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Brush - flat

Object Number: 
ca. 1870-1890
Painted wood, bristles, metal
Overall: 10 x 3/8 in. (25.4 x 1 cm)
Stamped "9" and "F.W. DEVOE & CO." on handle.
Black painted wood handle, tapers to end, tip broken off. Cylindrical, seamed metal ferrule with two rows of "///" pattern printed at base. Yellowed bristles.
Gallery Label: 
Devoe did not begin making brushes until the late 1870s. The company became F.W. Devoe & C.T. Raynolds in 1890.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group