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.
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birdlives: maybe a time warp. Fuzzy Spade Visits the Planet of the Apes Caper. PI's in Trench and fedora, double shoulder holsters, 1912 on oneside and a ER boar on the other. Cake of Williams in vest pocket & Pinaud Clubman in a hip flask....hmmm
Nov 15, 2014 15:45:51 GMT -6
RocketMan: I dunno. Fuzzy Spade wearing a trench coat running after freshly shaved naked apes. Could be misinterpreted. : )
Nov 16, 2014 1:11:13 GMT -6
birdlives: Yeah, you're right RM....might just look like a normal Friday Night.....};^) Doh!! I don't mean for OUR Fuzzy, but for the hard boiled Detective Fuzzy Spade.....lol!
Nov 16, 2014 1:42:04 GMT -6
birdlives: I think the Fuzz-meister was on to something with the Fedoras and such....Film Noir.....Shave Noir......How 'bout......."Toster Squad".......or ......."G-em Men"......Against the Grain....Clubman Confidential........OK......What You Got ??
Nov 20, 2014 23:38:20 GMT -6
RocketMan: Fuzzy Spade in....'On the Edge'.....'Blade of Death'....'The Big Frame'....'Facing Sudsy Malone'....'The Injector'....'Tales of The Ugly Mug'....'William's Tell'....'Addicted to Weekly Soaps'....'Ever Ready'....
Nov 21, 2014 19:32:08 GMT -6
RocketMan: The Great Fuzzy Spade - Famous lines:....'Frankly my dear, I don't give a shave'....'Keep your friends close, but your stubble closer'.....'Say hello to my little razor'....'Hasta la Vista DE'....'Here's lookin at you Fuzzy'..'Open the razor bay doors HAL'
Nov 21, 2014 19:57:59 GMT -6
birdlives: . Did I detect a nod to "2015, A Shave Odyssey" ? LOL!
Nov 22, 2014 6:05:47 GMT -6
wchnu: you guys are nuts.... but I like it.
Nov 27, 2014 8:47:34 GMT -6
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Nov 27, 2014 16:05:59 GMT -6
birdlives: Taken from Fuzzy Spades classic TV Show..."There are Eight Million Shaves in the Naked BarberShop.....This has been one of them".....
Nov 28, 2014 18:51:03 GMT -6
birdlives: Or it's sooo true for many of you cats ...."There are 8,000,000 razors in the Naked Shave Cave....this here is one of them."...... LOL!....Those guilty....You Know Who You Are...LOL
Nov 28, 2014 18:54:49 GMT -6
wchnu: This here is one of them.... that use this here. Just saying....
Nov 28, 2014 22:18:44 GMT -6
birdlives: Do I detect a fine clever gentleman, a Prince of a Shaver, living in a Glasshouse?...You know what they say...Just saying....
Dec 2, 2014 4:37:13 GMT -6
wchnu: They say that if you live in a glass house to buy a lot of Windex right??
Dec 6, 2014 1:44:11 GMT -6
birdlives: . And keep your razors shiney....and hide any DE's or Str8's or else "There goes the neighborhood"....
Dec 6, 2014 3:56:33 GMT -6
birdlives: Ok guys.....what DO they say about people who live in "Glass Houses" ? Lets see what you got!! LOL!....
Dec 10, 2014 3:18:17 GMT -6
RocketMan: He who changes his speedos in a glass house had best install a one way mirror. You don't want to frost the neighbours as this will likely end in shattered relations. If it happens, you'll get nothing but glazed looks afterwards.
Dec 18, 2014 1:24:57 GMT -6