A hog-bristle sweeper, a street broom, a scrubbing brush, and handbrush and a pig-bristle paintbrush. A brush-maker can produce all of these. And more. He produces custom-made articles, such as brushes to clean drains, or very fine brushes to clean test tubes. Brush-makers from the previous century bought their pig bristles from the rag-and-bone man. The pig’s bristle is washed in soda water, then fixed to a stick and subsequently boiled for a couple of hours.