• Kirk Remembers,  Product History

    Kirk Remembers: The Cutaway Brush Sample that Always Sat in the Office

    This is a cutaway sample brush made to show the construction of Hanlon Goodman Brushes. Although the Benjamin Moore Co. and the Hanlon Goodman Brush Co. were not related in any way, most Benjamin Moore dealers carried the Hanlon Goodman line of brushes into the 1960’s. We bought both products from Harwood Brothers in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Maston was head of the paint division at Harwood Brothers. My grandfather Askew had given him a job, I think in the 1920’s, so that Mr. Maston could earn enough money to go on a honeymoon when he got married. They had kept in touch over the years and when my grandfather wanted to put in…