Shaving Mug

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Robert1955, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone use a Old fashioned shaving mug ?, I have just bought one for a couple of quid and fully intend using it, Does the puck just sit on top with the brush settled in the wee side hole ?, Does it hold water?... no idea if I am correct because never even held one nevermind use one...all replies most graciously welcome.
     
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Can you send a picture of it. Sounds like you have a scuttle, just a guess.
     
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  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Subscribed to the thread. I'm curious, too. I've seen a couple in antique shops, many online auctions, & don't understand how they are to be used!
     
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    If the top has holes, then the puck sits there.
     
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  5. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    Here you go (☞ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)☞
     

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  6. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    No Holes? Scuttle. Hot water in the bottom, build your lather in the top.
     
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  7. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    Yes, it does have holes :)
     

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  8. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    10804FB6-3286-46B8-9840-7250F0B04A32.jpeg Well one hole
     
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yep, it's a scuttle. Put hot water in the bottom and lather on top. Keeps the lather hot.
     
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  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Just guessing, a lather can still be made, maybe to keep the bristle part of the brush hot from steam.
     
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  12. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    I have now searched "shaving scuttles " and most seem to have 4 or more holes, but this went astray when I found plenty more with single holes. I will try it with a puck and with bowl lathering...when it arrives, there are loads of these items on UK ebay and most are very cheap.. some are going for £2.
     
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  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    OK, I was wrong, not the brush to keep warm..........

     
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  14. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    Im not convinced the razor should be in there at the same time...just looks way too tight...good vid tho
     
  15. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    I sm going with this...seen a few doing this... And it looks right.

     
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  16. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Beautiful..scuttle! What soap are you going use with it? I have vintage Williams..vintage Colgate and a soap called Barber Salon ( I think) in my 3 scuttles.
     
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I agree that the razor/brush wouldn't both be jammed into that space.
     
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  18. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    I have a unopened herbal soap... time to try that methinks.
     
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  19. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    The hole is to let water drain out of the soap dish part of the scuttle. Otherwise, it would make the bottom of the soap all mushy.

    Although numerous forum posts mention that the bottom part of the scuttle is to hold hot water, I have never read that outside of the wetshaving forums. It might be true, though, at least prior to hot running water being available in most homes.
     
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  20. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    Could the hole be for excess water to drain from a preloaded brush that has been lathered. Then the loaded brush sits in the bowl part and takes heat from the water below, it would be good to get a definitive answer but I am thinking there is more than one way to skin a cat... if you were taught to use the scuttle one way then you will continue that and same for many others who were shown other ways... is there a right way or a wrong way ?
    I see no point of having a puck on the bowl... were puck shapes even available back then ?
     

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