A Cooperative Wholesale Society boot brush. Certainly a ‘useful friend’ – it’s two rows of bristles makes from a slim design. Useful when travelling perhaps?
Cooperative Wholesale Society boot brush
Photo: David Pratt


Use C.W.S. brushes and Pelaw polish. A unique combination.
CWS boot brush
Photo: David Pratt

Nugget shoe polish brush
Nugget polish brush
Photo: David Pratt

Made specially for use with Wren & Co’s Northampton polish.
Wren's polish brush
Photo: David Pratt

The Star Brush Co Ltd – trade mark – Best British Make
Boot polish brush
Photo: David Pratt



Photos: Burl Bellamy

Cobra brush set

A few British Pathe films of brush manufacture:

BRISTLES AND BRUSHES – very old silent film

BRUSHES – 1943 style

BRUSH MAKING – 1951

BRUSH MAKING today




This page was last updated: 13th April 2013