"When I worked at Souness & Spiers timber merchants in
Warriston in the early-1960s,
we used to supply Robert Cresser with blanks for their brushes
There was a large variety of types from your standard
broom head to deck scrubbers to specials that they
made up for brewers etc.
We used saugh, the Scottish name
for poplar. This was a hard wood but stood up to being
wet. We did a fair bit of our own logging under contract at Newbattle Abbey.
I was down Victoria Street couple months ago
and saw what was Robert Chesser.
It is now a dress shop.
Danny Callaghan, Falkirk,
Stirlingshire, Scotland: April 22, 2012