SBD Publications, Video and BackissuesThe SBD has been able to discover
and acquire many hard to obtain publications, some of which are unobtainable
from any other source. The out of print books offerred below are more expensive
to buy second hand than they are via the Society.
Prices apply to SBD members
PICTURESWe have four
copies of extremely old Brushmaking Pictures available to our members. These
are quite possibly exclusive to the SBD!
1 Brushmakers Society Arms
1830 2 The Brush
3 The Brush
4 The Sweep
NB The quality has been
purposely downgraded for this page. They are superb full colour copies, A4
size on thick white photo paper, suitable for framing. £3 each plus 50p p/p or
£12 the four, post paid. Overseas please add extra 50p per order.
Brushmaking - A
Norfolk Craft Not just about Norfolk, but a beautifully designed,
colourful, large format booklet with wonderful old pictures and engravings
showing the history of brush and broom making and many old types of
Worth the money for its A4 size transparency of the 1839
Brushmakers Society Arms alone! Out of Print These have been in storage since
the1970s and are as new. 20 pages plus two A4 transparencies- 1839 Arms
& Lady at Brushmaking Machine
SBD price £9.99 + £1.99 p/p (p/p abroad
A Brush WIth Heritage Published June 1996 .See Home Page
for Special Offer - May also be available from East Anglian
Studies Dept., University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk. UK.
price £ SOLD OUT
In Love And Unity - A Book About Brushmaking
Tom Girtin 1961.
These have been in storage since 1961 and are in as new condition.
Written to commemmorate Hamilton's 150th anniversary.
of the Hamilton Brush Company with many interesting pictures of work and
processes. Unavailable elsewhere!.
112 pages. 8 b/w photo plates.
Hardback with dust-jacket.
SBD price just £12.50 + £2.50 p/p. (p/p abroad
Brushmakers Society Lists
Each year the
Brushmakers' Society compiled a list of "legal journeyman brushmakers",
ie-Society members.A handful of copies survive. The originals were rescued by
William Kiddier in the 1920s and rediscovered in 1983.The surviving original
copies were donated to the Working Class Movement Museum in Salford where they
are not so easy to consult. They contain details, by area, of brushmakers, and
employers plus apprentice, superannuation and tramp details and some details of
deceased members.They do not give addresses, but can be very useful in locating
lost brushmakers or other members of brushmaking families. By using them in
conjunction with Directories and censuses members have found "lost" brushmakers.
These reprints are unique to the SBD and are unobtainable from any other source.
"1829" Available to Members as a free download
(census year) Available to members as a free download. "1865" "1869" - £5.25
each + £1.50 p/p UK/EU Please include £5.00 p/p per order
Video - The History of The Brushmakers Society.
DVD Video approx 20 minutes. Specially made in 1983 by the Furniture
Makers Union to celebrate the amalgamation of the Brushmakers Society. It
features a commentary on their history and features many old photos, items and
documents discovered in William Kiddiers chest, many show names of brushmakers
£4.50 + 75p p/p..(£1.50 p/p abroad)
BACKISSUES of Society Journals
All Back Issues are available to members only at £1.50 each. (UK post
Journal No 1Welcome...An introduction to the Society and its aims.
Christmas Weddings...Why were so many weddings on Christmas Day? Brass Tanks,
Brass Bands & Brushes...Roy Millington's article on the varied interests of
the Millingtons of Nuneaton Tramps & Unions...A short history of the
practice of Tramping. Who Was the Bass Man?...How "bass" for bass-brooms was
discovered Getting it Wright...Scottish Sources Society Badges...A note on the
old Society's Arms. Members Interests Nordic Roots...Did Vikings use brushes?
Index to Brushmakers in Old Trade Unions-Old Trade Unions is a rare book
written about the old Brushmakers Society.A complete index of the hundreds of
names mentioned in the book with a free Members' search service!
pictures of Kent St SE London, Upper Abbey St, Nuneaton, Kings Lynn and Scottish
Society arms, London shops, brushmakers relieved in London in 1816, Glossary of
some brushmaking terms
Journal No 2William Kiddiers Treasure Chest...the amazing story of how
the books and documents used to write "Old Trade Unions" in the 1920s were found
by sheer chance after being lost for over 50 years!
William Kiddier, The
Artist Brushmaker...-Sue Kay's article on the life and work of this amazing man.
Its Surprising What Turns Up...Janet Heskins' extracts from Apprentice
records for Gloucester, 1841 census Witham, Essex;1861 census
Worcester;1851,1861,1881 census Wells.
More on the Bassman....a little more
on who he may have been. The London Tradesman...How the trade of Brushmaker was
described in 1747. Our (Haunted) House...The story of the (only?) Brushmakers
Arms pub. Letters & Members Interests
Journal No 3A Little More on Kiddier....Sue Kay British Museum N&P
Library Brands of Southwark.
Poor as a Brushmaker...Janet HESKINS account of
the fortunes of the ISAACS Worcester Census 1861...More extracts.
Afternoon at Kents....How a brush is made. A Brushmaking Yankee....How Joyce
Torrice's ancestor was involved in the American Civil War.
Brushmakers...The TURNERS of Hull
An Old Photograph....Sue Kay ponders on a
family heirloom. Members submissions from Salford, Bristol, Kent & Suffolk
Members Interests and Letters
New York Brushmakers...A complete 19th century
list from the USA. And more!
Journal No 4A Guided Tour of a Banner...The National Society of
Brushmakers 1840 Arms The Broom Squires of Hindhead....how this area was
renowned for its brooms and brushmakers. 1881 census extracts for Norwich
York Brushmakers...Information from newspapers and local archives. Brushes,
Broommen & The Borough....Article with lots of illustrations.on the main
brushmaking area of London, its history and sources for local research.(10
Brushmakers in Directories for Kent St/ Tabard St Southwark 1894
Trades Directory London 1894.
1904 Trades Directory Leeds & Bradford
area. Members Interests and Letters.
Journal No 5Pemberton's Catalogue..items from a C19 catalogue From a
Parish History..A Devon Brushmaker's story The Humble Toothbrush..a history of
this humble item Homeworking..not all brushmakers worked in "shops"! Uncle Ernie
STYGAL..a modern brushmaker's story The Castle Museums..where brushmaking
displays and items can be seen. Blue Dick & The CULMERS..who was Blue
Dick?Find out! The Kent Brush Strike..a post WWI story
1851 Census of St
Georges Southwark...complete extract of all brushmakers. Plus lots of pictures
and usual items.
Journal No 6The Whites of Surrey..There are many brushmakers named
WHITE from the Surrey area.The story of two.
Cloak, Brush and Dagger...Hush,
hush wartime brush making! Bristol brushmakers...Some information. Kent Woodware
Co..How are the wooden parts made? Whitakers Almanac 1920..An interesting
article by the then Secretary of the British Brushmakers' Association On the
Tramp...Some examples of routes taken by brushmakers on the Tramp--from old
"blanks". 1851 St George the Martyr Census Pt.2 N-Z Lots of member's interests
Journal No 7Brushmakers, Apprentices and All Things
Fishy!...information on apprentices, unlikely places to look for brushmaking
apprentices and list of many from London Livery Company records.
Co..illustration of Bristol brush shop. The Harpers of Norwich Apprentice
items..Southwark and Bristol
Love on the Tramp..How did your ancestor meet
his wife?The unsuspected links that existed between tradesmen
settlement examination from Devon that may shed light on similar situations with
Kew Apprentices..A List from 1804-1810. Lots of
brushmakers from parish records, etc etc. Letters and Member's
Journal No 8Kings Lynn baptisms etc. More Fishmongers Co Brushmaker
apprentices Spiers..Brushmaking Miscellany..varied relevant items on the history
of the trade Seakins
Brushmakers...A large family,linked to other
brushmaking families as employers or by marriage. Index to Old Trade Unions
Second Edition...Hundreds of Brushmakers! Brushmaker References from the Romany
And Traveller FHS..Lots of brushmakers John Turner's Index to the 1851 Liverpool
Census Gores Directory of Liverpool 1851-1859 Members Interests.Letters etc
Journal No 9Unusual Craft Terms...R A Leeson Besoms..How a birch broom
is made. The Witches Broom...Why are witches shown riding broomsticks?Lots of
broom related folklore and customs. Axminster Brushmakers...Coates and Bidwell
of Axminster and their history(both firms now defunct)
The Dublin Society
Banner.How the Irish Brushmakers' Society went about making their own individual
Society Banner.From a letter written by an old brushmaker. Old Ordnance Survey
Maps.How the reprinted maps which show PO Directory information can be of use.
Romany & Traveller Census Submissions showing brushmakers. Lord Roberts
Workshop...A charity which allows disabled servicemen to make traditional
Australian Handbook...Each year British firms could advertise goods
for export to Australia.Some brushmakers shown. Letters, Interests, Extracts etc
Journal No 10The Sailor's Murder + Broom Squires..Surrey and Hampshire
More City Livery Companies The Bramshill Moorcocks..Surrey brushmakers York
King of Bucks and Marylebone. Two New Family History
Magazines-review. Submissions and Letters
Journal No11Beware, it is May! Superstitions! Shottermill Broommaker-
nice picture(Surrey/Hants) More on Surrey Broom Squires The Mortimores of
Devon..a young members research with list of some other Devon brushmakers. 1833
Brushmakers Call List-Unique reprint of 1833 list of London brushmakers.Lots of
names (probably from only surviving copy) Something on he Side - sidelines made
by brushmakers Business Cards at the Guildhall Library +Lots More!
Journal No 12Rooneys of Walthamstow-old established firm Irish roots
Brush Drawing most common form of C19th brush making Local Archives
of City of Gloucester. Censuses- Shottermill, Melksham, Diss. Flints of Lincoln,
Walsall BMs, Lots, lots more!
Journal No 2/1The Marriage Witness Index-Internet. Thomas Paine-The
Truth! Spotlight on Industry-Reprint of old newspaper article.
Richard Moss (fiction). Letters From Canada-from a struggling C19th emigrant.
Norfolk Woodturners and Brushmakers, Lots, lots more!
Journal No 2/2Nothing Dusty About Cressers. William Seale of York-
cuttings. Letters From Canada II. H Hart- An east London Company-pic. members
Interests & Submissions, Lots, lots more!
Journal No 2/3UK research service for SBD members. Brush Makers Arms of
Kings Lynn. Brushmaker or Tramp?-reprint of article that started it all! On The
Road-Printers also tramped! European Brush Museum. James Simmons' Diaries-C19th
diary mentions Surrey brushmakers.
Journal No 2/4Newcastle Brushmakers. Ontario Brushmakers from censuses.
Copy of Brushmakers Society presentation to Henry Wood-1862
Diaries II. Signboards of Old London. Usual articles.
Journal No 2/5The Heinous Crime of Henry Wainwright-A tale of murder
and mayhem in old Whitechapel. Shearmans of Kings Lynn
Exeter Militia Lists
Additions to SBD holdings. Zora's Column- Zora Pinney's visit to Polish
Journal No 2/6Lots of members Submissions. Six poor travellers-A
Rochester Charity. A Wartime Tale-how a unique collection of brushes were saved
from the Blitz
Paupers and Pigkillers-A North Somerset clergyman's Diary.
Members'Interests, pictures etc etc
Journal No 2/7Lunches and Hunches Alix Mortimer..How the SBD helped
with Alix’s research. Coventry Apprentices and Master Brushmakers. Reynolds
Ilustrated.An old news article. Ken Doughty-who’s he? Lighthearted article on
how the SBD was formed etc. Watt’s Charity, Rochester. Some pictures. Lots of
submissions and interests
Journal No 2/8Even More on Thomas Paine. A Calendar of the Registers of
the City of Gloucester. The Brushmaker. More Moores Various reference to MOORE
Items from the SBD’s holdings. The Sun Brush Company. Letters,
Submissions and Interests
Journal No 2/9More from Lesley Watson Walker. Lovell’s Brushes and
other bits of interest. Fighting for Queen and Country. George MOORE’s service
history and more about this London brushmaking family. Births and Marriages from
Eunice Wilson. More on Henry Wainwright (see 2/5). Letters, Submissions and
Journal No 2/10Review of "My ancestors were Gypsies". The 1881 LDS
Census CD Rom set. Letters New Slant on the Source of Horse Hair. Making Besoms.
Extract of All Brushmakers shown on 1851 Bristol Census Part 1. Members'
Journal No 2/11
SBD News. Flemings of Halifax. Tin Box. Changing Professions in the 1800s.
Extract of All Brushmakers shown on 1851 Bristol Census Part 1. Members'
Journal No 2/12
The Broom Squire-a new play. Bart's Welsh Legacy- Graeme Lloyd. The
Descendants of William Keeling...Bryon Keeling. Tin Box. Surrey census Extracts.
1851 Census of Bristol Extracts Part 3. Members' Interests Internet
Journal No 3/1
Shocking News! We are Cousins!..E Hutchinson. It is a Small World. More
Additions to Holdings. Axminster Museum Holdings. Kent Brushmakers..Chesham
Brushmakers..L Watson Walker..Industrial Diseases (anthrax)..More on Witham
Brushmakers Janet Gyford..Pigot Directory Extracts (Cumb. Lancs. Westmoreland
1828/9). Members' Interests
Journal No 3/2
SBD News. Odds & Ends..An Enterprising Young Man (Verrinders of London)
St Anthony. The Way You Say It! Tin Box.. More Holdings.. Sharman Brothers..A G
Bryer..Members Interests Pigots Directory extracts 1835 (Hereford, Leics.
Monmouth, Rutland, Staffs, Warwicks Worcs, N & S Wales)
Journal No 3/3
Oh no! Not More on Kiddier!..I Am A Brushmaker-poem. Members’Submissions. A
French Brushmaking Museum. Society Publications
Bryer. The Tin Box...Letters. Members Interests
Journal No 3/4
SBD News. The Palmers and the Parson. Over Stowey Sources at Somerset
R.O.Bristling with Brushmakers......Theresa Heskins.Taverners...M E Town
Members’ Submissions. Witham Brushmakers....Janet Gyford. 1841 Witham Census
Extract.....Janet Gyford. The Tin Box.....Letters. History of Cutthorpe
Village Janet Jupar. Cricket!. Members Interests. Society Publications
Journal No 3/5
SBD News/Editorial. More Bristol Brushmakers Bernice Pegler. Tramp Route. The
Tin Box..Letters. Brushmakers in Essex, Herts, Sussex, Surrey and Middx 1851.
List of Shops in London. The Sheffield Strike Ken Doughty.
Signatures of London Brushmakers. Skeletons Galore Tramps Relieved 1816.
1851 Witham Census Extract..Janet Gyford. Members Interests.. Society
Journal No 3/6
SBD News/Editorial. Shellshear Information and other submissions Lesley
Watson Walker.The Henry Wainwright Murder..Philippa Hoad
& Ken Doughty. The History
of Witham Essex… Witham Brushmakers III.....Janet Gyford. 1861 Witham Census
Extract.....Janet Gyford. 1871 Census Witham Essex. Members Interests. Society
Journal No 3/7
SBD News/Editorial. What's in a Name?-Review of
popular first names over the years. Will of James Thomasin of Witham. Ambrose
Shelley of Redlinch Surrey. The Broom Makers of Shirley (Bennetts). Modern
Brushmaking - 1901 article with pictures etc. Leicester Brushmakers 1851.
All Back Issues are available to Members Only at £1.50 each. (UK post
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