The Salmon logo was created in the early days of the company, when the two founders, Fred and Bill Coward, were trying to decide upon a suitable brand for their products. The name "Hill" Brush was because the company started in a small building beneath Castle Hill in Mere, Wiltshire. You can clearly see the Hill when passing on the A303 link from London to Exeter, but it was thought at the time that an image of a Hill was not appealing to them.
Both brothers were keen salmon fishermen, and thought if they used a "Salmon" as their logo, it would remind them of their favourite pastime, when not selling brushes.
A "Scavenger" broom is a stiff broom with long fibres, which is used to remove heavy dirt. The term arose because the brooms "sought out and removed" or "scavenged" for dirt.
A "Platform" broom is a broom that is wide and narrow, with an exposed length of brush fibre of approximately 100mm. Typically a platform broom has a flat back, or block, and is used for sweeping large open areas, such as pavements, factory floors, station platforms, school halls etc.
They are produced in lengths from 356mm (14") up to 914mm (36"), with varying textures of natural and synthetic fibres.
A "Churn" brush was so named because it was designed for cleaning milk churns in the days when they were used to transport milk from farms to milk factories. They are made with a wedge trim to allow the brush to reach into the corners of the milk churns, and the fibre used in better quality brushes is a unique natural fibre called Bahia. Bahia comes from a palm in the State of Bahia in Brazil, and will not rot or distort. Churn brushes are therefore especially good for use in wet conditions.
Nowadays they are used on most building sites for cleaning cement mixers, barrows and tools, and are also widely used in domestic garden situations. How many times have you needed a suitable brush for cleaning the mud off your Wellington boots?