Updated: Sep 30
This one below is not 'it'. You'll need to read the pdf file (above) to get the full story that matches the title of this post. But this particular one below is a lined Brill -- nearly all were half-lined instead -- from the hands of the Brill brand's final maker who was Newton J. Rabensburg. He lived until 1961 and made them to that day; after which there was no one left to continue because originator Charles Kluge had been gone two decades and neither of the Brills themselves were leatherworkers.
I don't have a post on my blog about the full Brill story?! I'll correct that. In the meantime, here's one about a close competitor who was L.A. Sessums; whose holsters were made by Mexican national Robert Rogers and later by his Texas son Bedell Rogers:
Read all about the evolution of today's gunleather during the 20th century in the second edition of my book, published 2022 and available at www.holstory.com .