Who Manufactured this English Shaving Brush?

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I thought sterilised can be spelt either way in which case I prefer the English or British version.
Yes quite... Was just me being me, if it's not British English then it's incorrect :p

The only reason I can come up with for most British brush manufacturers to use the US spelling is perhaps their largest market was/is US export.
 
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You mentioning the Vulfix it does remind me of the Vulfix 849
Could well be related, also that is labelled Best hair and actually looks like two-band although it isn't. To discount another manufacturer I have mostly seen Culmaks in Pure badger so that is quite a high quality brush whoever made it.
 
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It's a nice looking brush. I have a Culmak brush with a handle which looks identical in shape to the one pictured, but its colour is the classic butterscotch shade of old Catalin, not this sort of woody brown. I've also bid on (and lost) a brush made by Rooney for Boots which had the same shape of handle, but I can't recall what shade that was, and seen Simpsons in the same style.
 
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Interesting in the difficulty in identification? I received this brush in an Auction where I one the bid on a Shavemac brush and the additional brush of a vintage "London" brush. When I received the package I couldn't get over the quality and shape of this vintage "English" brush. The badger hair is very dense and the brush looked new and unused when I received it. It is definitely a good looker and since I have used it once I can say it works very well indeed. The nearest shape and size brush I have seen is a Culmac. I've never seen this handle color before? The woody brown color is uniform and the ivory look is very nicely done. Why the brown color I can only wonder? Thanks for the opinions.
 
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I don't think it would've left the factory that colour, image search "vintage french ivory" and you'll get all sorts of shades probably due to UV degradation, just like Catalin.
 
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Sounds reasonable. Makes me think the handle is not standard Caitlin as most Caitlin handles I have seen have turned a nice butterscotch color. Though the woody brown is uniform and still nice looking. I have polished a few Caitlin butterscotch brush handles with a drill press and buffing wheel and they do lighten up to white if you buff enough though I have never gone completely that far with the buffing. I will check out the "vintage French Ivory for the fun of it!
 
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I think Celluloid is correct for the handle material and similar to what celluloid "French Ivory" items look like when they age?
 
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Nothing on the bottom of the brush. No markings. Apparently the original manufacturer will not be known. The brush is in such good condition it could not have been used very much or at all? I thought someone would have recognized the number but apparently not?
 
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