Have you ever heard of the Fuller Brush Man before? Growing up, every once and a while a nice older chap would ring our door bell on Montgomery Boulevard. Our family loved to hear this and to see the Fuller Brush Man on the other side of the door. Even though he was a stranger, we would of course let him in to look at his wares. I’m not sure what his name was, other than the Fuller Brush Man, but I sure have fond memories of his visits. It is just that we would all gather at our front entry way to see what kinds of whoosits, whatsits and gadgets he had for sale.
Over the years I have asked many people if they know about the Fuller Brush Man, no one seems to. I googled him once and it turns out that the Fuller Brush Man, was not just a man but an entire company, just like Avon. The company was started in 1906 by Mr. Alfred C. Fuller in Nova Scotia.
Now, I wonder… my Father seems to really like various brushes, there are all sorts of neat ones around his house including of course a shaving brush, I wonder if it is made from badger hair as tradition dictates? I will have to ask him. I think I must like the Fuller Brush Man so because my Pops seemed to like his visits.
This past spring on one of my junk shop travels, I came across a 1950-60s original Bakelite Fuller Brush Man letter opener.
This cake was really funny to make, my first real attempt at using icing tips and a bag. Freelance stuff is easy, writing is another tricky story. Happy 65th Birthday from the Fuller Brush Man Pops!
Fuller Brush Man, Montgomery Boulevard, my family… great memories.
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