This just in from Rich Roberts:
Last month I acquired a wonderful piece of Disney animation history at a garage sale in Ascutney, Vermont. A paintbrush once used by one of Walt's Nine Old Men to paint Dumbo! The bristles are missing and there are teeth marks on the handle of the brush, but nevertheless it's a beauty! The person who sold it to me was the grandson of a guy who delivered milk to the cousin of a woman who lived across the street from the Disney Studios - so its authenticity is irrefutable. However, it provokes some fascinating questions like - What color paint was the brush dipped in? Where was the brush manufactured and then sold? I don't have the answers to these questions just a moldy old stick that was once a paintbrush.
Hey Rich - what were you thinking?