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    Default Really LARGE Hardwright NOS Antique (Help ID?)

    Had my eye on this for the past few months in a local antique shop, and broke down yesterday and bought it.
    I have no clue, other that it's a big longhair Hardwright brush...
    I'm guessing horse hair or boar? Took images along with a straight and some Arko to show size of this monster.
    Maybe for application of barbers' talc? I soaked it, and soaped it up, but it's way too long and soft for face lather, unless you hold it half way up the bulb...
    Any ideas?

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    I think you may be right. Looks like the brush the barber used to apply talc to me after he used the straight razor.
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    Classically at least talc brushes tended to be smaller horse hair brushes. A Big brush like that would create a huge cloud of talc.

    It looks more like a curiosity piece or maybe Andre the giant used it.
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    Looks similar to a brush barbers used to brush cut hair off you but home made with a bad shampoo.

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    If my wife catches me giving an old brush a shampoo and conditioner, she will be well within her rights to claim me "unsound".
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