Project Description

Mason Pearson

Mason Pearson

Mason Pearson is a family business with its roots in the peak of the Industrial Revolution

By the middle of the 19th Century, the industrial revolution was accelerating and had become a hotbed for ideas and inventions in the mechanical world.

Mason Pearson, Engineer and Inventor, began his career designing wool processing looms in Bradford. He met and married Mary Avis and the couple moved from Bradford in Yorkshire, Northern England to London.

Mason Pearson incorporated the knowledge from his time in the wool processing industry to spark the invention of an automatic brush-boring machine to speed up the process of brush making

The basic product has barely changed since the 1920s and some of the original model names are still with us today: Large Extra, Small Extra, Popular and Junior.