>From T.N. Lawrence in England. Maybe some of the Brits can comment on these:
ARTIST QUALITY ROLLERS (BRAYERS)
Made in our Cornish factory from a top quality, soft (25 shore nominal
value) polyurethane called treothene and suitable for use with oil-based
and water-washable inks and for laying grounds.
Recognised around the world for their sturdy brass frames that allow them
to be put down when inked up and finished with a fine beechwood handle.
Treothene rolls should not be cleaned with methylated spirits. Treothene
softens over a period of time, so as an alternative we now offer the same
rollers in a very durable rubber.
These brayers retail from 35 to 100 pounds, so they are not inexpensive.
I found a mention of brayers in something hysterically named: "San Jose
Spring Rubberama." I've never been to a "RUBBERAMA", but the person who
thunk up this name should get a prize!
Most of the other listings for brayers looked like the inespensive testrite
Bostick & Sullivan
PO Box 16639, Santa Fe
505-474-0890 FAX 505-474-2857