Pocket hairbrush (black + ivory)
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This pocket sized hairbrush is made of bristle and nylon and is recommended for normal to thick or long hair.
Genetics determine the texture of your hair, its natural elasticity and growth rate. All its other qualities depend largely on how and how often you use a good hairbrush. Mason Pearson brushes are made to order to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship. They use the same techniques pioneered and patented by founder Mason Pearson, over one hundred years ago.
About the brand
In the middle of the 19th Century, the industrial revolution was accelerating and had become a hotbed for ideas and inventions in the mechanical world. It was the manufacturing equivalent in its day to Silicon Valley today.
Mason Pearson, an Engineer and Inventor, began his career designing wool processing looms in Bradford. He met and married Mary Avis. The couple moved from Bradford in Yorkshire, Northern England to London in the mid 1860s where Mason worked at the British Steam Brush Works in London’s East End. He joined a partnership, later known as Raper Pearson and Gill, which was in the business of general small-brush making. At the time, the brushes were made by hand.
Being a genius, Mason Pearson incorporated the knowledge from his time in the wool processing industry to spark the invention of an automatic brush-boring machine to speed up the whole process of brush making. In 1885 public recognition of this resulted in his being awarded a Silver Medal at the International Inventions Exhibition in London.
His inventiveness did not stop there! In the same year he extended the idea to the inspirational ‘pneumatic’ rubber-cushion hairbrush. It took until 1905 to improve and hone his technique, much of which was still required to be done by hand.
When he died the following year aged 64, his widow Mary continued the business for a further 20 years with their eldest son Mason Jr. and his siblings, two brothers and two sisters who all played a part. The firm became known as Mason Pearson Brothers, although somewhat of a misnomer as the sisters were heavily involved too. One sister ran the top floor of the factory in Old Ford Road for 50 years, which she was able to do while her sister kept house for them, and this involvement heralded generations of women working at the factory.
During this period, the decision was made to concentrate on Mason Pearson's rubber-cushion hairbrush. The product design used nowadays is similar to the original 1885 model with the improvements of the fully developed models of the 1920s.
The firm remained at Old Ford Road for 105 years until 1986 when it relocated to Stratford due to commercial property development within the area. Here it stayed until 2009 when it was relocated again, this time to make way for the London Olympics. It moved to Rainham, the eastern edge of London, and today employs over 60 people. Since the 1920s, the firm has always maintained a presence in London's West End too.
The basic product has barely changed since the 1920s and some of the original model names are still with us today: Large Extra, Small Extra, Popular and Junior.
Graanmarkt 13 will carefully process your order and arrange for your package to be delivered right to your doorstep. Benelux orders will be delivered within 2-3 days (Saturday included). Orders to other European countries will be delivered within 2-6 days and to the rest of the world it will take 5-12 days. You can follow your order at any time using the tracking number sent to you by e-mail once your order is shipped.
BENELUX - €10
Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
EUROPE ZONE 1 - €25
Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
EUROPE ZONE 2 - €75
Åland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Vatican City, Kosovo, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Réunion, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Mayotte, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen
REST OF THE WORLD - €100
All other countries
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