shave with Williams Mug shave soap

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  1. Hembree

    Hembree Well-Known Member

    20181208_162003.jpg 20181208_161953.jpg 20181208_161929.jpg 20181208_161914.jpg 20181208_161852.jpg 20181208_161717.jpg About how old do y'all think this puck is? I know it has a bar code so it is not too old. I got this in with a shaving lot a couple of years ago.
     
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  2. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    1979-81, I remember buying the Menthol Williams around this time when I first started shaving. It lathers well.

    Clayton

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  3. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Kinda sucks that Beecham took out the Tallow on this one...
    Not quite. You can see in the last photo that it was made when Beecham, Pa. owned Williams, that was between 1983-91. You can find these dates in public Copy Right and Patent records.

    Also the Menthol version was for sure offered by Williams under the Nabisco ownership as early, or earlier than 1976, evident by the Menthol Bicentennial offerings. Possibly even offered by Williams Toiletries sometime between 1960-1971.
    menthol.jpg williams-menthol-1961-a_med[1].jpeg (Second picture from Tomonagura)
     
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I can't speak to the production years, but the first ingredient is Sodium Tallowate. That would make it the second formulation of the soap. First was Tallow, third was Potassium Stearate as first ingredients.
     
  5. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    STOP THAT!!!
     
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  6. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    I can see why some folks might want to mix a little Williams in with their soaps that don't cut it...to try and save an inferior soap.

    BUT!!!

    Life is short...Why no just use unadulterated Williams and enjoy!!!

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  7. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Have you tried it with soaking your brush in warmed bottled water. Just to see?

    Would be worth it, if you fell in Love with it!

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  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    it is good that williams has its staunch advocates. i used the modern for 10 years with a wilkinson brush..did the job..at present i have more toys in the toybox..including 5+ pucks of williams..even if its not favored it should never be excluded..an icon shaving product for many generations of wet shavers...
     
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  9. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Just bloom it like any other type of Williams. Just because it is Menthol doesn't mean anything. Bloom it and go to town.
     
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  10. Hembree

    Hembree Well-Known Member

    Thanks a lot guys!
     
  11. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    speaking of bricks...;)
     
  12. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I ain't skeered. :scared003:
     
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  13. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Very well put!!
     
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  14. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    He has not noticed it yet....
     
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  15. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    My Wednesday Signature shave!!

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  16. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    I live in NY and the water is hard, but I can get a decent lather with Williams. I cover the entire puck with water and let soak for 5 minutes. Pour off the excess and use a synthetic brush with a backbone and whip away. Now, if you want to make it more luxurious, then use Noxema Classic cleansing cream as a pre-shave. Leave it on and then brush on the Williams to get a nice lather. Problem solved!
     
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  17. luv2shave

    luv2shave Active Member

    Uh-oh

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  18. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    some like it neat, some on the rocks,others with soda,as long as its enjoyed...
     
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  19. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Are you trying to get a brick tossed at you? Fuzzy has them stealth bricks now.
    That's an understatement.....
     
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  20. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    If the brick is made out of shave soap, then bring it!
     

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