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Coopers Salesman's Sample Toilet Brush Rack


Category: Other Travel Items

Subcategory: Desk Items

To all intents and purposes this folding gilt brass rack looks like a portable Pen Rest. However, the applied brass plaque to the centre of the top cross bar notes that it is a Coopers Patent Toilet Brush Rack. It is probable that Toilet Brush actually refers to what we now call a Tooth Brush, which would make sense given its size.

The rack is cut out of sheet brass and the extending arms are riveted to fold with a notch turned to the end of each to prevent it folding too far. Although the name plate suggests another use, the rack would also work very well on a desk to take pens. Circa 1900.

Size for use.

  • Dimensions:
    H 15.5cm x W 9cm x D 13cm
    H 6" x W 3½" x D 5"

  • Year: Circa 1900
  • Medium: Brass
  • Country: England
  • Signed: Cooper's Patent Toilet Brush Rack
  • Exhibition: #7 - It's The Magic Number
  • Condition: Some wear to finish but good
  • Reference Number: 82354