Vintage CENTURY 9945 Shaving Brush - NOS Condition
Very nice little NOS shaving brush from the Century brand, made in the USA ! Handle is made of chrome plated resin, it is a nice travel brush, here are the specs :
Total height : 89 mm
Knot diameter : 22 mm
Loft height : 56 mm
Handle max diameter : 31 mm
Bristles : badger
Reference : 9945
This is an unused brush, complete with original tube and 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 !).
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.