Post by HoosierTrooper on Apr 24, 2012 18:08:35 GMT -6
Surrey was the company that later became Van der Hagen and they made some very good soap that was tallow based. They sold it in sets that had a mug with the picture of an old car and a boar brush. I have a couple of the brushes and they are actually pretty good. The handles are identical to the current VDH brushes but they don't shed and seem to be of better quality.
I highly recommend buying the soap if you ever run across any. I've managed to acquire these three pucks, the latest one is the boxed puck in the last pictures that I just got a couple days ago. Anyone else use Surrey?
Mug, brush and soap set.
Single puck that was sealed in cellophane that I grated and am currently using. It looks different than the other two, I'm guessing it's a bit newer.
Latest one. With a $.37 price tag I'm guessing maybe from the 70's?
Rollin like a big wheel, and cuttin like a big knife.
Hats off to you HoosierTrooper! Another wonderful soap!
I heretofore shall think of you as:
Ladies and Gentleman, (suitable pause) introducing
His Royal Sudsiness
Karma kick for you!
No, seriously, you have been sharing with photos and narratives on a bunch of kick ass soaps for quite some time now. I am realizing as it unfolds that you truly are, His Royal Sudsiness! I feel I have to jump in and commend your ability for digging up these wonderful older soaps. You really do enjoy the products and it is great to see you pursue these barberiana americana with the zeal of a true believer!
Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your soap posts thoroughly!!
edit: And no, I haven't seen these up in Canada - or ever - but I love the VDH Deluxe pucks. (Or as someone might say in Canada, Deluxe Puckos, me Buckos!) .
Last Edit: Apr 24, 2012 18:38:41 GMT -6 by RocketMan
I have one puck of this that I use now and then. I picked it up wayy in the back of an old store. The set was missing the brush but the soap and mug were there. I will have to get a picture of it. It does shave good. I think I will take it for a spin with a VDH boar early in the morning.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt
alan: Came across an old 3 Stooges short on TV the other day. It was the episode where Moe and Larry were talking Pig Latin. I remember having fun with it as a kid. Was just curious if anyone else here remembered it.
Dec 17, 2015 9:01:12 GMT -6
RocketMan: I went and found a couple of the 3 Stooge bits on Pig Latin. I really didn't remember them. Huh. That stuff was in heavy reruns when I was a kid. Every Saturday morning it was either the Bugs Bunny Bit or them. Didn't remember this one though.
Dec 22, 2015 23:45:47 GMT -6
wchnu: I have some pig in the oven.....not sure if it is a Latin one or not tough.
Dec 23, 2015 18:01:59 GMT -6
birdlives: If it tastes like amhay then it's a latin one...or aconbay....
Dec 24, 2015 2:13:23 GMT -6
RocketMan: Inovenus Pigtus Oreallyus
Dec 26, 2015 17:03:44 GMT -6
birdlives: Woot! RM is a Real Latinus Pigus Professor......All hail "barba tenus sapientes".....};^)). Of course.....everyone around here is perticularly well shaven.....ha,ha...
Dec 26, 2015 20:19:48 GMT -6
wchnu: Ok going to try to catch up. work had been running me crazy, I put in over 500 hours of over time last year. I know there are a lot of guys that work that much but it does keep me busy.
Jan 15, 2016 19:48:08 GMT -6
RocketMan: That sounds like a lot of work. Yikes. If we lived in the same town I'd say you're buying!
Jan 16, 2016 0:39:59 GMT -6
RocketMan: Is the Fuzzee 1 living up your way now Bird? I know he'd talked about the possibility. No matter what, I still say he's buying!
Jan 18, 2016 18:53:57 GMT -6
birdlives: ...I wish.....the casino here didn't snatch him up fast enough...We might need to make a field trip down towards the Gulf...catch some rays and let the Fuzzmeister put all that overtime to good use.....lol...
Jan 19, 2016 2:18:27 GMT -6
RocketMan: Ahhhhhhhhhhhh......... Sounds good. Plates of crayfish and beer, sunshine, rest.........ahhhhhhhh. Fuzzy. We can consult for you for room and board. What say ye?
Jan 20, 2016 23:59:41 GMT -6
birdlives: Yep......crayfish and beer....sunshine and beer.....Williams and beer...... :D..........Man, Fuzzy really does know how to show us a good time....rotflm@o!
Jan 22, 2016 2:42:19 GMT -6
wchnu: WOO come on down, I have however moved out of the casino business for a bit. I got a bit burnout I guess. So I am job hunting. I got a place to stay though when you guys show up!!! And plenty of Williams to share.
Jan 24, 2016 15:15:34 GMT -6
RocketMan: Well, playing the card deck from both ends..... I hope you get some good old fashioned down south rec time. Probably involves camo. I would lovvve to come see you down there. Then I am currently burning outin my job and too busy to come : /
Jan 25, 2016 21:23:59 GMT -6
RocketMan: Balance in life is sooo much harder to achieve than it is to say.
Jan 25, 2016 21:24:39 GMT -6
birdlives: Fuzzy, sounded like you were due a little downtime, ENJOY ! And RM, sounds like you need a day away......I have a Concert at Tulas in downtown Seattle Feb. 24th....Swing on down and Bop the night away....}8^)) You're sure right about finding that balance..
Jan 26, 2016 2:39:29 GMT -6