34 PM
I picked up these handles yesterday with an eye to installing new knots. The table lists the handles from left to right in the photo.

Model / Hair / Knot / LOFT / Handle / Total / Color
300PBT / Badger / 16 / 42 / 56 / 98 / Red over Black with chrome ring
100T / Boar / 19 / 54 / 52 / 106 / White over Black
200T / Boar / 21 / 42(?) / 52 / 94(?) / Turquoise over White
C40 / Boar / 21 / 50 / 52 / 102 / White over Red

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/DSCF2211.jpg

Dave
Dave, have you found a knot that works for the 300PBT? I have that same model and have wanted to replace the poor quality knot with something better, but it's darned small.

Dave

bigfoot83
01-05-2010, 08:04 PM
No, not yet. I haven't taken the old knot out yet, but I measure it to be about 17mm. I'm thinking of opening it up slightly to take an 18mm Best knot from TGN. http://www.thegoldennib.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9_43 I'm a face latherer and prefer a smaller knot with some backbone.

Dave

theperfectstorm
01-09-2010, 07:07 AM
Ever-Ready 200. Black with Red base. TGN 20 mm Two-Band Finest.

cfriend
02-01-2010, 09:20 PM
What a great read this has turned out to be. Very interesting, thanks to all of you :thumbup1:

Schwert
02-02-2010, 02:50 PM
Sorry I did not capture all the data on my EverReady 150 prior to restore.

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/5181/borealeverreadyside3303.jpg

However, it was 20mm boar, and I purchased it in 1974. It gave me decades of service before the bristles started shedding from the middle out.

I replaced the knot with an 18mm Best Badger from Golden Nib.

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5858/everreadybest18mm7615.jpg

This puts an old old friend back in weekly service.

Bloodhound
02-02-2010, 08:28 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/husky9000/IM002144.jpg
100 - Red plastic base, white rubberized top.
Knot Diameter: 21mm
Handle Height: 53mm
Restoration project

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/husky9000/IM002142.jpg
150 - Black Rubber upper
Ivory Bakelite lower (heavly stained Not sure yet what I am going to do to clean it)
Knot Diameter: 21mm
Knot: Bristle...soon to be GN Boar Bristle
Another Restoration project

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/husky9000/IM002146.jpg
Newer model...no numbers on the box or the brush...and it has the black plastic ring at the base of the knot
Knot Diameter: 21mm
Knot Loft: 51mm
Knot Hair: bristle
Handle Height: 51mm

I also have these 2 C-40 s They look a lot like the 100, and the un-marked brush handles
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/husky9000/IM002143.jpg

I have two Black & White 200Ts headed my way, that have been re-finished with GN Badger Knots.

Goodknightbri
04-29-2010, 06:57 PM
The post with the 1000 and the 750 are amazing handles! Are those restored or original knots? wow.

Goodknightbri
04-29-2010, 07:00 PM
No, not yet. I haven't taken the old knot out yet, but I measure it to be about 17mm. I'm thinking of opening it up slightly to take an 18mm Best knot from TGN. http://www.thegoldennib.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9_43 I'm a face latherer and prefer a smaller knot with some backbone.

Dave
yes, you can grind down a 18mm, I had the same issue with older sterling silver travel brushes at 17mm...

Legion
04-30-2010, 12:41 AM
A 2100z, pre restoration.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/P1050275.jpg

shm
04-30-2010, 09:04 AM
Numbers 351B and 79

BroJohn
04-30-2010, 02:52 PM
I recently acquired a Ever Ready 1500 (like shown in post #39) that I'm sure is unused. It's a relatively small knot, but marked 'Pure Badger'. It would certainly be considered a silver tip by today's grading standards. Soft, dense and lush, it is simply a lovely brush.

-- John Gehman

Ski-Patroller
05-03-2010, 05:53 PM
I have 4 Ever Ready brushes, that probably date back to the first one I bought in 1963 or so. I think it is the 750 which is on the Right. The next 2 are N40s and the last one on the Left is an R40.

The Left N40 is still being used, and is in good shape. It is a little more prickly than my Simpson Col Best Badger, and not quite as dense. The rest of them are so soft that you really can't make a lather with them except by lathering right on the puck. They all have very soft, fine bristles, but I'm not sure how much is from wear and how much from the original construction.

I believe the R40 was the most expensive and highest quality of the bunch, but I have had all but one of them for a lot of years, and have no idea what they cost new. The worn looking N40 (Right Center) was a fairly recent eBay purchase, but it is a little too soft, and besides the knot it loose.

All of them are Labeled Ever Ready, Pure Badger, Made in USA and the two N40s have the number 6 below the label. The R40 has the number 9.

All but the Left Center N40 are candidates for restoration soon. They all have 21.5 mm holes (more or less)

shm
06-14-2010, 12:10 PM
Just finished restoring this Ever-Ready 75.

Took it completely apart, removed the old knot as it was no good, sanded down the wooden part and repainted it, polished up the metal part as good as possible and then reassembled the lot with a 22 mm Black Badger knot from TGN.

I'm quite satisfied with the result :biggrin1:

Before and after pictures can be found here (http://www.shm.dk/shave/gear/brush/33%20er%2075%20restore.htm)

Here, I'll just show an after picture

http://www.shm.dk/shave/brush/33_er_75/ER75%20-%204.JPG

Schwert
06-14-2010, 12:34 PM
Real nice work on that old 75.

I recently finished up an 836A, installed a 20mm Finest two-band fan.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/508/everready836apost1492.jpg

shm
06-15-2010, 06:55 AM
Real nice work on that old 75.

I recently finished up an 836A, installed a 20mm Finest two-band fan.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/508/everready836apost1492.jpg

Very nice :thumbup1:

How/what do you polish to get that shine on the black part of the handle?

Schwert
06-15-2010, 08:01 AM
I used Wenol...a polishing paste. I think it is jewlers rouge in an oil base.

screaming_pig
06-16-2010, 02:47 AM
well here's another for the mix.... EverReady 52c restored with a 22mm TGN Super.
108948
108949

Schwert
06-21-2010, 01:59 PM
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/492/everreadygreencreamdone.jpg

EverReady 100, Green/Cream. Originally boar bristles. Green rubber top, cream plastic bottom, hollow. I did not measure the original boar loft.

Now 20mm two-band Finest Fan set at 45mm.

IWHC
06-26-2010, 09:40 PM
Here's my contribution. This brush is part of an unused Made in England travel set, known to be 50+ years old.
Model: 573
Handle Design: See picture - chubby?
Type & Grade Hair: Bristle 2 colour
Knot size: 21mm
Loft Height: 45mm
Handle Height: 35mm
Total Height: 80mm
Colour: Orange/Black swirl

fidjit
06-26-2010, 09:51 PM
Everready 200 restored with TGN ( too scritchy for me ) 20mm Silvertip ( NOT grade A ) @ 45mm :001_smile

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/limbot/Ever%20Ready%20200/Everreadypostbloom.jpg

K.T.
06-29-2010, 07:38 PM
well here's another for the mix.... EverReady 52c restored with a 22mm TGN Super.
108948
108949

Interesting. I have a handle that looks identical to your 52c down to the green base.

Mine says Ever-Ready SET IN RUBBER 152c, however. I wonder if the two came with different knots originally.

K.T.

SliceOfLife
06-29-2010, 08:13 PM
In my searches on eBay it seems that the brushes up to 200 are boar. 201-299 are boar/badger. 300+ are badger, nylon or badgerlon. As the numbers go up quality improves for the most part.

IWHC, are you sure that's 573 and not "57B"?

SliceOfLife
07-01-2010, 09:36 PM
Oh also, I have no idea what it stands for but the "T" Designates the Hourglass shape two colored handles as far as I can tell.

Jack-in-the-Green
07-04-2010, 12:45 AM
I'm pretty sure that whomever said it earlier was right that the numbers are price codes. E.G. 200 would have sold for $2.00. That fits with the higher numbers being better quality. It would also explain why seemingly identical brushes have different numbers. My bet would be that the price went up. However, the letters do seem to have some significance toward the style. In addition to the "T" code that SliceOfLife pointed out, I've noticed that travel brushes are marked with the letter B.

SliceOfLife
07-07-2010, 08:20 PM
Hmm, that's a good idea. I'll have to keep my eyes open for badgers under 300 and boars 300+. There is a seller with a brush that looks like a cased, calling it a 500, but I can't see the 500 on the brush in the pics so I asked him to take a picture with focus on it.


edit:

http://www.countryjoescollectiblestuff.com/blue-shv-brush.html

Well there you go. The model number representing the cost is intriguing. I kind of suspect (based on unusual numbers like 47 and 52) that it just is a general representation of placement within their line (higher = better at the time) and not specifically the cost, but I certainly could be wrong.

Here are the ones I own that I think contribute to the thread. Left to right.

300PBT (pure badger hourglass) NIB.

400E (Grade A Pure Badger).

400PB (Pure Badger)

500PB (Pure Badger)

750 (Pure Badger) new old stock, no box

I have a lot more, but they've all already been posted.

Jack-in-the-Green
07-08-2010, 02:41 AM
:oops: Bah! I'm an idiot. This is what happens when you post before checking your facts. :blushing: I went back to take a look at the travel brushes that I have, and the code is "cc" not "B". I have no I idea where I got the "B" from. Sorry!

Merkur25
07-08-2010, 06:58 AM
Here are a couple that I have in my collection.

Every-Ready 500 - NIB

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0857.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0860.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0861.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0864.jpg

Every-Ready 525 - Looks slightly used but is in original box

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0866.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0868.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0873.jpg

GunSgt1863
07-19-2010, 03:47 PM
First time poster, great thread!
OK, time to really throw a wrench into things. I just bought a small shaving mug (more about it later) and a cute little brush. While trying to find out about the brush, I ended up here.
The mug is an Old Spice one from the early '50s (or so "The Shaving Shop" says). If this has any bearing on the brush, I don't know. The mug is only about 2 1/2 inches high.
Now, the wrench, er, brush.
It has a red Bakelite handle (dimensions to follow) and is well used. The bristles are curled over (from sitting for a long time, is my guess) and well worn. Base is marked Ever-Ready, MADE IN USA, SET IN RUBBER, STERILIZED, 50 CA
Sorry, no picture yet.

Stats:
-Model number: 50 CA
-Handle design: Curved taper from 36mm at base to 28 mm at top. Base is "knurled" 10 mm up from base.
-Type and grade of hair used: Unknown (light tan with some darker streaks).
-Knot size: 22-24 mm
-Loft height: 45 mm(ish. Hard to tell because of curl and wear.)
-Handle height: 41 mm
-Total height (Loft + Handle): 85 mm(ish)
-Color: Medium red.

SliceOfLife
07-19-2010, 05:15 PM
I recently acquired a Ever Ready 1500 (like shown in post #39) that I'm sure is unused. It's a relatively small knot, but marked 'Pure Badger'. It would certainly be considered a silver tip by today's grading standards. Soft, dense and lush, it is simply a lovely brush.

-- John Gehman

I'd love to see pics of that brush.

Recently picked up a 500PBM. It's a 500PB with a magnet in the base.


I've noticed the pattern that as numbers go up the knots get a little denser. 300's are pretty loosely packed. 400-500 are a little sparse. 650 is ok. 750's are decent. I wish my 1000 knot was in good enough shape I could judge its density.

Gymea
07-19-2010, 07:18 PM
Sliceoflife alerted me to this thread, so here's my post!

I have a 750 with box, as shown in the pics below. The brush is "as purchased", NOS. I was originally told that it was silvertip badger, but the box says "pure", so I might have been misled. Thing is, it's mighty soft pure badger. :thumbup1:

Cheers,
Jimmy.

Schwert
07-19-2010, 07:21 PM
Pure Badger just means that it is ALL badger hair...not some other hair or mixed with boar...it is not a grade in this context.

That looks like a great brush.

Deltaboy
07-20-2010, 05:30 AM
Here is my only Ever Ready's I have so far.
The Red one is a 100 and the Blue is F-40
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hogman84/Shavingstuff001-1.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hogman84/Shavingstuff002-1.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hogman84/Shavingstuff003-1.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/hogman84/Shavingstuff004-1.jpg

KaiserKrebs
07-25-2010, 04:26 PM
Here's my Ever-Ready model 600N It came in a lot with an Old Spice Shaving soap and mug. The brush is 100% Nylon bristle. The handle is big and chunky.... Knot 24mm, Loft 48mm total height 104mm. The knot is just as it came, have'nt washed it yet or attempted to use it. I couldn't get a clear legible pic of the writing on the base.




http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab191/dgkrebs/Everreadynylon.jpg

HoosierTrooper
07-26-2010, 03:29 PM
Haven't been collecting vintage brushes long, here's the two Ever-Ready's I have and use. 300 on the left, 100 on the right. The 100 is in mint condition.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c150/farrarfan1/Brushes002-1.jpg

Deltaboy
07-31-2010, 02:25 PM
Haven't been collecting vintage brushes long, here's the two Ever-Ready's I have and use. 300 on the left, 100 on the right. The 100 is in mint condition.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c150/farrarfan1/Brushes002-1.jpg

Good buys

staxchipswell
10-08-2010, 04:16 PM
Just finished restoring this Ever-Ready 75.

Took it completely apart, removed the old knot as it was no good, sanded down the wooden part and repainted it, polished up the metal part as good as possible and then reassembled the lot with a 22 mm Black Badger knot from TGN.

I'm quite satisfied with the result :biggrin1:

Before and after pictures can be found here (http://www.shm.dk/shave/gear/brush/33%20er%2075%20restore.htm)

Here, I'll just show an after picture

http://www.shm.dk/shave/brush/33_er_75/ER75%20-%204.JPG

I like your restore so much I was going to do the same, but the knot is in pretty good shape and isn't shedding at all....mine is a ...(75a).


http://images5a.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp63386%3Enu%3D32%3C8%3E93%3B%3E635%3E 23%3B993%3B72625%3Aot1lsi

Rivguy
10-08-2010, 05:24 PM
I have a 200T that is currently in my shop undergoing a hair transplant.

Cheers,

Doug

Hex
10-09-2010, 03:30 AM
I have a bunch of 100s. Most look like Deltaboys green/white one.

This white 100 is different looking and almost flawless. The 100 NN feels very heavy, and has a beautiful purple color. I think it's rubber. Not sure until I get it cleaned up.

I really like the 100 NN and it would be perfect for a stubby restore. I suspect it would be a great face latherer.

So much so that it might get me out of being a total bowl latherer. :001_smile

It has a small crack that I am not sure what to do with.

Scrom
11-26-2010, 04:36 PM
Name: Ever-Ready LU 50 (Ever-Ready DeLuxe Lucite)
Hair: Pure Badger
Knot size: 22mm
Loft: 46mm
Handle: 48mm
Total Length: 94mm

133906
133907
133908

HoosierTrooper
11-26-2010, 05:59 PM
Since this thread has been revived here's the ER's I now own.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c150/farrarfan1/002-13.jpg

weenerdog3443
11-26-2010, 06:33 PM
Since this thread has been revived here's the ER's I now own.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c150/farrarfan1/002-13.jpg

Nice collection. loving those lucite handles. When I'm done with all my ever-readys ill post pics

Ids
12-30-2010, 02:43 PM
Great post! I came across it looking for information on the ever ready 250 strange thing is, it looks identical to the 150 in the OP, the chess like one such a great shape!

I'm going to clean it up and fit a TGN 2 band finest to it, what would be the best way to restore the White writing.

Thanks guys

brianw
01-05-2011, 03:31 PM
As you have seen we are putting a brush compendium together. I would like to include the Ever Readys in there and will need some Pictures, model numbers, and knot sizes

Can you guys Help ???

Schwert
01-05-2011, 06:02 PM
I have three for the list:

EverReady 150 Red/White. 18mm Best set at 42mm. It could have taken a 20mm knot. My first restore of my very first brush purchased by my Dad before I headed off to college in 1974.

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5858/everreadybest18mm7615.jpg

Second was an EverReady 836A. 20mm Finest Badger set at 45mm.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/508/everready836apost1492.jpg

And third an EverReady 100 Green/Cream. 20 mm Finest Fan Badger set at 45mm.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/2627/everreadygreencreambloo.jpg

maxman
01-05-2011, 06:57 PM
Before or after we restore them? I've got one that I haven't started yet.
It'll take me a bit of time before I do start it.
It sounds to me like you want the restored ones.

brianw
01-05-2011, 07:02 PM
For the vintage brushes I feel the handles are the most important...to show people what it is like, but then again...we all like brush porn

see here http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/index.php/Category:Ever_Ready_Brushes

spanx
01-05-2011, 07:08 PM
I'd love to contribute but I'm not computer savvy enough to add to the wiki.You are more than welcome to use the pics.Here is a original Ever-Ready 29J shaving set with hunting dogs on the lid.

Ever-Ready
29J
Overall Height 110mm
Handle length 65mm wood with orange paint
Brush loft 45mm
Knot diamater 20mm
Boar bristle

All measurements are rounded to closest mm. I have a few other brushes in original condition although they are not ever-ready brand, but you could still use them in the brush index. I will post them after this.

brianw
01-05-2011, 07:13 PM
No problem guys, I would prefer if you just post in this thread....I'l do the rest....

spanx
01-05-2011, 07:19 PM
Here are a couple of brushes not ever-ready but still vintage. I hope you can use them.

First up:

Plymouth
5
Overall length 164mm
Handle length 88mm material unknown to me
Brush loft 76mm
Knot diameter 30mm
Boar bristle

Next up:

Shumate
350
Overall length 117mm
Handle length 66mm material unknown to me
brush loft 51mm
Knot diameter 21mm
Badger bristle

brianw
01-05-2011, 07:22 PM
We will try to get to them all...keep them coming

spanx
01-05-2011, 07:32 PM
Here are my last 2 vintage original condition brushes. once again non ever ready.

First up:

Gillette travel brush
overall length 76mm
Handle length 31mm
Brush loft 45mm
Knot diameter 17mm
Boar bristle

Next up:

Strong Set
Overall length 91mm
Handle length 43mm material plastic
Brush loft 48mm
knot diameter 18mm
Nylon bristle

Munxcub
01-06-2011, 06:46 AM
Ever-Ready 79, with new 22mm best badger knot from Larry.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5044/5322216417_42096a50dc.jpg

Schwert
01-06-2011, 08:16 AM
Thanks Brian, I see my three in the wiki. EverReady's as a family have such great looks....I am glad to see this wiki getting some filler.

Telecaster52
01-06-2011, 11:01 AM
Ever-Ready 79, with new 22mm best badger knot from Larry.



Cool, that looks like a fishing bobber :thumbup1:

here's my restores/vintages:

fuller boar: (maybe nylon) 90 total / 40 handle / 20 knot diam

http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/images/9/9b/Fuller1.jpg

everready 150: ? total / 53 handle / 20 knot diam
(now 100/50/22)
http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww348/telecaster52awh/DSCF3597.jpg?t=1294340456

everready 500PBT: ? total / 55 handle / 18 knot diam
(now 105/53/20)

http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww348/telecaster52awh/DSCF3644.jpg?t=1294340432

I'll add this to the wiki when i get around to it.
Also, if anyone needs help adding to the wiki, PM me and i'll give you a hand/handle it for you :thumbup1:

maxman
01-06-2011, 06:43 PM
Ok, I stink at taking pictures, but here's a few that I haven't restored yet.
I'll post again when I have them restored and learn how to use a camera.
Not pictured is an Ever Ready 200 and a nice Erskine that need a severe cleaning.

1. Rooney with original knot (nice butterscotch goodness)
2. Vulfix with original knot. You don't see too many of these around.
3. Ever Ready 100 with original knot.

Scott0079
01-09-2011, 12:23 PM
Here's a number 69 I've pretty much got finished.

Bestarrkin
01-09-2011, 02:21 PM
Do Klenzo brushes count for this compendium?

brianw
01-09-2011, 02:39 PM
sooner or later all brushes count.....

The Count of Merkur Cristo
01-09-2011, 09:04 PM
This Ever-Ready 150 handle comes with a brand new unused Badger Silvertip knot from TGN.

The knot dimensions are;

Knot Size: 22mm

Loft: 58mm

Total Height: 4.4 inches

Christopher http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh206/SerraTijn/smileys/smiley_shaving.gif

The Count of Merkur Cristo
01-11-2011, 02:05 PM
This is the awesome Restoration work done by Rudy, the Master himself :thumbup1:

The Every Ready Restored Brushes 1-4 pics (from left to right);

Pic 1;

The brushes as they arrived. The red brush on the left is a EverReady 300PBT Pure Badger (needed to be restored...most of the hairs were falling out due to age), & the blue one on right is a Ever-Ready 200T Boar.

Pic 2;

Both Brushes with their hair cut off.

Pic 3;

Both Brushes drilled out.

Pic 4;

The Restorted Brushes with new knots set in the handles.

16mm - 46mm loft Best Badger in the red handle on the left & 20mm Finest Badger - 50mm loft in the blue handle on the right.

Christopher http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh206/SerraTijn/smileys/smiley_shaving.gif

PS Great work Rudy :biggrin1:

Legion
01-15-2011, 03:45 PM
Here are some of my slightly rarer ones which might help

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/P1050275.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/P1050297.jpg
Ever-Ready 2100z. A before and after because I ground down the handle a little. 22mm knot

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/P1050273.jpg
Plymouth pure badger, 18mm knot

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/P1050264.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/simpsons_pg2-3.jpg
Simpsons, 1930's Best badger, 22mm

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/bakelite1.jpg
Imperial, Bakelite, was boar 20mm

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/_DSC1426.jpg
Fuller, Nylon, 20mm

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/P1050487.jpg
Bamberger's, was boar 18mm

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/P1050573.jpg
Ever-ready, No number visible, boar 20mm

jk3campbell
01-18-2011, 07:11 AM
Another Ever-Ready

Marked 101
Handle length-53mm
Knot-19mm hole I clearanced to 20mm grade A silvertip
Re-knot loft set to 53mm
Handle material unknown but white portion is very hard maybe bone??
Unknown original hair type

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss339/jk3campbell/0852.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss339/jk3campbell/003.jpg

jk3campbell
01-18-2011, 07:19 AM
Bought an older Surrey brush as a package with an old colgate shave stick.
Handle length-52mm
Knot hole size-just a tad under 24mm
No markings on handle only a sticker on the bottom of handle.
Handle shell is hollow but appears epoxy filled as original.
Appeared to be boar hair but not sure due to bristle wear.

Merkur25
01-21-2011, 10:49 AM
I have a couple to add, Ill post pics when I get home from work. :thumbup1:

The Count of Merkur Cristo
01-23-2011, 06:24 PM
I'm waiting on this Ever-Ready 250PB Pure Badger Brush I picked up off of Ebay...Measures 3 3/4 in. long, 1 3/4 in. wide :001_rolle

I think may have to 'keep a handle' (or as Memebr Rm71 a.k.a. Rocco would say, "Badgers sure do know how to breed"!), on them Badgers :badger:...I mean OMG :yikes: they can 'multiply' faster than rabbits (better to get them 'citters' nurtured or spayed :wink2: ), but at times, in the end..."Resistance is futile". http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-alien003.gif

Christopher http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh206/SerraTijn/smileys/smiley_shaving.gif

fidjit
01-27-2011, 03:48 AM
Everready 200 in green
20mm Silvertip @ 45mm. Rebuilt shelf.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/limbot/Ever%20Ready%20200/P1010035.jpg

Merkur25
01-27-2011, 04:52 AM
I bought these almost a year ago. All of the brushes have the original box and the one has the original instructions.

The Pall Mall 530 is from the 40's I believe and it is in Mint condition. No sign of use at all. The badger hair is extremely soft, something I have never felt before. I have never seen another one like it.

The Ever-Ready 500 is also in great condition. The bristles show some sign of aging but this one also has no sign of use either. This is the only one with this type of handle that I have seen.

The Ever-Ready 525 is the worst out of the bunch but it is still a nice example.

Ever-Ready 500

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0857.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0860.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0861.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0864.jpg

Ever-Ready 525

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0866.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0868.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0873.jpg

Pall Mall 530

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0874.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0883.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0886.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0890.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0875.jpg

Group shot for everyone
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0847.jpg

I can try and take some better pics if it is needed.

Thanks,
Brian

Hex
01-27-2011, 05:12 AM
I bought these almost a year ago. All of the brushes have the original box and the one has the original instructions.

The Pall Mall 530 is from the 40's I believe and it is in Mint condition. No sign of use at all. The badger hair is extremely soft, something I have never felt before. I have never seen another one like it.

The Ever-Ready 500 is also in great condition. The bristles show some sign of aging but this one also has no sign of use either. This is the only one with this type of handle that I have seen.

The Ever-Ready 525 is the worst out of the bunch but it is still a nice example.

Ever-Ready 500
Pall Mall 530

Group shot for everyone
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/DSCF0847.jpg

I can try and take some better pics if it is needed.

Thanks,
Brian

Brian, you can have my 1st born son in trade for the Pall brush. Plus I will throw in a Feather Stainless. :001_smile
That is one gorgeous brush.

Merkur25
01-27-2011, 05:19 AM
Brian, you can have my 1st born son in trade for the Pall brush. Plus I will throw in a Feather Stainless. :001_smile
That is one gorgeous brush.

I may have to take you up on that offer :laugh: :lol::lol:

Thanks for the kind remark!

Legion
01-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Brian, you can have my 1st born son in trade for the Pall brush. Plus I will throw in a Feather Stainless. :001_smile
That is one gorgeous brush.

+1. That is the coolest brush I have seen in a while.

Merkur25
01-27-2011, 05:14 PM
+1. That is the coolest brush I have seen in a while.

Thanks buddy! I am dying to use it but I just cant do it.



I forgot about one. This one a Rubberset 500 and it has been restored by me. I havent seen another one like it yet. It is quite small but it has a 20mm TGN finest knot so it makes a sweet lather with no effort at all.

Rubberset 500

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/Rubberset%20500/DSCF1050.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/Rubberset%20500/DSCF1051.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/Rubberset%20500/DSCF1055.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/Merkur25/Rubberset%20500/DSCF1057.jpg

brianw
01-27-2011, 05:52 PM
Thanks Merkur25 http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/index.php/Rubberset_500_Shaving_Brush#Rubberset_500

flycbyrd
01-27-2011, 06:14 PM
In order of appearance. ever-ready 100, ever-ready 153, ever-ready 600. The ever-ready 100 is re-knotted with a 16mm best badger knot from tgn. The others are there original knots. The 600 is in almost mint condition, the picture doesnt do it justice. It has no noticeable scratches on it..

Merkur25
01-28-2011, 04:43 AM
Thanks Merkur25 http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/index.php/Rubberset_500_Shaving_Brush#Rubberset_500

Glad I can help, thanks!

I can update with the loft size if needed, just let me know.

brianw
01-28-2011, 05:45 AM
Please Do !!! And thank Gents, the brush compendium would not be becoming a reality with out the members !!!!

Intrigued
01-28-2011, 05:45 PM
My Ever-Readys from left to right.

300A PureBadger, 200 Boar, 500 Badger & Bristle
143300 143301
143302 143303

Hex
01-29-2011, 07:21 AM
DagNabIt, Intrigued !!!

So that's where all the green handled brushes have gone.

I hate you. :blink:

Hex
01-30-2011, 08:28 AM
Here is an Ever Ready I just got.

Model = 59
Knot = 19mm
Length = 92mm
Handle = 46mm
Loft = 46mm

It looks like the original knot so the loft measurements are probably short of the original size.

I was hoping that it was a bakelite for restoring, but alas it failed the test.

The writing on the handle is too faint to show in the photo.

It's strange how the base of the handle has the green swirls whereas the rest of the handle is plain. I am thinking that it might unscrew but I don't think I will try to do that.

Piff
01-30-2011, 01:09 PM
The 600 is in almost mint condition, the picture doesnt do it justice. It has no noticeable scratches on it..

Son-of-a... I was wondering who got that thing. Looked tasty.

Regards.

Rockytop
02-02-2011, 01:52 PM
This is an Orange Ever - Ready 50P with a 20mm Finest TGN knot. It is set at 46mm, with an overall height of 98mm.

staxchipswell
02-02-2011, 07:20 PM
This one's lettering was very worn so I sanded it smooth. I used a TGN 22mm 2 band finest. This one is seeing a lot of use....http://images3a.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp73395%3Enu%3D336%3A%3E2%3B3%3E%3A59% 3E245%3B2%3B3%3B4%3A25%3Aot1lsi

brianw
02-02-2011, 07:46 PM
Gentlemen..... I am sorry I have been remiss in getting these into the compendium... please keep posting, will get at it later in the week I hope

Hex
02-03-2011, 08:44 AM
This says Ever Ready on the bottom of the brush, but there are no model numbers that I am sure of.

Under intense light, I can just make out what looks like a 4, but it could be my imagination seeing something in the scratches.

The brush holder has no markings at all.

Height = 92mm
Handle = 42mm
Loft = 50mm
Knot = 20mm

Blade Boy
02-03-2011, 02:12 PM
I didn't see any pics of the 500PBT so I thought i would show mine, thought is was a silvertip until I saw the speadsheet list it as a pure badger also just picked up a true NOS 100T with a red/black handle which I didn't see listed so someone might want to add it to the sheet. Blade Boy

Blade Boy
02-03-2011, 02:18 PM
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Blade Boy
02-03-2011, 02:24 PM
the new knot on the red/black doesn't look much different than the old knot still looked pretty good but to each his own. Blade Boy

Hex
02-04-2011, 07:15 AM
Somehow, someone will need to marry this thread with the one in the brush restore forum.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=184075

jk3campbell
02-05-2011, 10:41 PM
Marked 101
Handle length-53mm
Knot-19mm
Unknown original hair type

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss339/jk3campbell/0852.jpg

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss339/jk3campbell/003.jpg

The Count of Merkur Cristo
02-05-2011, 11:50 PM
I am attempting to do something that, to my knowledge, has never been done before in the shaving community. In an attempt to decipher the model numbers on Ever Ready brushes, I am putting together a spreadsheet with data about all of the Ever Ready brushes either I or anyone else can find or has found.

Please read and digest all the information in this post so we don't end up with a ton of posts that have to be re written to include the data you didn't read about in this initial post :lol:. Then please start posting like mad with the following:

-Information about Ever Ready brushes you own/have seen
-Pictures of said brushes if at all possible
-Wild speculations about what all of the data being collected means
-Personal stories about Ever Ready Brushes
-Shavegeekery


If you've got a large number of brushes to report, please by all means post pics of them, but rather than just posting the data straight to the forum, PM me with your email address so I can invite you to make changes directly to the Google spreadsheet this is all being stored in.




Background Information and Wild Speculation:

All of the Ever Ready brushes I have seen have three digit numbers, and sometimes even a letter following the number. According to Mike (lax1mxr), who has had his hands on enough of these things to make all of us green with envy, he has seen brushes with model numbers as high as 1000, with higher model numbers having finer grades of hair and finer handles. I personally have seen that some Ever Ready brushes include a letter in addition to the 3 or 4 digit number provided.




I'm working under the assumption that the number on the brush may include all/some of the following information:
-Model number (both digits and letters) i.e. 1000, 100, or 100B
-Handle design (note that this may not always mean material, but it does mean quality)
-Type and grade of hair used
-Knot size
-Loft height
-Handle height
-Total height (Loft + Handle)
-Color (especially for those two tone beauties:001_wub:)
-A link to the post with pictures/information provided about that brush
-Some other information not yet known at the time of this post


Link to URL: Massive Ever Ready Spreadsheet (http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tc49LNM42KuJmsYdvnT8qlQ&output=html)


[B]EDIT: As an update, I'm allowing you guys to edit the sheet. I'm hoping to get swamped here soon and may need the assistance.
Chris:
Quite simply very, very impressive first class (A #1) work. :thumbup:

Although I may not be additted yet, but there's time (I think I'm holding up rather well against this Vintage Ever-Ready Brush disorder [especially the two tone color scheme knockouts],...and other Acquisition Disorders). We all suffer (and are doomed :laugh:), to some degree from this shaving complusion, because at times..."Resistance is futile". http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-alien003.gif

Christopherhttp://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh206/SerraTijn/smileys/smiley_shaving.gif

Lucky11453
02-07-2011, 07:26 PM
Here is my first vintage brush restore The Tuxedo :euro:. I when with a 22mm Bulb Finest from the Golden Nib.


http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=19636

Hex
02-08-2011, 05:15 AM
Here is my first vintage brush restore The Tuxedo :euro:. I when with a 22mm Bulb Finest from the Golden Nib.


http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=19636

Very classy looking Lucky and it(He) looks like he is very comfortable to hold.

Was that white line already there or did you add it ?

Piff
02-08-2011, 06:34 PM
Not sure where your compendium is, so I hope I'm not repeating what you already have in there.

Ever-Ready
Pure Badger
Cased
250
Made in USA
Sterilized

Overall height: 3-9/16"
handle: 1-3/4"
handle opening (knot): 20.5mm

Hex
02-09-2011, 05:25 AM
Here is another unnumbered Ever Ready.

It's a butterscotch with a (grrr) small crack that is almost not there.

Nothing on the bottom.
One side says: Ever Ready, Set in Rubber B
Other side says: Sterilized A
Knot : 22mm
Handle : 59mm
Original Loft: about 48mm

Lucky11453
02-09-2011, 07:09 AM
Very classy looking Lucky and it(He) looks like he is very comfortable to hold.

Was that white line already there or did you add it ?

Thanks George,

It is a great brush....I really like the 20 and 22 mm knots.

docfitch
02-09-2011, 03:57 PM
Here is my first attempt at brush restoration. I got two EverReady 150's (along with a couple Super Speeds) from the Bay. They weren't in too bad of shape, but they needed cleaning and new knots.

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After removing the old knots and ordering from TGN (I decided I wanted to try a boar brush, so I ordered a UK-20mm Cream Boar for the black and cream handle and a 20mm Silvertip Badger Hair Knot for the red and cream), I polished the handles. After epoxying the knots, here are the final results.

These are pre-bloom as I just finished them:
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Edit: I forgot the measurements:

Black and cream: original ... handle 67mm, knot 52mm X 20mm, overall 119mm
restored ... handle 67mm, knot 55mm X 20mm, overall 122mm

Red and cream: original ... handle 53mm, knot 50mm X 20mm, overall 103mm
restored ... handle 53mm, knot 52mm X 20mm, overall 105mm

staxchipswell
02-09-2011, 04:30 PM
this one's lettering was very worn so i sanded it smooth. I used a tgn 22mm 2 band finest. This one is seeing a lot of use....http://images3a.snapfish.com/232323232%7ffp73395%3enu%3d336%3a%3e2%3b3%3e%3a59% 3e245%3b2%3b3%3b4%3a25%3aot1lsi

I am having trouble w/ picts disappearing...

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dalecooper51
02-11-2011, 08:10 AM
Here's a neat little orange and black Rubberset 300n. It has a 19mm Nylon knot (simply awful) set with a loft of 41mm. The overall height is 80mm. The diameter of the handle is 38mm wide at the base. The center of the black portion is 33.6mm wide.

Hex
02-11-2011, 01:35 PM
Here's a neat little orange and black Rubberset 300n. It has a 19mm Nylon knot (simply awful) set with a loft of 41mm. The overall height is 80mm. The diameter of the handle is 38mm wide at the base. The center of the black portion is 33.6mm wide.

WOW, that is spectacular. It looks red to me.

Short but sweet.

Slowhand
02-20-2011, 05:41 PM
Everready 200 in green
20mm Silvertip @ 45mm. Rebuilt shelf.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/limbot/Ever%20Ready%20200/P1010035.jpg

LOVE this brush. Just beautiful.

Gone Gray
02-26-2011, 02:04 PM
Here is another Every-Ready shaving brush to add. I will try to add it to the spreadsheet.

Height = 100mm
Handle Height = 49mm
Loft = 51mm
Knot size = 22mm
Pure Badger
Model = 1000L

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=24793

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=24794

Mr.Oak
03-09-2011, 09:47 PM
Ever-Ready 925 brush I just bought for a good ol' full restore job. There is a reference to a "525" brush that looks identical (except for the color) but I believe it is also a 925 like mine.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/DAWinkler/Straight%20Razors/IMAG0189.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/DAWinkler/Straight%20Razors/IMAG0188.jpg

I don't know what type of bristle was originally in this brush or the size of the knot.

ahoiberg
03-12-2011, 07:25 AM
Okey, this is my brush:

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9735/picture013ip.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8120/picture011wy.jpg

Knot type: Badger
Name: 300PBT
knot: 16mm
loft: 50mm
total height:105mm

i have the EXACT same brush. it was my grandfather's. nice to see another one!

FL shaver
03-23-2011, 06:59 PM
Ever-Ready 150B
22 mm TGN short lofted (55 mm) Best set at 47 mm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v380/surferfletch/DSC_0647.jpg

Mr.Oak
03-25-2011, 02:14 PM
Every-Ready 925 in green with Pure Badger 20mm

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/DAWinkler/Straight%20Razors/Ever-Ready%20925%20Shave%20brush%20restoration/Finished1b.jpg

AECUSN
04-15-2011, 09:15 AM
Ever Ready 250PB original knot
Blue Base
White Upper
Measurements, If my counting is correct...
Handle Ht: 2 1/16" 54mm
Total Ht: 3 7/8" 98.5mm
Knot: 16-18mm
Loft: 1 3/4" 44.5mm

AECUSN
04-15-2011, 10:21 AM
My Ever Ready 250PB, Ever Ready SE, and some Mama Bears.

Now I just need to polish up that 250PB... Maybe get the ER SE replated...hmmm

Skyrider55
04-15-2011, 12:25 PM
Here's an Ever Ready 300PBT.

Original specs:
Total height - ?
Handle height - 55mm
Loft ?
Knot size - 18mm pure badger

Restore specs:
Total height - 104
Handle height - 54mm
Loft 50mm
Knot size -20mm pure badger

FL shaver
04-19-2011, 03:14 PM
ER F40 and 200T (look the same to me!) with 20mm TGN Silvertips.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v380/surferfletch/photo-85.jpg

ER 100 reduced to 50mm due to a chip at the top edge with an 18mm TGN boar set to 50mm.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v380/surferfletch/photo-87.jpg

buddydog
04-21-2011, 05:41 PM
Do you think this should get a new knot?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5024/5641545561_eec97923aa_z.jpg

Hex
04-22-2011, 06:11 AM
Do you think this should get a new knot?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5024/5641545561_eec97923aa_z.jpg

I'm thinking no Michael.

It looks pretty usable as it is.
Have you tried it yet ?

buddydog
04-22-2011, 08:22 AM
I used it this morning,works fine actually.It's softer than I expected it to be.I think I like it the way it is.

bobfarvour
04-22-2011, 08:26 AM
ER F40 and 200T (look the same to me!) with 20mm TGN Silvertips.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v380/surferfletch/photo-85.jpg



In your picture they certainly do look identical.
My F40 and 200T are different near the top, the angle at the top of the handle is steeper and longer in one. I can't remember which. I'll try and get a photo in a minute.

bobfarvour
04-22-2011, 08:30 AM
Here is my first vintage brush restore The Tuxedo :euro:. I when with a 22mm Bulb Finest from the Golden Nib.


http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=19636

Be still my heart.
I'm in love with that brush.

Snargle
04-22-2011, 11:18 AM
Here's my restored Ever-Ready 300N. The nylon bristles have been removed and replaced with a TGN 200 Finest Badger knot (pre-bloom).

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_BwnFh3HnlA0/Ta-IFrTawAI/AAAAAAAACb4/ZGz8ezjRJyo/s640/P1040780.JPG

Measurements

Overall Height: 97mm
Handle Height: 50mm
Loft: 47mm
Base Width: 35mm
Top Section Width: 35mm

bobfarvour
04-23-2011, 06:28 AM
Black on Butterscotch 925

bobfarvour
04-23-2011, 06:30 AM
Cream K40

bobfarvour
04-23-2011, 06:37 AM
Red on White 100

bobfarvour
04-23-2011, 06:40 AM
White on Red 100

bobfarvour
04-23-2011, 06:41 AM
Red on White 100A

bobfarvour
04-23-2011, 06:44 AM
Black on White 150The ferrell from the Omega Boar makes it look a little taller. Sorry for the dirtiness, I just used it yesterday.

bobfarvour
04-23-2011, 06:46 AM
White on Black 100T

bobfarvour
04-23-2011, 06:49 AM
300N This was butterscotch, but it required so much sanding due to it's poor broken condition that there isn't much butterscotch left.

bobfarvour
04-23-2011, 06:51 AM
Blue on White 50H

eastomjac
04-24-2011, 05:32 PM
ok,here are three,one everreadyC40,ones a burma shave boar,which im going to put a badgerknot into,the other is an older?made in tiwan roc i had around,looks old w/my burham1909's

Lucky11453
04-24-2011, 08:10 PM
Blue on White 50H

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=159118&stc=1&d=1303566666

You have a nice collection of Ever-Ready brushes there Bob.:thumbup1:

Lucky11453
04-24-2011, 08:18 PM
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/P1050297.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x146/dh10au/P1050273.jpg

Another couple of my favorites:thumbup1: That black and tan Ever Ready handle looks very user friendly.

fizgiggsr
04-25-2011, 08:48 PM
Here are two pictures of my 250PB in White/Red. These are all before restore, which I'll update once that has been completed.

Hair: Pure Badger
Knot: 18 mm
Loft: 40 mm
Base: 55 mm

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/__VllMeL8dLc/TbY3ajbhG5I/AAAAAAAAAXA/XkpxT9fst94/s800/DSC01497.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/__VllMeL8dLc/TbY3a1ZZbeI/AAAAAAAAAXE/yjbFVGizdME/s800/DSC01498.JPG

The Count of Merkur Cristo
05-23-2011, 11:29 AM
I was waiting and just received a Ever-Ready (two-tone...cream & black), 150 Boar Brush. :thumbup:

"Laughter is the [shaving] brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart." Mort Walker

Christopher http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/130934/smiley_mail.gif "Between the wish and the thing lies waiting". Unknown Author

Snargle
05-23-2011, 12:59 PM
Hmmm...I was watching that one. Nice looking brush. I think it would look great with a nice two band finest TGN knot. Congratulations!

The Count of Merkur Cristo
05-23-2011, 03:30 PM
Hmmm...I was watching that one. Nice looking brush. I think it would look great with a nice two band finest TGN knot. Congratulations!
Larry:
Thanx for your reply, support and for sharing, but I think I'll not re-knot this brush with Badger hair because the boar bristels are to still great condition with no shedding and I really like the exfoliating action of this brush wih the existing Boar bristles. :thumbup:

Christopher http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh206/SerraTijn/smileys/smiley_shaving.gif "Laughter is the [shaving] brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart." Mort Walker

retiredguns
05-23-2011, 04:11 PM
Restored 52C. Has become my favorite brush.

http://home.comcast.net/~tgfmo/erbrush1.jpg

Snargle
05-23-2011, 05:11 PM
Larry:
Thanx for your reply, support and for sharing, but I think I'll not re-knot this brush with Badger hair because the boar bristels are to still great condition with no shedding and I really like the exfoliating action of this brush wih the exciting Boar bristles. :thumbup:

Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! None of the "vintage" brushes I've picked up so far were in any condition to come anywhere near my face! :blink:

Glad you got yourself a good one...a well-broken-in boar is a treat!

epd
05-24-2011, 06:58 PM
This is my first practice restore, I stole the knot out of my wilkinson sword boar brush- got the brush off of ebay looking so gross that even after all this work im still not sure if ill use it :001_unsur
Notice the chrome trim ring around the knot, im pretty happy with how this turned out.

Hex
05-25-2011, 05:59 AM
This is my first practice restore, I stole the knot out of my wilkinson sword boar brush- got the brush off of ebay looking so gross that even after all this work im still not sure if ill use it :001_unsur
Notice the chrome trim ring around the knot, im pretty happy with how this turned out.

That's a beauty EPD, and I insist that you give it a try or, failing that, forward it to me and I will put him through his paces. :001_rolle

eastomjac
06-03-2011, 10:54 AM
ok i finaly got my knots in from woodcrafters for my c40 and tiwan roc ,so here are the pics before and after the knot size is 20mm:thumbup:;

eastomjac
06-09-2011, 03:18 PM
here's my new'est 200t with a new tgn silvertip 20mm;

CubReporter
07-21-2011, 05:09 AM
I posted this thread (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/241921-Ever-seen-this-Ever-Ready) last night trying to find out a bit more about a brush I was just given. I didn't even see this thread!

I'll post the pictures here, too. This is my 250 NCC. I thought it was small enough to be a travel brush and thanks to this thread, I just learned what the CC code is. Now how about that N?

Also, what's up with the bottom of the brush? Did a cap fall off or something? It still stands on its own just fine.

Next to an Omega 31020 for size comparison.

182704

182703

182702

Snargle
07-21-2011, 05:18 AM
I posted this thread (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/241921-Ever-seen-this-Ever-Ready) last night trying to find out a bit more about a brush I was just given. I didn't even see this thread!

I'll post the pictures here, too. This is my 250 NCC. I thought it was small enough to be a travel brush and thanks to this thread, I just learned what the CC code is. Now how about that N?

Also, what's up with the bottom of the brush? Did a cap fall off or something? It still stands on its own just fine.


I think the "N" means Nylon (as in Nylon bristles). Not sure what happened to the bottom of that brush...is the exposed material some kind of filler? it almost looks like wood in the photos, so maybe at one point this had a long wooden handle that someone sawed off because they wanted a shorter brush?

CubReporter
07-21-2011, 05:31 AM
If it was sawed off, someone did it with extreme precision. That's what makes me think an endcap or something has been knocked off.

CubReporter
07-21-2011, 11:58 AM
i have the EXACT same brush. it was my grandfather's. nice to see another one!

I just bought one of these today for a restoration project. Wish me luck!

midniterambler
08-27-2011, 10:06 AM
here are a few to add:
50 CA 40 mm handle
52C 48 mm handle
100 A 55 mm handle
129 R 40 mm handle
45 mm knot
150 60 mm handle
50 mm knot
150 W 50 mm handle
200 57 mm handle
55 mm knot
boar ?
200 M 65 mm handle
50 mm knot
boar ?
200 BH 40 mm handle
50 mm knot
748 50 mm handle
800 A 40 mm handle
37 mm knot
badger ?

Snargle
08-27-2011, 12:41 PM
here are a few to add:
50 CA 40 mm handle
52C 48 mm handle
100 A 55 mm handle
129 R 40 mm handle
45 mm knot
150 60 mm handle
50 mm knot
150 W 50 mm handle
200 57 mm handle
55 mm knot
boar ?
200 M 65 mm handle
50 mm knot
boar ?
200 BH 40 mm handle
50 mm knot
748 50 mm handle
800 A 40 mm handle
37 mm knot
badger ?

Oh man...I got the warmies for those green and black babies...Me want one! :drool: :001_tt1: :drool:

midniterambler
08-27-2011, 04:32 PM
not an eveready, but a simms with a tgn 24 mm superbadger knot @ 52 mm.

shanman
08-27-2011, 07:14 PM
^^Nice!^^

Insaniac99
08-27-2011, 11:27 PM
Oh man...I got the warmies for those green and black babies...Me want one! :drool: :001_tt1: :drool:

+1

beeranon
08-30-2011, 02:05 PM
OK, got this one at the first of the month from TnutsShave via the B/S/T, and it quickly became my favorite brush. I'm a cream guy, so don't know how it would perform on soap. It has a Whipped Dog silvertip badger knot in it, not sure of the size or loft, but it will flat spit out some lather with a good cream. I'll get some measurements (have to get a cheap caliper first, so it won't be immediately, but I will get to it), and post a better picture.

Front:
Ever-Ready
SET IN RUBBER
980-A

Back:
[Will have to add when I get home]

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=28886

bigfoot83
09-11-2011, 06:38 PM
(That's weird...when I originally posted these, the photos were coming in from the side!)

Ever-Ready 100T (My son's daily brush.)
Overall Height 102mm
Handle Height 51mm
Brush loft 51mm
Knot 20mm TGN Finest Fan extra hair

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/Brush%20restores/DSCF2396.jpg

Ever-Ready 200T
Overall Height 104mm
Handle Height 53mm
Brush loft 51mm
Knot 20mm TGN Finest Fan

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/Brush%20restores/DSCF2398.jpg

Ever-Ready F40 (Son's gift when he gets his first position post-college.)
Overall Height 104mm
Handle Height 52mm
Brush loft 52mm
Knot 20mm TGN Finest Fan extra hair (unbloomed)

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/Brush%20restores/DSCF2406.jpg

Ever-Ready C40 (Used for soaps or travel)
Overall Height 99mm
Handle Height 52mm
Brush loft 47mm
Knot 20mm TGN Best

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/Brush%20restores/DSCF2402.jpg

Ever-Ready 300PBT (Used for travel)
Overall Height 98mm
Handle Height 56mm
Brush loft 42mm
Knot 16mm TGN Best

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/Brush%20restores/DSCF2393.jpg

Ever-Ready 300
Overall Height 105mm
Handle Height 55mm
Brush loft 50mm
Knot 22mm TGN Finest Fan extra hair

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg8/dave_derr/Brush%20restores/DSCF2405.jpg

If you need any more info, please let me know.

JCinPA
09-12-2011, 06:13 AM
My first restore ... n Ever Ready 150.

22mm TGN Silvertip A knot set at about 47-48 mm. Here it is dry, after gluing the knot in place.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2934/drybrush.jpg

Lathered up with some AOS Sandalwood for conditioning.

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/4079/conditioning.jpg

And post bloom after the inaugural shave this morning.


http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5863/postbloom.jpg

shm
09-12-2011, 08:16 AM
Very nice job restoring that brush - it looks beautiful.

Blade Boy
09-21-2011, 02:16 AM
Here's my Ever-ready which I haven't seen another here yet.

Model : N500
Handle shape : 8 fluted sides with 8 scallops
Knot type : Nylon with split ends
Knot Size : 22mm approx.
Knot loft : 47 mm approx.
Overall height : 98mm approx.
Handle Type/color : clear Lucite with Black insert

191754

Snargle
09-21-2011, 05:48 AM
Here's my Ever-ready which I haven't seen another here yet.

Model : N500
Handle shape : 8 fluted sides with 8 scallops
Knot type : Nylon with split ends
Knot Size : 22mm approx.
Knot loft : 47 mm approx.
Overall height : 98mm approx.
Handle Type/color : clear Lucite with Black insert

191754

That's a beauty, but I just can't help imagining what it would be like with a nice badger (or even a boar) knot, instead of that ugly Nylon!

Blade Boy
09-21-2011, 09:00 AM
Yeah, I,m sure that would be nice but it's my only synthetic and I really like the way it performs, it surprisingly hold a TON of water (just as much as a badger if not more) and I'm vintage freak so I'm keepin' her stock.

Snargle
09-21-2011, 10:13 AM
Yeah, I,m sure that would be nice but it's my only synthetic and I really like the way it performs, it surprisingly hold a TON of water (just as much as a badger if not more) and I'm vintage freak so I'm keepin' her stock.

If and when MÜHLE makes their synthetic "Silvertip Fibre" knots available, I'd love to try one in a nice vintage handle. From what I've been reading, they're supposed to perform almost as well as real, dead badger hair!

noahpictures
09-22-2011, 11:17 AM
Ever Ready 50A:

Handle height: 50mm
Bore opening: 20mm
Bore depth: 18mm

Swindled on ebay...priceless :cursing:

noahpictures
09-24-2011, 05:14 PM
Made Rite Lucite. At the bottom of the handle it reads: Made Rite USA Set in Rubber. Pure Badger 72.

Handle Height: 38mm
Handle Width at widest point (bottom): 34mm
Badger Hair Height: 44mm
Bore opening: 19-20mm across

noahpictures
10-06-2011, 11:29 AM
Century green top, cream bottom brush. Front of the brush reads, "Century, Set in rubber, sterilized, made in the USA." Back of the brush reads, "Pure Bristle". Nothing is written on the bottom. The handle is hollow. The handle feels right in my hand and is impressively ergonomic.

Handle height: 53 mm
Handle base width: 30 mm
Bore width: 20mm

Blade Boy
10-08-2011, 08:50 PM
Here are a couple of brushes not ever-ready but still vintage. I hope you can use them.

First up:

Plymouth
5
Overall length 164mm
Handle length 88mm material unknown to me
Brush loft 76mm
Knot diameter 30mm
Boar bristle

Next up:

Shumate
350
Overall length 117mm
Handle length 66mm material unknown to me
brush loft 51mm
Knot diameter 21mm
Badger bristle

Man that Plymouth with the amber handle is totally awesome, hope to come across one those in the future.

brucea
10-11-2011, 10:03 AM
Just grabbed a butterscotch brush and a 40s superspeed at a flea market for 5 bucks.The superspeed is cleaned and sanitized and working great. The brush will be my first attempt at a restoration. You guys are inspiration

Blade Boy
10-11-2011, 10:33 AM
Good for you, sounds like you got a very deal. It might be you first restored but I bet it won't be your last.:001_smile

Snargle
10-11-2011, 01:29 PM
Just grabbed a butterscotch brush and a 40s superspeed at a flea market for 5 bucks.The superspeed is cleaned and sanitized and working great. The brush will be my first attempt at a restoration. You guys are inspiration

Pictures! We want pictures...both before and after...and even in-between if you can!

brucea
10-11-2011, 06:51 PM
Thanks guys!! The razor was in very nice shape. It needed a cleaning and a polish and of course sanitizing. I am not a great photographer but I will take some shots. My first step is to remove the old knot measure and them mail out for a new knot......correct? I hope i do the handle justice. I have the feeling it won't be my last too!!

QuarkVI
10-14-2011, 10:39 PM
Not sure what number this is - some photos pre restoration (as you can see the handle was completely black once upon a time)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6170/6174700114_7eae7a1264.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66104659@N08/6174700114/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6155/6174701192_5b68750a39.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66104659@N08/6174701192/)


see the restore of Fred HERE (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/252022-Restore-of-Fred)

brucea
10-16-2011, 12:34 PM
these are the before pictures . Hopefully there will be some afters in a few weeks :-)

brucea
10-16-2011, 12:38 PM
These are the before pictures. I hope to be done in a week or two depending on shipping and free time

Blade Boy
10-16-2011, 03:11 PM
I dig that handle, that should make a beautiful restore, can't wait to see it completed.

brucea
10-16-2011, 03:42 PM
Thank you. I need to cut and measure then order and install. I hope the opening isn't an odd size. I think I will go with Golden Nibs.

The Count of Merkur Cristo
10-16-2011, 07:57 PM
I have this beautiful 'brand new' shiny red lower and cream top Ever-Ready 150 Brush with natural bristles. Since it was new...there was no need to restore it and I use it 'as-is' in my weekly rotation with no problems.

:straight: "Laughter is the [shaving] brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart." Mort Walker

brucea
10-17-2011, 08:38 AM
I was also curious if anyone knew the brand of this brush? There is a partial sticker shown in one picture.

brucea
10-29-2011, 09:26 AM
197549197550

Finished my first brush!! It was a learning experience as you can hopefully see. The brush works nicely but cosmetically I will have to do some tweaking when I have the time to make the finish appear better. The new knot is a 18mm finest from golden nibs
What I learned.
1) get the knot before I start the removal of epoxy and old knot
2) small handles do not allow me to sink a knot very far
3) I need to use less epoxy. Use of extra epoxy is related to point 2
Comparison to my tweezerman, the only other brush I have.
1) The brush is softer
2) the brush holds soap inside the hairs instead of the soap falling off the brush
3) I seemed to need more initial soap product( TOB sandalwood) to get lather. Not sure if that is a function of breaking in or quality
Finally I learned a lot . Next time will be better!!:wink2:

yung puck
11-02-2011, 12:37 AM
this is my first everyready brush and it is very special to me.I have seen similar models in the thread but have yet to see this one.This brush was uncovered in a box from the little things that remained from my great grandfather on my mothers side,my mother gave the brush to me and it is what sparked my passion and love for wet shaving,even though the brush was really old it still felt so good using one for the first time,:001_wub: with the williams puck my barber had recently gave me.i then said to myself never again with the canned goo.so that my ever ready story.
K40 is the # on the bottom

alsutl
11-07-2011, 06:09 PM
Recently obtained Ever Ready 2000.

brucea
11-09-2011, 08:17 AM
Beautiful brush. Nice condition!

alsutl
11-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Beautiful brush. Nice condition!

I used it once and it is very floppy, no backbone at all.

brucea
11-12-2011, 06:53 AM
Are you going to replace the knot?

stuart12dz
11-13-2011, 11:33 PM
Ever-Ready 150 with a 20mm x 67mm UK bristle boar knot from TGN. The knot is set at 60mm. This has become one of my favourite brushes in my rotation. The tips are very soft and it has good backbone. Not as floppy as my Omega 48.

Mike H
11-15-2011, 11:41 AM
Ever Ready 300
Square Lucite bottom with rounded edges, top is round rubber?, boar knot

Knot 24mm
Loft ~60?mm
Handle height 57mm
Handle width 30mm

Pre-restoration photo
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PnSecDvykCw/TsK-U_eQUII/AAAAAAAAA0Y/VZi2dN1eaJY/s512/ever-ready%252520300%252520pre.jpg

brucea
11-16-2011, 06:05 AM
I like the black and white. Very classy. Just bought a old clear acrylic on ebay. Can't wait to remove the old knot and throw in a new one.

mycarver
11-16-2011, 08:17 AM
Here are 10 of mine.
First pic from L to R
Octagonal lucite #250 20mm
a cloudy and bubbled #500n 22mm
a clear 500N I re knotted with a Best set at 46mm. These must be popular around here as I've passed on 4-5 others,,, shoulda' got 'em.
A 565 (? number is scratched) 27mm

Second photo L to R
Blue/black 100T 20mm
Bl/Red 150W 20mm
Bl/Ivory 200T 20mm
Red/Ivory 936W 20mm


Last photos
Orig boxed unused(?) 500PB 20mm
Red/Orange with yellow swirls 129R 22mm

Some I'll restore/re-knot,, some I'll keep original. If you need more particulars let me know.

Mark

Ockham's razor
11-17-2011, 11:53 AM
These Ever Ready brushes are amazing! I may have miss the info, but do someone knows what's the knot on a F-40 model? I have a nice 20mm knot in finest to fit in a handle...

keysort
11-17-2011, 12:50 PM
This is my Ever Ready "180". Sorry for the crappy photo quality!

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o454/keysort/records%20glasses/photo1.jpg

eyesofgrey
11-17-2011, 01:01 PM
Ever-Ready Model 000

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/photo1.jpg http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/photo.jpg

eyesofgrey
11-17-2011, 03:49 PM
TGN 22mm XH Fan set at 47mm loft. 100mm overall height.

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/8dd5fe89.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/8a29248e.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/c5c4d15c.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/b5c68c27.jpg

Toulouse
11-17-2011, 03:56 PM
All beautiful brushes. Ever Ready made so many great ones! I have two and a third in the mail ... Love them.

yung puck
11-17-2011, 04:15 PM
here is a new one i recieved from the beav.

ever ready 250
beehive style

brucea
11-18-2011, 07:26 AM
Hi guys expecting a everready 250 in the mail soon. Acrylic handle square shape . I am expecting that I will need a 18mm knot. Has anyone done a restoration on one of these?

beeranon
11-18-2011, 09:27 AM
here is a new one i recieved from the beav.

ever ready 250
beehive style

Yum! Love that handle shape.

The Count of Merkur Cristo
11-18-2011, 10:47 AM
TGN 22mm XH Fan set at 47mm loft. 100mm overall height.

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/8dd5fe89.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/8a29248e.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/c5c4d15c.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/b5c68c27.jpg
eyesofgrey:
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet brush and simply...very, very impressive first class (A #1) work. :drool:

I think I may have to 'keep a handle' on my Ever-Ready Brush disorder (especially the two tone color scheme knockouts), and other AD's; or as Memebr Rm71 [a.k.a. Rocco] would say, "Badgers sure do know how to breed"!!!

I mean they can 'multiply' faster than rabbits (better to get them 'citters' nurtured or spayed :wink2: ), but at times, in the end..."Resistance is futile". http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-alien003.gif

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e167/booboo1960/NewPicture.jpg "Laughter is the [shaving] brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart." Mort Walker

eyesofgrey
11-19-2011, 11:04 PM
eyesofgrey:
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet brush and simply...very, very impressive first class (A #1) work. :drool:

Thanks TCOMC.... I'm happy about how it turned out. My favorite part of any brush is how clean the edge of the hole is. The handle to knot transition on this one looks just right to my eyes.

The Count of Merkur Cristo
11-20-2011, 07:54 AM
Thanks TCOMC.... I'm happy about how it turned out. My favorite part of any brush is how clean the edge of the hole is. The handle to knot transition on this one looks just right to my eyes.
eyesofgrey:
Awesome...and thanx for the 'shout-out' and for sharing!!!

:straight: "A razor [blade] can't be sharpened on a piece of velvet." Author Unknown

eyesofgrey
11-20-2011, 03:15 PM
Amazing lather brush... (VDH, just to show off)
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/90f32680.jpg

Rinse and shake:
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/e797c74e.jpg

Standing on it's head without support. Root beer glowing with some extra light. Firm, soft & zero flop.
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/mosesrogers/Shaving/09a98b50.jpg

mr rogers
11-21-2011, 08:47 AM
Here is an Ever-Ready 200T that my brother helped me restore last night. It has a huge 24mm boar knot in it.
Cant wait to start breaking it in!
201599

urkel
11-21-2011, 08:52 AM
this is the same brush i just bought. yours looks pretty nice and i wonder if you had to bore open the handle for the knot

mr rogers
11-21-2011, 08:57 AM
In your picture they certainly do look identical.
My F40 and 200T are different near the top, the angle at the top of the handle is steeper and longer in one. I can't remember which. I'll try and get a photo in a minute.

Its the f40 that is steeper and longer. i have a black f40 and a blue 200T. you should check out my brush on page 5. its the 200T with a 24mm knot. i was sick of having a floppy brush:lol1:

mr rogers
11-21-2011, 09:01 AM
yeah i did, normally i think it would take a 20mm or 22mm knot after just grinding out the old epoxy. So i just went ahead and made it a 24 since there is definitely enough material there for it. i think it looks great with the larger knot.

brucea
11-25-2011, 05:09 AM
Just purchased a black and white and a acrylic everready also. After my initial try at restoration(see above) I have now switched to a CLEAR marine epoxy. Lesson learned.

mr rogers
11-26-2011, 11:45 PM
Is that marine epoxy a quick set epoxy? How expensive does it run? The stuff i used worked great and it didn't take a lot to complete the whole restoration.

it was the LOCtite 5-minute quick set type.

noahpictures
12-20-2011, 11:18 AM
The Ever Ready 100XX brush handle has plenty of heft to it. The hair looks like boar. Here are the dimensions:

Handle height: 65mm
Handle base: 34mm
Hair loft: 55mm
Knot: 20mm

I finally got lucky on feebay! I will be replacing the knot.

Ray Guy
12-21-2011, 04:24 AM
Ever Ready 400PB my first restore from about a year ago. No before pictures. The knot is a TGN finest 18mm.
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SenorPartagas
12-21-2011, 02:06 PM
Here are 2 of my Red 100. No before pics as I jumped right into a resto. This is the base all ready for some filling (cork and resin) and a new floppy knot.

Dia: around 21....cant find my damn calipers yet
Knot: original was def boar
Handle: Hollow plastic top and bottom

IggyEGuana
12-23-2011, 10:10 PM
200T

Before pics. I'm in the middle of the restoration. I have the knot out and the opening filed. I didnt expect it to be hollow but it makes sense.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/404919_253574401376608_100001721497647_719578_6424 44109_n.jpg

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