These brushes were designed and developed
by conservators for use by the people charged with the maintenance of Englandís historic homes. There are four
distinct brushes, each specifically designed for a particular task. The plate
brushes feature one- inch long horse hair bristles and were developed for
cleaning silver plates and platters. Two versions are available, each 10-1/4
in. long. One has a straight wooden handle while the other has a handle which
is slightly curved. Grate brushes have strong bristles and were, as the name
suggests, designed for cleaning cast iron grates as well as traditional
cooking ranges. They have a handle on top for a secure grip and bristles
beneath. The Radiator brush features a long, spindle-like handle with 11 in.
of pure black bristles all around it (much like a giant version of a modern
baby-bottle brush) and may be used to clean in, around, and behind radiators.