Vintage CENTURY 2416 Shaving Brush - NOS Condition
New Old Stock shaving brush from the Century brand, made in the USA ! Handle is made of plexiglas resin, this is a very lovely, long and thin brush, here are the specs :
Total height : 108 mm
Knot diameter : 19 mm
Loft height : 61 mm
Handle max diameter : 28 mm
Bristles : badger
Reference : 2416
Inscriptions underneath the handles indicate :
This is an unused brush, complete with original shipper (see picture). But, during its long sleep, it might have dried a bit, so some of the bristles might break, I can’t guarantee they will perform as well as a recent brush (but I think so, the knots are looking and feeling great ! It feels like a super badger knot).
NOS = New Old Stock
These vintage brushes are from 1980 and come straight from the estate of a family member of Leopold Ascher. Leopold Ascher Brush Corp. of New York, NY was in business from 1888 to 1989 and manufactured several popular lines of shaving brushes including Century and Strong Set. You are buying one brush, but many are available. The Semogue brush is not included, it is shown for scale.