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Antique Shoe Brush: Krebs Brothers Monument Co. Cedar Rapids, Iowa - $40 (Grass LakeThe Krebs Brothers started their monument company)

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condition: fair
make / manufacturer: Krebs Brothers
size / dimensions: 6 1/2 x 2 inches
The Krebs Brothers started their monument company in the late 1899s in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and were nationally known for making grave markers made of white bronze instead of granite.

The picture on the brush is one from the old building. The “newer” building was built in the early 1900s, so the brush is from this era, probably the late 1800s. Another clue about its age are the directions on the brush: “Take Third Av. West Car to Our Shops” (located on 1010 3rd. Avenue west). The “car” was probably an interurban trolley used back in the day.

The company billed itself as “The Old Reliable Krebs. Bros. Company of Cedar Rapids.” On one side of the brush is the motto: “Brush Your Troubles Away.”

This advertising shoe brush measures 6 1/2 x 2 inches. As you can see from the photos, it’s in pretty good shape for being well over a century old.

Note: Because I am posting this from Michigan, it only made sense to list it in Cedar Rapids. I would be glad to arrange shipping.

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