The Year In Tools: 1953

Harris Brushes launched its first national advertising campaign with a duke and duchess introducing the theme ‘Harris-tocracy’ with the message: “The paint brush with the name to its handle”. Founded in 1928 by 23 year-old Leslie G Harris as The Midland Trading Company, Harris Brushes are recognizes as the UK’s number 1 paint brush and roller brand. Interestingly, Harris brushes come with a lifetime guarantee.

 In 1961, Harris was awarded the Royal Warrant by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as the preferred manufacturer of decorating tools, paint brushes and rollers to the Royal Sandringham Estate. Harris still holds the Royal Warrant to this very day, demonstrating a level of product excellence suitable for a Royal household.