01-30-2013, 12:54 AM
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  • ben74
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Wm Neumann & Co Shaving Mug

   

An extremely well packaged parcel arrived today from Wm Neumann & Co.
4 oz pucks of Bay Rum, 1907 and 1911 shaving soaps
A bar of lavender soap
And this wonderful shaving mug.

   

Stoneware and hand made in the USA.
It feels solid, but not overweight,
The apothecary style handle is angled towards the base providing for a secure grip.
The "Root Beer brown" glaze is stunning.
I am quite taken with the detailed company logo on the front,
which gives the piece an old world feel.

   

The mouth is wide and concertinas at the bottom.
It's about 10.5cm at the top and around 7cm wide internally at the base.
It easily accommodates the 4 oz puck.
(If you were inclined to rehouse it for some reason)
The internal base is lightly grooved to assist with building lather.

   

Congratulations Bill and Will on another wonderful product!

Biggrin

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 01-30-2013, 01:43 AM
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  • TonyN
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Nice Ben! Enjoy it.

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 01-30-2013, 01:56 AM
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  • tgutc
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That is a beautiful mug!

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 01-30-2013, 02:20 AM
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  • Striky
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I really hope Wm Neumann & Co starts to ship international soon. Their products seems very nice and interesting.

I have one question about a mug like this. Do you use it to make lather, or is it used to hold a soap puck and make the lather in an other bowl or facelathering?

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 01-30-2013, 02:21 AM
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  • Kavik79
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Got one of these for christmas, same finish.....and I have nothing to add or argue with in this review. It's just a great piece that has a wonderful old fashioned look sitting around with the rest of the vintage shaving gear Biggrin

Striky,
I put my puck in it for now, got tired of it rattling around in the tin. Once I find time to pack the soap into another container I plan to use it for building lather in

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 01-30-2013, 04:49 AM
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Saw them on their site. Very nice.

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 01-30-2013, 05:11 AM
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Nice!!!

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 01-30-2013, 06:00 AM
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  • TexBilly
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One of their coffee mugs is one the way to me and your pics, Ben, show me the quality I can expect. Dang, now I may need to return to get a shave mug! Thanks for sharing.

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 01-30-2013, 06:10 AM
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  • ben74
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Ooo! Coffee mug, I think I need one too... Biggrin But will you drink from it or make lather in it?

Yes, an old fashion quality is what comes to mind each time I handle it.

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 01-30-2013, 06:26 AM
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  • slantman
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Beautiful shave mug Ben. Use it well and the soaps as well. I love the color.

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 01-30-2013, 06:55 AM
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  • Songwind
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That looks nice.

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 01-30-2013, 07:34 AM
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  • Johnny
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(01-30-2013, 02:20 AM)Striky Wrote: I have one question about a mug like this. Do you use it to make lather, or is it used to hold a soap puck and make the lather in an other bowl or facelathering?

I put my puck of 1911 in mine and load from there.

   

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 01-30-2013, 07:55 AM
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  • DaveL
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I bought a mug from Bill earlier this month but mine is brick red. I also got the the 1907 and 1911 soap pucks. He also included the lavender bath soap and a sampler pack of his aftershaves. I really liked the Heartwood scent. When I buy from him again that's what I'll get.

(01-30-2013, 12:54 AM)ben74 Wrote:
Wm Neumann & Co Shaving Mug



An extremely well packaged parcel arrived today from Wm Neumann & Co.
4 oz pucks of Bay Rum, 1907 and 1911 shaving soaps
A bar of lavender soap
And this wonderful shaving mug.



Stoneware and hand made in the USA.
It feels solid, but not overweight,
The apothecary style handle is angled towards the base providing for a secure grip.
The "Root Beer brown" glaze is stunning.
I am quite taken with the detailed company logo on the front,
which gives the piece an old world feel.



The mouth is wide and concertinas at the bottom.
It's about 10.5cm at the top and around 7cm wide internally at the base.
It easily accommodates the 4 oz puck.
(If you were inclined to rehouse it for some reason)
The internal base is lightly grooved to assist with building lather.



Congratulations Bill and Will on another wonderful product!

Biggrin

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 01-30-2013, 08:50 AM
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  • ben74
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(01-30-2013, 02:20 AM)Striky Wrote: I really hope Wm Neumann & Co starts to ship international soon. Their products seems very nice and interesting.

I have one question about a mug like this. Do you use it to make lather, or is it used to hold a soap puck and make the lather in an other bowl or facelathering?

They have started shipping internationally (except aftershaves).

I will use mine to build lather (and not to hold a puck of soap).

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 01-30-2013, 08:56 AM
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Nice solid looking mug.

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 01-30-2013, 09:20 AM
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  • Kavik79
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I decided to give it a go as a lather bowl, removed the soap from the bottom. Overall it's not bad...but I think I'd personally like a shorter height. I'm not a fan of knocking the brush handle around inside the mug. Was using a brush with a 51mm loft....I might have to dust off the Omega 10098 for this one lol

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 01-30-2013, 09:33 AM
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That's a good looking mug. I'd be interested if I weren't so fixated on building lather in scuttles.

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 01-30-2013, 10:39 AM
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  • Striky
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(01-30-2013, 07:34 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(01-30-2013, 02:20 AM)Striky Wrote: I have one question about a mug like this. Do you use it to make lather, or is it used to hold a soap puck and make the lather in an other bowl or facelathering?

I put my puck of 1911 in mine and load from there.

Hi Johnny. You load the brush in the mug, then facelather?

(01-30-2013, 08:50 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(01-30-2013, 02:20 AM)Striky Wrote: I really hope Wm Neumann & Co starts to ship international soon. Their products seems very nice and interesting.

I have one question about a mug like this. Do you use it to make lather, or is it used to hold a soap puck and make the lather in an other bowl or facelathering?

They have started shipping internationally (except aftershaves).

Great! I have to visit their webpage and do some shopping Smile

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 01-30-2013, 11:03 AM
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  • Johnny
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Yes sir, I face lather.

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 01-30-2013, 08:20 PM
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  • ben74
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Johnny, I've followed your lead and transferred the 4 oz puck to the shaving mug as it is far easier to load this way.
Besides I also predominately face lather so this ensures the mug gets more use!

   

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