When I was a kid the Fuller Brush man knocked on our door. He had a suitcase with many different brushes to show us. We new Fuller Brushes had a reputation for having good quality products, so we were willing to buy. But what brushes did we need? At the time we had two cats; a Siamese and a Persian with long hair. The salesman said to go and get an item of clothing that had some cat hairs stuck on it. He used a funny looking yellow brush on the clothes and it took the hairs easily. We were sold!
Did This Fuller Brush Live Up To It’s Reputation?
As I grew up the whole family used this brush on a regular basis. Suits, dresses, pants, or anything that cat hair would stick to, was a call to use the brush. I became very active in music and would have to dress up often, so I would use it often. When I got accepted as a music major I was required to bring an orchestra tuxedo for concerts. It was like a magnet to all pet hairs and dust, so I asked my parents if I could take the brush with me when I went away to study.
After I graduated I continued to perform on a regular basis and started teaching. I was living at home and we still had cats and I used it regularly. After a few years I moved to Florida and the brush went with me. I worked as a cruise ship musician for four years and had to dress up every day and the brush traveled with me around the world. I got married and moved to Portugal and now my wife and son also use the brush!
The Fuller Brush Philosophy is the Key to Their Success
The Fuller brush company was started in 1906 by a 21-year-old entrepreneur from Nova Scotia, Alfred C. Fuller. He set out to make “…the best products of their kind in the world.” From the beginning, Fuller established three basic rules: “Make it work. Make it last. Guarantee it no matter what.” It is too bad that more companies today don’t have these rules. The company still prospers today and has the reputation as having the best products.
Still in Use More Than 40 Years Later
My wife saw one of those tape dispenser type lint collectors on sale at a discount store and had to try one. After five minutes the plastic handle broke and it was thrown out in the trash! I am still using my Fuller Brush on a regular basis. If something happens to it I can order from the Fuller Brush web site. I will pass this brush on to my son some day!
I am not being paid by Fuller Brush for this article. I just want to promote an excellent US company.