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.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
birdlives: Prometeo......You can spot the members of the "Don't Molest the Williams" group by the Big Smiles on their faces....;^). An unmolested William's shave, puts a big smile there that you can't wipe off...Kind of makes it a little hard to shave around...LOL!
Jan 11, 2015 5:07:55 GMT -6
prometeo: Thank you Birdlives
Jan 12, 2015 16:31:06 GMT -6
wchnu: WHOOP!!! Williams rocks!!
Jan 23, 2015 11:46:50 GMT -6
birdlives: Williams rocked my shave again this morning. I don't get it when I hear cats; on other sites; complain about lathering Williams. Looks like the easiest game in town to me. And not just the amount of lather but the Quality of lather as well...};^))
Jan 25, 2015 0:30:46 GMT -6
RocketMan: Williams does get much applause for the job it does reconditioning strops.
Jan 26, 2015 5:34:00 GMT -6
birdlives: There was some talk across the street about the shortage of vintage shaving gear in the Wild around Seattle. I was thinking maybe some of our friends from across the Border might be sweeping down here and thinning out the herd. What do you guys think RM?!!
Feb 8, 2015 7:37:30 GMT -6
birdlives: There was mention of a certain Rocket Dude.....and someone; Not Me;; said "That Rocket Dood, is pretty slick" or sneaky or something to that affect.....ha,ha,ha....};^)) Can It Be? All I Know is there isn't 1 1909 Ever Ready "New" still wild in the PNW....
Feb 8, 2015 7:42:54 GMT -6
Feb 17, 2015 13:19:19 GMT -6
birdlives: I Knew It, I Knew It!!!
Feb 18, 2015 2:22:56 GMT -6
wchnu: a real hunter always up for the stalk
Mar 12, 2015 20:57:19 GMT -6
prometeo: Williams... It 's the best !!![br]
Mar 13, 2015 19:55:30 GMT -6
wchnu: Indeed it is.. and not just for the price. I think it out works a lot of the more expensive soaps
Mar 16, 2015 13:02:44 GMT -6
birdlives: I concur with the Fuzz-ster....Williams is priceless.....What price can you put on a great shave? You Dig! And he's right about a real hunter aswell...and some cats have fine tuned the hunt to "The Pretator"' status. I'm staying out there, and alert..;)
Mar 17, 2015 2:03:35 GMT -6
wchnu: Colgate is a solid soap too. Nothing special about the scent but a great soap.
Mar 22, 2015 15:28:01 GMT -6
birdlives: I concur your Fuzzyness....Solid Man!!
Mar 23, 2015 13:05:26 GMT -6
chickenmumbo: Hope you all got in your March 24 /1914 Ever Ready anniversary shaves .
Mar 25, 2015 1:05:57 GMT -6
wchnu: missed the 24th. I can not keep up with things like that
Mar 26, 2015 14:51:48 GMT -6
birdlives: The Fuzz-meister sets the bar...He's trancended mundane celebratories that entertain those with too much time on their hands...Don't give it a second thought your Fuzzyness....I shaved twice to cover for anyone who missed...lol...
Mar 28, 2015 3:38:23 GMT -6
RocketMan: Or he sits the bar.... : ). ER birthday shave was great.....thnx for the reminder BL....you are on to something with the 1909 birthday in April...I'm going to celebrate that one too! (And I got mine from England not WA fyi so look hard!)
Mar 29, 2015 0:46:06 GMT -6