(3) Special toothbrushes were made for the Indian troops with wooden handles filled with vegetable fibre
as the use of either bullock bone or pig bristle was prohibited by their religions.
(4) In WWII the Kent factory was hit seventeen times by German air raids. However the workers showed
amazing courage and endurance amidst the falling bombs and carried on work using tarpaulins to cover
the gaping holes in the roofs.
(9) Uses 12 processes in making most brushes, with some going through as many as 20 processes,
including cutting, shaping, bristling, finishing, inspection and buffing.
(10) With an extremely stringent quality control procedure in place all our hairbrushes are inspected and
finished by hand.
(11) In a top secret operation during the Second World War made shaving brushes in which maps and
compasses could be concealed for forwarding to overseas British prisoners of war to enable them to find
their way home in the event of escape. The work was carried out in a special locked and windowless room
at the Kent factory with access allowed only to a chosen few.
(1) The company was one of the first wholesale
houses to use a motor delivery van, a 24 horse
power 2 ½ ton 'Commercial Car' which was
purchased in 1908.
(2) Kent Brushes made hundreds of thousands of
brushes for the War Office during WWI. A soldier's kit included a hair, tooth, shaving, cloth, shoe blacking, shoe polishing and button brush.
(5) Kent has been producing brushes for 223 years and is the longest established UK manufacturer of hairbrushes.
(6) We currently make over 250 different brushes.
(7) We export to 52 countries.
(8) Makes 1 million hairbrushes and more than half a million hand-made combs a year.