The many sizes of Simpson's "The Wee Scot"

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  1. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Diameter at the base = 23.8 mm
    Handle height = 29.38 mm
     
  2. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Thanks @Hodge . My guess is the hand-turned handles will have variance. I wonder what Handle Height becomes a “Nano” or WS 1, and when does the variance stay at a Wee Scot or WS 2?
     
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  3. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Here are some older measurements from a few years ago

    The Original Wee Scot Brush
    Handle Height: 21.50 mm
    Handle Diameter: 15.94 mm

    Vintage Wee Scot 1 (Sample A)
    Handle Height: 24 mm
    Handle Diameter: 20 mm

    Vintage Wee Scot 1 (Sample B)
    Handle Height: 24 mm
    Handle Diameter: 21 mm

    Vintage Wee Scot 1 (Sample C)
    Handle Height: 26 mm
    Handle Diameter: 21.5 mm

    Vintage Wee Scot 1 (Sample D)
    Handle Height: 27.5 mm
    Handle Diameter: 20.5 mm

    Wee Scot 2011 (Modern A)
    Handle Height: 31 mm
    Handle Diameter: 24 mm

    Modern Wee Scot 2 (Modern B)
    Handle Height: 31 mm
    Handle Diameter: 23 mm

    Modern Wee Scot 2 (Modern C)
    Handle Height: 30 mm
    Handle Diameter: 24 mm

    So there certainly seems to be some variation!
     
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  4. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Here is my first Somerset Wee Scot, or Wee Scot 2 depending on when Simpson stopped identifying the middle-sized Wee See as a WS2.
    14mm knot
    38mm loft
    30mm handle height
    24.5mm handle Diameter

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    Here is my Somerset Wee Scot "Nano" made for Hoffritz.
    12mm knot
    34.5mm loft
    27.5mm handle height
    20.5mm handle Diameter

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    Here is a side-by-side of 3 different Wee Scot Handles. Each have 30mm handles, but different shapes.

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    And here are the 2 butterscotch beauties, side-by-side.

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  5. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    I recently won a boxed wee scot on ebay, I only wanted it as a curio/ travel brush....it cost £8 in total.
     
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  6. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    It's a good brush, punching way above it's weight-class.
     
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  7. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Very nice collection. In hadnt seen another Hoffritz till now.
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..
     
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  9. Technium

    Technium Active Member

    Long live tiny brushes!
     
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  10. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    You still need to post the pic!
     
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    A beautiful example and comparison of a vintage Wee 1 & 2. Now you just need to find an old butterscotch Case (Wee Scot 3) to complete the set.
     
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  12. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Right. the challenge being a Wee Scot 3 instead of a Case 1, Case 2, or Case 3. I thought the WS2 would actually be a WS1.
     
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  13. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Yeah, it would be a Case 1, with the tube. Good luck with that. An original butterscotch tube will be the hardest part to find.

    Wee Scot 3 was just the internal company name for it. It was never sold as a Wee Scot.
     
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  14. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

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  15. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    It's a great brush. It will hold at least 2 full passes...at least mine will
     
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