01-09-2016, 10:10 PM
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Top looks like this.

How do i use it?
[Image: esMZ3Q8.png]

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 01-09-2016, 11:44 PM
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I'd imagine you would fill up the side with the holes with hot water and build the lather in the other half. I think you could rest your brush on the ventilated section to keep it warm.


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 01-10-2016, 12:06 AM
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(01-09-2016, 10:10 PM)Scoti Wrote: Top looks like this.

How do i use it?
[Image: esMZ3Q8.png]
Yes, this is how I've done it, twice now.
(01-09-2016, 11:44 PM)lestorfreemon Wrote: I'd imagine you would fill up the side with the holes with hot water and build the lather in the other half. I think you could rest your brush on the ventilated section to keep it warm.


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 01-10-2016, 06:45 AM
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(01-09-2016, 11:44 PM)lestorfreemon Wrote: I'd imagine you would fill up the side with the holes with hot water and build the lather in the other half. I think you could rest your brush on the ventilated section to keep it warm.


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The other half is too deep to build lather in.  Goes right to the bottom.

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 01-10-2016, 06:59 AM
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[Image: ZiF5frf.jpg][Image: BPpdxOo.jpg][Image: D892HFl.jpg] it's not two separate sides other then the divider. If water is put in it fills both sides which is why I was confused...

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 01-10-2016, 07:05 AM
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I think you put your soap in the side with the perforations and dip you brush in the other side. So wet your brush, load your brush then face lather adding water as needed.

The ones I have the perforated section is the whole top and is designed to fit a puck that is the right diameter with a rounded bottom. Some soap pucks are still made that way. Mine have an enlarged spout, for lack of a better word, where you can wet your brush in.

These are the old fashion type of scuttles that were not designed to make your lather in like modern scuttles are.

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 01-10-2016, 07:07 AM
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I think you're adding too much water...

As far as I can understand, the order of operatiosn should be as follows:
  • Add hot water to the bottom.
  • Soak brush in deep end.
  • Build lather on face.
  • Rest brush on shallow dish between passes
That way the hot water keeps your lather warm, and excess water will run off and drip into the bottom.

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 01-10-2016, 07:09 AM
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Thanks Bob I didn't plan on making lather in it..would you say these mugs are rare i picked it up at a flea market for 5 bucks to replace my plastic little mug I was using. I'm thinking if I squish some soap into the perforated side I can load my brush out of it and the water won't rise up because the soap will be plugging the holes. Meaning I can soak in the other side. Any reason not to?

Thanks

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 01-10-2016, 07:10 AM
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(01-10-2016, 07:07 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I think you're adding too much water...

As far as I can understand, the order of operatiosn should be as follows:

  • Add hot water to the bottom.
  • Soak brush in deep end.
  • Build lather on face.
  • Rest brush on shallow dish between passes
That way the hot water keeps your lather warm, and excess water will run off and drip into the bottom.

Ok I will try this before doing what I just said. I'm not sure there will be enough water to soak my brush if I don't fill it. Not sure if brush will reach water at that point.

Will try thanks Wegian

Edit. Confirmed there isn't enough water in there with it not filled to touch the brush

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 01-10-2016, 07:23 AM
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(01-10-2016, 07:09 AM)Scoti Wrote: Thanks Bob I didn't plan on making lather in it..would you say these mugs are rare i picked it up at a flea market for 5 bucks to replace my plastic little mug I was using. I'm thinking if I squish some soap into the perforated side I can load my brush out of it and the water won't rise up because the soap will be plugging the holes. Meaning I can soak in the other side. Any reason not to?

Thanks


Yea, that is what I do. Arko or some other soap that is pliable is easiest to mold into the perforated part. No idea on the rarity really but I don't think they are particularly rare and there are modern repros made. I have a few vintage ones and a modern C&E made one.

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 01-10-2016, 07:59 AM
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Shaved a stick of Palmolive and hand pressed into the hole side. [Image: En0NuX4.jpg]

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 01-10-2016, 09:36 AM
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Yea, that is another way of getting the soap in there for sure. You are in for a good lather too.

Bob

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 01-10-2016, 10:26 AM
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Palmolive is my favourite soap. Now the water doesn't rise on the soap side so I can soak my brush easily.

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 07-20-2016, 02:28 PM
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(01-10-2016, 07:59 AM)Scoti Wrote: Shaved a stick of Palmolive and hand pressed into the hole side. [Image: En0NuX4.jpg]


This is how we do it.
Same idea as this one, just different geometries. (... there are perforations under the soap in this scuttle too.) Water and brush on left/underneath soap.

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 07-20-2016, 03:40 PM
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What you have is not a shaving cup. You have a Moustache cup from the days of waxed and shaped handlebars etc. These are for drinking hot drinks without getting the mustache wet.

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 07-20-2016, 04:50 PM
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I think you could be right, kav, in his case. (And I think that's what you're referring to.)
Those holes might be for pouring hot water over tea leaves.

(Mine is made by Crabtree & Evelyn for their shave soaps such as Sweet Almond Oil, as that's what's shown.)

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