Paper hanger's smoothing Brush
The paper hanger's smoothing brush is made from one to four rows of stiff bristles, wire drawn, and sized according to the length of the head. It is used to smooth out wallpaper on to the wall.
Maire, F. Modern Painter's Cyclopedia (Chicago, IL: Frederick J. Drake & Company Publishers, 1918)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman