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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

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

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:

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

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
144229

144228

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

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!

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!

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

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 M‹HLE 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:

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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.
207549207550

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

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401169_253574591376589_100001721497647_719580_1856 24682_n.jpg

surfsanclem
12-23-2011, 10:30 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.





I just bought a restored one of these and received it yesterday. I haven't had a chance to use it though. I hope you enjoy yours.

jbradley
12-26-2011, 07:22 PM
well here's another for the mix.... EverReady 52c restored with a 22mm TGN Super.
108948
108949

Absolutly the best looking brush I have ever saw!!:drool::drool:

urkel
12-27-2011, 07:45 AM
i'm with you on these brushes. very cool looking. is there some dating system on these things?

dcobranchi
01-17-2012, 02:31 PM
Ever Ready 50CA
Knot: 20 mm
Handle: 40 mm
Loft: 52 mm
Total height: 92 mm
Type hair: Appears to be painted boar
Handle color: Green with yellow swirls (now -- I don't know if this is the original color)
Handle material: Catalin (some of the green color came off as I was polishing it)

213434213435

InsecureSpike
01-18-2012, 09:04 AM
hi guy's, i got my buy from "redbike" afew days ago,

Ever Ready 150P
Type hair: Probably Boar (not too sure)
Knot: 20 mm
Handle: 52 mm
Loft: 53 mm
Total height: 105 mm

Handle color & material: Ivory Rubber upper Black Bakelite lower


http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=32256 http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=32257

any idea's what the "P" is for?
not sure if i should restore it or not..... what do you guy's think?
now i just need to find one exactly the same style just reversed colors.....

Snargle
01-18-2012, 09:56 AM
Nice handle...personally, I'd restore it. Most boar brushes of that age are pretty brittle and dried-out. A 20mm TGN Finest Badger would look great in there.

InsecureSpike
01-18-2012, 10:00 AM
cool mate thanks, i'll order one on payday.
thanks


Nice handle...personally, I'd restore it. Most boar brushes of that age are pretty brittle and dried-out. A 20mm TGN Finest Badger would look great in there.

new936
01-18-2012, 11:01 AM
Ever ready 1500 Pure badger I bought on Ebay for $21, hope that I did not over pay.

eastomjac
01-18-2012, 04:43 PM
Ever ready 1500 Pure badger I bought on Ebay for $21, hope that I did not over pay.

not a bad price for a decent brush.looks good too

noahpictures
01-30-2012, 01:14 PM
Ever Ready 928N Pure Badger "Hard Rubber Grip". At the bottom it reads: Made in the U.S.A., Sterilized.

The bottom part is orange. Here are the dimensions:

Handle Height: 38mm
Handle Base: 12mm
Hair Loft: 37mm
Hair Knot: about 18mm

The knot is dense, slightly floppy yet prickly. The handle is ergonomic and well designed.

Ockham's razor
01-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Ever Ready 928N Pure Badger "Hard Rubber Grip". At the bottom it reads: Made in the U.S.A., Sterilized.

The bottom part is orange. Here are the dimensions:

Handle Height: 38mm
Handle Base: 12mm
Hair Loft: 37mm
Hair Knot: about 18mm

The knot is dense, slightly floppy yet prickly. The handle is ergonomic and well designed.

Very nice brush. Hope you can repair the bottom part.

chrissss
01-31-2012, 09:58 AM
ER 200cc with TGN finest, 18/46

217142217143

Trenton
02-01-2012, 10:33 PM
I'm sorry I can't add a number but I found this brush today "Ever~Ready Hard Rubber Grip Made In Canada" what I found rather interesting is the bottom part of the handle is bone.

Mike H
02-04-2012, 07:30 PM
While I still hope to apply some gentlemanly restraint, I no longer qualify for the 2012 sabbatical.
218305
Ever Ready 69
Handle 50mm
Knot 23mm
Originally set with 48mm? boar,
replaced with a 20mm TGN Finest set at 47mm

How could I resist? I have the razor to match!
218293

Bearsfan
02-05-2012, 04:19 AM
Good looking brush!

TAP119
02-05-2012, 10:06 PM
I didn't measure the Ever-Ready I restored before restoration. After restoration, my E-R 501L Clear, Ribbed Lucite measures 110mm overall and has a 62mm loft after an install of a 22mm diameter Super Silvertip badger knot from TGN. here's a pre-bloom pic:

218537

I'll do a "before" pic and measurement for the next 2 I restore.

BTW: what do you all suggest for the best paint with which to refill the embossed letters on the bottom of the handle?

Thx.

FL shaver
02-12-2012, 08:23 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v380/surferfletch/photo-182.jpg
ER 465 travel brush
16mm TGN 2 band finest knot at 48mm

eastomjac
02-17-2012, 08:29 PM
how about an ever-ready butterscotch 300bn and a 5252.im waiting on new knots and will update this post when done

swamps
02-25-2012, 02:20 AM
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn211/swampys/brush%20works/IMAG0216.jpg

From left to right...

Ever Ready 500PBM whipped dog 20mm silvertip set @52mm 104mm O/A.
Ever Ready 200T.
Ever Ready 100.
Ever Ready 150.

jengebretson
02-26-2012, 09:15 AM
Ever Ready 100
Knot size 20mm
Loft 55mm
Handle Height 62mm

224010

BBShaver
03-23-2012, 09:14 AM
MAN!!! this is an amazing wealth of information!!! thank you!!!!

shanman
03-25-2012, 08:39 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v380/surferfletch/photo-182.jpg
ER 465 travel brush
16mm TGN 2 band finest knot at 48mm


Wow, that is a great looking little brush!

LegionPrime
06-01-2012, 01:00 PM
EverReady 300PBT
Pure Badger
Knot - 16mm
Loft - 50mm
Handle - 55mm
Brush - 105mm
Red top and black bottom with chrome ring bifurcation.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/Legion_prime/Boar%20and%20Blades/IMG00154-20120601-1531.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/Legion_prime/Boar%20and%20Blades/IMG00157-20120601-1555.jpg

Batman
06-05-2012, 10:41 PM
EverReady 300PBT
Pure Badger
Knot - 16mm
Loft - 50mm
Handle - 55mm
Brush - 105mm
Red top and black bottom with chrome ring bifurcation.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/Legion_prime/Boar%20and%20Blades/IMG00154-20120601-1531.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/Legion_prime/Boar%20and%20Blades/IMG00157-20120601-1555.jpg

I have this same brush in pristine condition. Unfortunately, it has a Pure Badger knot that's a bit too soft for me. Does anyone have a recommendation for a larger, better backbone knot? My current favorite brush is my C&E Best Badger - soft, but not too soft.

Help please.

Blondie
06-05-2012, 10:50 PM
I have this same brush in pristine condition. Unfortunately, it has a Pure Badger knot that's a bit too soft for me. Does anyone have a recommendation for a larger, better backbone knot? My current favorite brush is my C&E Best Badger - soft, but not too soft.

Help please.

Go with a 16MM TGN Finest. You will not be disappointed. Do some searches, and you will find that the finest is by far the de facto knot for restorations. It's that good!

Batman
06-06-2012, 07:54 PM
Go with a 16MM TGN Finest. You will not be disappointed. Do some searches, and you will find that the finest is by far the de facto knot for restorations. It's that good!

Thanks Phil! I'm on it!!

LegionPrime
06-07-2012, 07:29 AM
I have this same brush in pristine condition. Unfortunately, it has a Pure Badger knot that's a bit too soft for me. Does anyone have a recommendation for a larger, better backbone knot? My current favorite brush is my C&E Best Badger - soft, but not too soft.

Help please.

Personally my plan is to jam a 22mm Silvertip knot in there, but I have another ER resto with a 2 band finest knot like Blondie suggests and it is currently my favorite brush. You won't go wrong with his suggestion, I just really like this handle and feel that it would look better proportionally with a big knot up top. I should be ordering it next week and I will be sure to post pics as I make progress.

Batman
06-08-2012, 04:46 AM
Personally my plan is to jam a 22mm Silvertip knot in there, but I have another ER resto with a 2 band finest knot like Blondie suggests and it is currently my favorite brush. You won't go wrong with his suggestion, I just really like this handle and feel that it would look better proportionally with a big knot up top. I should be ordering it next week and I will be sure to post pics as I make progress.

Per Phil's suggestion, I ordered a 16mm finest knot from Golden Nib. Is that going to be big enough in the 300PBT? I like a large fanned brush with backbone...

Snargle
06-09-2012, 06:50 AM
Per Phil's suggestion, I ordered a 16mm finest knot from Golden Nib. Is that going to be big enough in the 300PBT? I like a large fanned brush with backbone...

Although a 16mm is a close match to the original size of the knot in that handle, I feel it's proportionately too small. It's very easy to open up that handle to accept a knot up to 22 mm. Some have done 24mm (or larger!), but I don't like the looks of a knot that large with that handle. 16mm is pretty small...if you like a large, fanned brush, I'd probably go with a 20 or 22mm fan-shaped Finest from TGN. That's one of my favorite knots and I have several brushes in my rotation with that combination.

Batman
06-09-2012, 02:55 PM
Although a 16mm is a close match to the original size of the knot in that handle, I feel it's proportionately too small. It's very easy to open up that handle to accept a knot up to 22 mm. Some have done 24mm (or larger!), but I don't like the looks of a knot that large with that handle. 16mm is pretty small...if you like a large, fanned brush, I'd probably go with a 20 or 22mm fan-shaped Finest from TGN. That's one of my favorite knots and I have several brushes in my rotation with that combination.

Just received the 16mm...way too small for what I was thinking. I will return it and get a 22MM.

I'm new to this, as this would be my first restoration...where can I find out how you size the brush? What dimension does the 16mm or 22MM represent?

Thanks!

Snargle
06-09-2012, 04:02 PM
What dimension does the 16mm or 22MM represent?

Thanks!

That would be the diameter of the knot just above the glue plug. TGN knots are pretty accurately sized or a millimeter or two smaller, so that should be a close match with the diameter of the hole in the handle. For example, a 22mm hole should comfortably fit a 22mm knot.

Edit: If you don't already have one, a vernier caliper is a very useful measuring tool for brush restorations. You can pick up an inexpensive, but functional, one at Harbor Freight for approx. $2.00. You can measure hole diameter, hole depth (for setting the loft), knot diameter, and anything else you might need.

Batman
06-10-2012, 07:39 AM
Thanks for the info!

Batman
06-11-2012, 08:32 AM
Being that this is a plastic handle, would enlarging it possibly break it?

Mike H
06-15-2012, 10:03 PM
Ever-Ready Lucite Sterilized Pure Badger Shaving Brush #452L (80mm overall)


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Snargle
06-16-2012, 07:53 AM
Being that this is a plastic handle, would enlarging it possibly break it?

Unlikely to break as long as you're careful. I use a Dremel rotary tool with a sanding drum and it makes easy work of enlarging brush handle holes. You could do the same by hand with a dowel and sandpaper, but it would take quite a bit longer.

brucered
06-16-2012, 08:20 AM
Unlikely to break as long as you're careful. I use a Dremel rotary tool with a sanding drum and it makes easy work of enlarging brush handle holes. You could do the same by hand with a dowel and sandpaper, but it would take quite a bit longer.

+1 for the dremel and a sanding drum attachement. works like a charm.

Batman
06-16-2012, 05:27 PM
10-4. I have the technology....

DavidB
06-21-2012, 02:06 PM
My first restore: an Ever Ready 300PBT, just like the one my dad used, restored with a TGN 18mm Grade A silvertip knot set at 48mm.

Dave

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Snargle
06-22-2012, 04:19 AM
My first restore: an Ever Ready 300PBT, just like the one my dad used, restored with a TGN 18mm Grade A silvertip knot set at 48mm.


Excellent job, Dave. That looks great and should be a fine performer!

Blondie
06-22-2012, 09:28 AM
Ever Ready 250P. This one had a metal Cup in it that held the knot. 20MM opening

252595

chrismikehead
06-30-2012, 01:57 PM
Ever-Ready 150W
Black over Green
50mm Handle
92mm overall height
42mm loft
20mm knot

Very lightweight. Will be my first attempt at a restore.

254779254780

Hotnsharp
06-30-2012, 07:14 PM
I am trying to restore a ever-ready 200t. It is not in the best condition. The top of the handle is a bit warped, but it will still work out I believe.

The Count of Merkur Cristo
07-01-2012, 04:12 AM
I'm waiting on a Vintage Ever-Ready F40 shaving brush I bought on Esty that is restored with a new horse hair knot. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/130934/smiley_mail.gif

Knot Type: Horse Hair
Knot Size: 20mm
Knot Loft: 50mm
Handle Length: 53mm
Weight: 43g

http://www.smiliemania.de/smilie132/00005274.gif "Laughter is the [shaving] brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart”. Mort Walker

NexlevMM
07-01-2012, 02:12 PM
^^^Ahhhh you got the F40, nice!! Looks to be in great condition too!

The Count of Merkur Cristo
07-02-2012, 06:06 PM
^^^Ahhhh you got the F40, nice!! Looks to be in great condition too!
Thanx...and it will go great with my blue handle 200T (20mm Finest Badger - 50mm loft...shown below)...(I'll post some pics). :thumbsup:

UPDATE: My Acrylic Dual Razor & Dual Brush Stand, Every Ready F40 Horsehair Brush (L), Merkurs's 23C & 38C Razors (C), and Every Ready 200T Finest Badger Brush (R). Both Brushes are 20mm Knots & 50mm Lofts.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=202586&d=1322311262 “Laughter is the [shaving] brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart”. Mort Walker

Hotnsharp
07-05-2012, 10:49 AM
I am getting a 20mm silver tip from Larry. I can not wait.

Bestarrkin
07-22-2012, 10:08 AM
Here is mine. 500C model with its crimson and marbled base. By the way it has still original badger knot.

Snargle
07-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Here is mine. 500C model with its crimson and marbled base. By the way it has still original badger knot.

That is absolutely one of the best looking brushes I've had the pleasure of viewing. Congratulations on being the owner of such a work of art! May I ask where you found that beauty?

Bestarrkin
07-22-2012, 01:38 PM
That is absolutely one of the best looking brushes I've had the pleasure of viewing. Congratulations on being the owner of such a work of art! May I ask where you found that beauty?

Thank you for your words. I bought this beauty from ebay actually.

NexlevMM
07-26-2012, 07:25 PM
^^^ Turkey ebay is way different than american ebay. You guys get some good stuff on there!!

Bestarrkin
07-29-2012, 04:41 AM
^^^ Turkey ebay is way different than american ebay. You guys get some good stuff on there!!

Yes our ebay is different than others however I bought that brush from the States.

DavidB
07-29-2012, 08:52 AM
My Ever Readys (left to right):

150 with 20mm Whipped Dog silvertip knot set at 50mm
300PBT with 18mm Golden Nib silvertip grade A knot set at 48mm (my first restore, which I posted earlier)
300PBT with 18mm Savile Row silvertip knot taken from an SR3118. Corners rounded just a tiny bit. This is my current favorite brush. My father had a 300PBT when I was a little guy, so I have very fond memories of that, and the Savile Row 18mm silvertip is my favorite knot.

Dave

261291

NexlevMM
08-18-2012, 11:32 AM
Rare EverReady 180. Faux Wood Burl top, with Amber (Apple Juice??) Bottom.
266111
266112

Snargle
08-23-2012, 07:29 AM
Just finished this one. It's a keeper for sure!

Green and Black Ever-Ready 200 with a 22mm TGN Finest bulb-shaped knot.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1-jtl-hJmFw/UDY4oBKtdtI/AAAAAAAAEvw/OqD9uFEfe7w/s500/Brush-3.jpg

Mike_P
08-23-2012, 07:40 AM
Just finished this one. It's a keeper for sure!

Green and Black Ever-Ready 200 with a 22mm TGN Finest bulb-shaped knot.


Ugh... I've wanted one of the ER green/black handles for a while now. That is beautiful!

chrismikehead
08-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Ever-ready 100 White/Red
Restored with TGN 22mm Finest XH Fan
51mm loft
52mm handle height

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shm
08-29-2012, 03:06 AM
Very nice job.

Although I prefer bulb shaped knots, I must say this 2-band fan is looking really great in that handle :thumbup:

azrichter
10-08-2012, 01:45 AM
Model 200
Handle: 58mm tall
Total height: 116mm
Handle widths: 36-32-37 :biggrin1:
Loft: 58mm
Knot: 22mm boar

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I've craved a green brush for quite some time and was delighted to get this one. It's a joy to use and to look at. Nice weight, perfect size and a great, balanced hourglass shape. Easy to keep a grip when shaking it dry.

That beehive or stepped base really caught my eye. Reminds me of the Bauer beehive kitchen bowls that were popular in the late 40s and into the 50s. After buffing off some yellowing, the green Bakelite is gorgeous. About the color of a lime Popsicle, with a hint of translucence.

The brush showed no sign of use and, sure enough, had new boar funk even after sitting around for 50+ years. I was going to re- knot, but this one is in great shape, and is breaking in nicely...i feel sort of honored to be its first user. It's become my daily favorite.

shm
10-08-2012, 08:04 AM
Very very nice brush:drool: :thumbup:

DavidB
10-08-2012, 12:47 PM
My latest restore: Ever-Ready 200T with 22mm TGN Finest knot set at 49mm.

Dave

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Deltaboy
10-10-2012, 10:33 AM
Keep them coming!

dartmn9
10-15-2012, 07:26 PM
Here is one of mine before the restore. I haven't seen this model posted yet. Does anyone know what the "S" may be for?

Model: 104S
Hair: Bristle
Loft: 50
Handle: 55
Total: 105
Knot: 20

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cwlsmith
10-18-2012, 08:25 PM
I've looked through this entire thread and have not seen one like this yet.

EverReady 201M

http://i.imgur.com/Fpwv2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LRK9i.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EIYhW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/j74ol.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/knFjt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/v8Utx.jpg

Gigster
10-19-2012, 07:57 AM
ER 150

Handle height = 65.7mm
Knot type: Boar
Loft height = 58mm
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 21.07mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = 23.9mm
Base of handle = 29.9mm


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/ER150arrival1.jpg



ER 150

Handle height = 65.7mm
Type knot: Boar
Loft height = 58mm
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 21.07mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = 23.9mm
Base of handle = 29.9mm


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/ER150MarbleizedArrival1.jpg

ER 200M

Handle height = 66.11mm
Type knot: Boar
Loft height = 58mm
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 22.35mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = 24.7mm
Base of handle = 31.3mm
Weight: 1.9 oz or 52g

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/ER200M1.jpg



ER 100

Handle height = 52.3mm
Type knot: Boar
Loft height = 53mm
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 20.85mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = 28.3mm
Base of handle = 33.62mm
Weight: 1.2 oz or 35g (as it arrived)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/ER100Arrival1.jpg



ER 150

Handle height = 55mm
Type knot: Boar
Loft height = 54.4mm
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 21mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = 27mm
Base of handle = 33.3mm
Weight: 1.4 oz or 41g

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/DSCN1420.jpg



ER 150

Handle height = 60mm
Type knot: Boar
Loft height = 55.9mm
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 21mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = 19.86mm
Base of handle = 33.6.9mm
Weight: 1.4 oz or 41g

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/ER150Pre1.jpg



ER 59

Handle height = 46.1mm
Type knot: Boar
Loft height = 45.25mm
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 19mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = N/A
Base of handle = 34.75mm
Weight: 1.1 oz or 30g

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/ER59Pre1.jpg




ER 501-L

Handle height = 48.5mm
Knot type: Boar
Loft height = 47mm
Total height = 95.5mm
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 20mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = 21mm
Base of handle = 34mm

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/ER501LPre2.jpg



ER 500N

Handle height = 52mm
Knot type: Nylon
Loft height = Didnít measure
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 22.88mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = 25.5mm
Base of handle = 31.5mm


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/ER500NPre1.jpg



ER 200CC

Handle height = 35.23mm
Type knot: Boar
Loft height = 39.77mm
Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 18.88mm
Grip ring [narrow part of handle] = 20.6mm
Base of handle = 25.8mm

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/GigOne/Restored%20Shaving%20Brushes/ER200ccPost1.jpg

InfernoOrangeSS
11-11-2012, 09:26 PM
I just love the Ever-Ready brushes! Great restore jobs guys. Keep these pieces of history alive and kicking!

weenerdog3443
11-15-2012, 10:21 PM
Couple of mine. The 150 and one I can't remember
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SantoneA
11-22-2012, 08:08 PM
What would be the best silvertip knot and a boar knot for an ever ready? I've got 3 on the way I was thinking one a silvertip and one a boar and the third sell it partial restored ready for a knot.

Alex

JHCC
12-30-2012, 08:18 AM
I believe this is an Ever Ready #59; the markings on the base are VERY faint. Just got this yesterday from an antique store in Amish country. The bristles appear to be horsehair, and the base is some non-Bakelite plastic. The base plate has come unglued and is currently wedged in place with a very old bit of paper.

The Count of Merkur Cristo
01-28-2013, 09:33 PM
I'm waiting on (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/130934/smiley_mail.gif "The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting". Andy Warhol), a restored ER 100 brush (I got off 'the bay' and the color scheme is blue over cream), with a new 22mm Best Badger knot by 'ShaveOne'! :thumbsup:

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http://www.smiliemania.de/smilie132/00005274.gif “Happiness is the [shaving] brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart”. Mort Walker

Winblows
02-03-2013, 09:05 AM
English No.12 restored with a badger knot

http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u506/Winblows/B_and_B/Ever-Ready_no12_01_zps50848e3e.jpg

http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u506/Winblows/B_and_B/Ever-Ready_no12_02_zpsc96d0b80.jpg

JGKC9AYC
02-24-2013, 10:49 AM
I'm pondering buying this brush if I can get it right, but can't seem to make out the last letter/number.

312616312617

Mike H
03-01-2013, 06:46 AM
Ever Ready 300E

Square Lucite bottom with rounded edges, top is round rubber?,tinted boar knot

Knot 22mm
Loft ~50?mm
Handle height 57mm
Handle width 27mm

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=314039&d=1362144428

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=314044&d=1362146100

theretroshave
03-08-2013, 08:04 AM
Here's one I just restored. It's an Ever Ready Lucite 150L (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/335006-3rd-Restore-Ever-Ready-Lucite-150-L-(Pic-heavy)). It was originally maroon in the hole, and I repainted it with Rust-Oleum John Deere Green tractor paint. Also added a 20mm Whipped Dog Silvertip.

http://i.minus.com/jT1m3VEM61oRj.jpg (http://minus.com/lT1m3VEM61oRj)http://i.minus.com/jL1II35AWTjQ4.jpg (http://minus.com/lL1II35AWTjQ4)
http://i.minus.com/jb0uG58ZwOPP5Y.jpg (http://minus.com/lb0uG58ZwOPP5Y)

The Count of Merkur Cristo
03-12-2013, 01:17 AM
I just received (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/130934/smiley_mail.gif "The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting". Andy Warhol), this restored ER C-40 brush (I got off 'the bay' and the color scheme is red over cream), with a new 20mm Pure Tip Badger knot! :thumbsup:

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=315308&d=1362463237 http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=315309&d=1362463253

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My Stainless Steel Shaving Stand, Merkur 38C & 23C Razors, ER C-40 20mm Pure Tip and ER 150 22mm Silvertip Brushes.

http://www.smiliemania.de/smilie132/00005274.gif “Happiness is the [shaving] brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart”. Mort Walker

Sir Lurkalot
03-14-2013, 06:30 PM
318242 318243
I didn't do the restore on this brush. RV did. I love the handle though. Classic design.

Raven312
04-19-2013, 05:20 PM
I just came upon a #59 and I believe I'm going to buy another in a bluish marble color. Something interesting about them to me These are the "before" pics. I'm going to refresh it soon.327550327549

Winblows
04-19-2013, 05:24 PM
sorry, 12

coolbus18
05-05-2013, 08:33 AM
331675 331684 331677 331682

Ever Ready 100 before and after with a TGN 22 mm ff xh. Loft is 52 mm and handle height is 53.33 mm This is my 1st restore and not my last.:biggrin1:

Winblows
05-22-2013, 11:53 AM
Ever-Ready 100T

http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u506/Winblows/B_and_B/E-R_100T_0913_zpsad3c7f75.jpg

http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u506/Winblows/B_and_B/E-R_100T_0906_zpsb7c6779c.jpg

http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u506/Winblows/B_and_B/E-R_100T_0919_zps189b103f.jpg

http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u506/Winblows/B_and_B/E-R_100T_0923_zpsfebae291.jpg

mattdenicola
05-24-2013, 09:29 PM
Ever-Ready 101 A

Handle Height: 58 mm
Base Diameter: 31mm (widest part of orange base at the bottom) - 19.5 mm (narrowest part of orange base) - 34.5 mm (widest part of white top)
Knot Hole Diameter: 20 mm (my caliper actually reads just under 20 mm, at 19.8 mm)

Knot: 19.5 mm Custom Manchurian 2-Band Finest
Loft: 44 mm

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cheesepiece
05-28-2013, 05:09 AM
Ever Ready Brush
No. 38
Made in England
Sterilized (with a 'z' not an 's', interestingly)
Pure Bristle
No other information I'm afraid.
337741337742

M_bisco
07-15-2013, 11:01 AM
Just bought this bad boy off ebay.


I'll post measurments once i receive it.
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/PAL-Injecto-Matic-Razor-Bake-lite-Handle-Blue-Clear-Case-Ever-Ready-Brush-/00/s/MTE5NFgxNjAw/z/G-YAAMXQHU1Rv1hv/$(KGrHqNHJCEFDLbsGJ(IBRv1hu2+1w~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/PAL-Injecto-Matic-Razor-Bake-lite-Handle-Blue-Clear-Case-Ever-Ready-Brush-/00/s/MTE5NFgxNjAw/z/7CcAAMXQlgtRv1h0/$T2eC16h,!zUE9s39!fLEBRv1hztLgQ~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc

Mike H
07-15-2013, 11:51 AM
Ever Ready 500PB

Pure Badger in a small brush, with a lovely butterscotch patina.
Should be a fun little project brush.

Overall- 77
Knot - 18
Loft -40
Handle 37 mm high

351123

Mike H
07-15-2013, 12:23 PM
Ever Ready 2000 Lucite

Handle is 50 high, 37 wide near the base

Knot is 23, loft was about 55, Pure Badger

351132
351133
351134

Bird_Flu
07-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Does anyone have any idea when this model 150 was made? Or if it's even an ever-ready?

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chrismikehead
07-17-2013, 05:10 PM
Does anyone have any idea when this model 150 was made? Or if it's even an ever-ready?

351743351744

That looks like just the bottom half of a tall 150 ER.

EDIT: There is a picture of one on page 1 of this thread. This looks just like the bottom half of that brush.

Bird_Flu
07-17-2013, 05:24 PM
Thanks and I concur that's exactly what this looks like. I guess the top just came off at some point. Thanks for the clarification. It's a great little brush and if I could find an appropriate tube for it would make it my travel brush.

Dr Dulcamara
08-29-2013, 12:14 PM
Well folks, this brush is very common, but it is brand new.

Specifications here.

Ever-Ready 200T

Box 40 x 40 x 130 mm, 10 gr

Brush
Height 110 mm
Weight 36 gr

Knot 20 x 57 mm (boar)

Handle
Height 53 mm (top part 25 mm (5 + 20), bottom 28 mm)
Diameters
Top 35 mm
Middle 29 mm
Base 38 mm

Diameter inside of the base 31 mm
Depth of the recess of the base 1.2 mm

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J19V8QmIlnc/Uh-SqPDEBuI/AAAAAAAAECY/7NuU9X2kE50/s0/Imagen%2520001.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OQWjxWVaDf8/Uh-SrETc24I/AAAAAAAAECg/liTVyMi8Shc/s0/Imagen%2520002.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cag193K8PrY/Uh-Sq3wIIvI/AAAAAAAAECo/AKAbbHPMPaI/s0/Imagen%2520003.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jTZYmEmXMeU/Uh-SrRhkAjI/AAAAAAAAECw/gJjthexolDI/s0/Imagen%2520004.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-O23lO46vyEk/Uh-SsNrIq2I/AAAAAAAAEC4/ewpblS4pIdc/s0/Imagen%2520005.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CqrnHZJTYQA/Uh-SsrobA7I/AAAAAAAAEDA/nINLCZxgZKo/s0/Imagen%2520006.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-aDdi59Ttdog/Uh-Sszsz25I/AAAAAAAAEDM/Efqk8qAWLMQ/s0/Imagen%2520007.jpg

Winblows
08-29-2013, 02:20 PM
^ ... quite similar in shape and package to a 100T (above)

gasdoc
09-17-2013, 08:46 PM
Just picked up this model 55 today. gonna restore it with a TGN or whipped dog knot. (i actually pulled the knot out already and now just need to figure out how to clean/polish the aluminum and refinish the black base). Looked through all 12 pages of this thread and I think this is the only 55 on the thread.

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Snargle
09-27-2013, 08:09 AM
Is the base wood? If so, I'd probably sand it down to the bare wood and refinish it with a few coats of black enamel. The metal collar should clean up nicely with something like Flitz or MAAS polish and a little elbow grease.

JaxJim
09-27-2013, 08:39 AM
Just picked up this model 55 today. gonna restore it with a TGN or whipped dog knot. (i actually pulled the knot out already and now just need to figure out how to clean/polish the aluminum and refinish the black base). Looked through all 12 pages of this thread and I think this is the only 55 on the thread.

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Not an Ever-Ready, but I restored a somewhat similar Never-Shed that you can see here (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/363765-Salvaged-a-Well-Worn-Small-Never-Shed). For the wooden portion of the handle, I gave it a very light sanding and then applied a couple of coats of ebony Minwax polyurethane. For the metal collar, as suggested by Larry, I polished it with Maas.

Good luck on your restoration-- should be a great looking brush when you're done! :thumbup:

gasdoc
09-29-2013, 10:01 PM
[For the wooden portion of the handle, I gave it a very light sanding and then applied a couple of coats of ebony Minwax polyurethane. For the metal collar, as suggested by Larry, I polished it with Maas.

Good luck on your restoration-- should be a great looking brush when you're done! :thumbup:[/QUOTE]

I grabbed some minwax stain/sealer but went with a dark mahogany type color instead if ebony. It should come out very dark, near black but with just a hint of a red tone that I think will look neat. Thanks for the idea.

Dr Dulcamara
11-17-2013, 11:27 AM
Ever-Ready 100 (Red and beige handle)

Hello friends. Here I show another humle restoration made by myself. It is a very common brush, but it has become nice after restoring.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/372915-Ever-Ready-100-(Red-and-beige-handle)


Specs once restored:
Knot: Finest Badger 18 mm
Brush Lengths
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Height : 101.5 mm
Loft : 50 mm
Whole handle: 51.5 mm
Beige part : 30 mm
Red part : 21.5 mm
Weight : 54 gr (Filling is 24 gr)
Brush Diameters
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Knot : 21 mm
Crown : 35 mm
Crown base: 31.5 mm
Ring : 33.5 mm
Narrow : 28 mm
Base : 35.5 mm

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4o-gPt4Xhlc/UokE0eazfSI/AAAAAAAAEeY/icVngvwMb2E/s0/ER100%25205.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n30YjDqasUE/UokE1WcH7dI/AAAAAAAAEeg/NDsAuCBaGBk/s0/ER100%25204.jpg

robk
01-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Ever-Ready 925 on the left; sorry, but a Simpsons 32 snuck in on the right.
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Dr Dulcamara
01-19-2014, 09:18 AM
Ever-Ready 500PBCC Travel Brush
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DaT6yMg-2QY/UrwXjDvW2aI/AAAAAAAAEvw/AY86MOvMhIE/s0/ER500PBCC%25202.jpg

Specs:
Knot: TGN Finest Badger 18 mm

Brush Lengths
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Height : 87 mm
Loft : 48.5 mm
Whole handle: 37.5 mm
Upper part: 17.7 mm
Lower part: 20 mm
Weight : 27 gr

Brush Diameters
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Knot : 19 mm
Upper part : 26.5 mm
Upper part base: 22.5 mm
Ring : 24.5 mm
Narrow : 19.5 mm
Base : 24.5 mm
Bottom : 23 mm

Tube Lengths
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Height : 96 mm
Cap : 19 mm
Tube : 86 mm
Cap inside : 18 mm
Tube inside : 85 mm
Cap weight : 2 gr
Tube weight : 13 gr

Tube Diameters
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Inside : 32 mm
Outside : 34 mm

See more info and pics here http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/379087-Ever-Ready-500PBCC-Travel-Brush

Capslock
01-28-2014, 03:32 PM
Here's one I'm doing that I haven't seen in this thread. Help me decide, boar or 2-band finest?

Ever-Ready 355
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shm
01-29-2014, 03:36 AM
First; very beautiful brush handle.

Now; it is quite difficult because it looks great with both knots, but if I have to make a decision, I think the boar knot suits the handle just a tad better.
The uncoloured boar hairs match the cream coloured ring very nicely, and the slightly higher loft also gives the brush a more lean and clean look - if you get my thoughts :001_smile

Dr Dulcamara
01-29-2014, 03:22 PM
I agree. Boar

beeranon
01-30-2014, 07:15 AM
The uncoloured boar hairs match the cream coloured ring very nicely, and the slightly higher loft also gives the brush a more lean and clean look - if you get my thoughts :001_smile

+2

And SÝren is the man when discussing boars...

Capslock
01-30-2014, 11:33 AM
Boar wins! Did a test lather this morning and it made short work out of some Stirling Rose:

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beeranon
01-30-2014, 02:48 PM
Scchweet! That bedhead look in the last picture is awesome.

robk
01-30-2014, 05:30 PM
The creepy looking green Ever Ready 100 arrived in the mail today. As it is the cheapest and most disgusting of the several vintage brushes I've bought in the past two or three weeks, I thought it would make the perfect victim for my first restoration. Since taking this photo, the brush has been shorn of its knot, drilled out and polished with Flitz. As I hoped, it shined up nicely and has a bit of a marblelized swirl. More photos in the coming days.

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