A good shaving mug

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by michael54, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Brian1960

    Brian1960 New Member

    This mug has the same general shape as a mug I recently came to own. I’m wondering about age. Mine is made of milk glass and by Surrey. There was a whole set of them featuring antique cars. I have just the one. Anyone heard of Surrey milk glass mugs?
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  2. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Yes. They were fairly common, and believe Van Der Hagen bought them out...
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  3. Macbeth

    Macbeth Active Member

    I loved my Edwin Jagger Dark Blue mug. Then I stupidly gave it to my brother but didn't realize he was too lazy to actually MAKE a lather.

    Still uses aerosols.

    Think I'm going to ask for it back!!
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

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  5. The situational shaver

    The situational shaver Well-Known Member

    If you’re talking mugs (as opposed to scuttles) Marvys indestructible rubber mugs. The best. Nothing close.
    Even has an elevated ring on the bottom to let your soap dry. You can drop it, throw it, kick it, throw it into traffic
    Anything you want there toughguy, it ain’t goin’ nowhere!
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  6. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

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  7. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member


    I'm more a FL guy, but when I've seen specs, I was truely impressed.
    The Phoenix Shaving (PAA) "The Crown King" Shatterproof Travel Scuttle is outstanding.

    And It's nice too ...
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  9. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Given the history of breakage, I would suggest:

    Captain's Choice Copper - $36
    PAA Travel Scuttle - $20
    Marvy Mug - $16
    Timeless Lather Bowl - $12

    Of those four, the only one that"s actually a mug is the Marvy. From experience, I can testify that it'll survive a five foot fall to a tiled shower floor (Several times).
    The Timeless has also bounced a few times.
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you John.coffee it is..
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    cheers Keith.it's now for coffee duty..
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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Though you might want to remove the puck of Williams and wash it prior to drinking coffee from it.

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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    no soap present ..thankfully.been sitting empty a long time..:)
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  14. The situational shaver

    The situational shaver Well-Known Member

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  15. The situational shaver

    The situational shaver Well-Known Member

    Only drink vintage Williams soap. It just tastes better.
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  16. The situational shaver

    The situational shaver Well-Known Member

    Aerosols! Aerosols! They know not what they do.
  17. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    I have one. No offense taken by your comments. I really like it. And I don't believe it's cheaply made. It's just light because the copper is pretty thin and lined with tin which is also pretty light. The handle is on very firmly and I detect zero movement from it. Beyond that there's nothing not to like. And I paid about $8 for mine. Nothing not to like about that either.
  18. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    I'm a big fan of vintage Victor diner mugs. I have a set of 5 of them but I don't use them for shaving. I use them for coffee. They are the absolute perfect mug for drinking coffee and I use one every morning. But I wouldn't use it for shaving. It's far too narrow for that purpose.
  19. brit

    brit in a box

    enjoying a hot coffee and irish cream ,awesome mug.not hot on the hand either like modern thin mugs.cheers gents,need a refill,where's Alice..:)
  20. The situational shaver

    The situational shaver Well-Known Member

    Stowe it dingy!
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