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Shaving Made Easy
Chapter IX.

IX.

THE BRUSH.


Purchase a good brush. The cheap ones are usually the most expensive in the end, and nearly always prove unsatis-


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SECTIONAL VIEW OF THE BRUSH SHOWING
INTERNAL CONSTRUCTION.


factory. It shold be remembered that the vital part of a brush is in the setting, and particular attention should therefore be paid to that part of it. Cheap brushes are commonly set with glue, rosin or cement, which soon cracks and becomes unadhesive; whereupon the bristles fall out. We recommend a brush made of bristles or badger hair and set in hard vulcanized rubber. A brush so con-

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THE BRUSH.


structed, with wood, bone or ivory handle, and hard rubber ferule, will not shed the bristles or crack open, and with proper care will last for years.

Do not leave the lather to dry in the brush, but after shaving rinse it out thoroughly and dry the brush with a towel, before putting away. The cup and brush should be kept clean and away from dust. Once a week they should be washed with hot water.