Hair Brushes By Mia&Heather Jan 1, 1777 First manufacturer for Brush William Kent founded "Kent brushes " in Great Britain Jan 1, 1885 Mason Pearson Brushes Mason Pearson invented an automatic brush-boring machine to speed the process of brush making. Nov 15, 1898 Patent for synthetic brush Lyda Newman made the first patent for synthetic burhses. Jan 1, 1906 Fuller Brush Co. Alfred Fuller started the Fuller Brush Company in 1906 Jan 1, 2013 Modern Brushes The flat or paddle-style brush was common in early designs, but now round brushes are especially popular for women. Read more: The History of Hair Brushes | eHow http://www.ehow.com/about_5091254_history-hair-brushes.html#ixzz2TTsx5MhE Apr 28, 2013 Soapy Brush The Soapy brush was invented by two 8th graders. It is used to wash and brush hair at the same time.