Glue bottle

Glue bottle

Short, squat bottle for glue, retaining original brush and most of label. The label reads ‘LIQUID GLUE’ in a banner, then below, ‘Always ready for use’, and some illegible text below that. At the bottom, it is possible to make out the words...
Shaving brush

Shaving brush

The top of a two-piece (travelling?) shaving brush. The body is of bone, and there is an internal screw thread for the lower part (which is missing) to screw in to. The bristles have shrunk.
Bone Toothbrushes

Bone Toothbrushes

Two bone toothbrushes. One is incised ‘Extra Fine Paris’ (referring to the quality of the bristles). The other is incised G. Bristow, Yarmouth. Kelly’s Directory for Norfolk, 1900, lists George Bristow, ‘hair dresser and sub-post office, 154...
Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Paintbrush, minus the handle. The bristles are held together by copper wire wrapped around the top and covered by a thin metal band. The shaped shank is of wood. There is evidence of wear to the bristles.    
Brush

Brush

Brush for scrubbing mud off boots or for general household scrubbing. Thick stiff bristles are secured in groups by trace remains of copper wire. They are much worn down, showing why the brush was thrown away.
Mystery Patent Bottle

Mystery Patent Bottle

Mystery patent bottle, embossed Lawrence & Hawkins Patent, with a metal external screw-on cap with the remains of a brush in the top. Inside the bottle is what appears to be a large rubber washer, which is too large to have gone through the neck unless it was...