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
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
stilgar: I just bought my first pair of razors Ever-ready 1912 + 20 blades GEM on Connaught
Mar 29, 2015 15:03:17 GMT -6
birdlives: Your on! I'll shave with the 1909's baby sibling; the ER 1924; on April 13th for the 1909's 100th Birthday....Thats the original patent Anniversary for all the ER Shovel-heads....
Mar 30, 2015 2:19:51 GMT -6
wchnu: I will try to get in on that shave as well. I do not know if I have a 1909 though
Mar 31, 2015 20:27:24 GMT -6
birdlives: Any shovel head should suffice..any and all of de Mesquita's inventions should serve beautifully for a celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the shovel head design patent....So all you ER 1924 lovers...This is for you too....The 1909 became the 1924
Apr 1, 2015 23:52:30 GMT -6
RocketMan: I gave the 09 a Bday run. I think it winked at me!
Apr 15, 2015 0:00:15 GMT -6
birdlives: It's winking at you because it wants you to take it on a field trip down to Seattle....};^))
Apr 16, 2015 2:17:15 GMT -6
birdlives: Yo RM....Don't pay any attention to that green glow you might see coming from your southern horizon....It's a natural phenom of nature...Far be it from me to ever have jealous or covetous thoughts towards various objects of any Toster's good fortune....lol
Apr 16, 2015 22:01:20 GMT -6
wchnu: do I smell the envy cloud rising
Apr 24, 2015 8:44:40 GMT -6
RocketMan: I live on a west coast rain forest island. Clouds ain't no problem up here. : ) Bring it on cloud boy!
Apr 24, 2015 23:43:46 GMT -6
birdlives: He heee...I know you cats ain't talkin' bout me...I already fessed to never having a jealous thought towards my TOST brethren's articles of good fortune. And its you cats razor porn that brings me much enjoyment and a few cold showers. Keep it coming..
Apr 27, 2015 3:20:41 GMT -6
birdlives: Although 'cloud boy' sounds kinda cool...like a super hero...but as a horn player, I'm more of a 'Loud Boy' LOL!......That Green Glow must have been coming from one of my OCMMs, It needs a polishing bad...yeah....thats it....Ha...Ha
Apr 27, 2015 3:23:15 GMT -6
RocketMan: there once was a cloud boy from Seattle.....he was a loud boy with his brassy horn rattle.....he had a green glow and a razor.....but that didn't faze her....except when he was polishing his.... : o
May 26, 2015 0:39:30 GMT -6