10-20-2016, 07:11 AM
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I saw this scene in the movie "North by Northwest" and was intreged on the size of the brush. Wondering if it maybe a Wee Scot, but wasn't sure if they were made then. That being said, that was 1959, not ancient history.

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 10-20-2016, 07:24 AM
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Could be a Wee Scott or the small Gillette travel brush.

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 10-20-2016, 07:54 AM
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It might be the original Wee Scot -- a.k.a. the "Nano" Scot.

Googling this topic (which has come up a fair bit over the years) didn't show anything conclusive.

Watching the scene with Grant using the dinky razor next to the straight shaver was something, though.
The straight shaver was swiping away like it was snow off a windshield! I think that must have been a prop razor.

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 10-20-2016, 09:34 AM
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(10-20-2016, 07:24 AM)Rob W Wrote: Could be a Wee Scott or the small Gillette travel brush.

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By the color it could be the Gillette. I'm getting more into small brushes. Thanks for the pic.

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 10-20-2016, 09:55 AM
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we need a CSI tech...

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 10-20-2016, 12:05 PM
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That gillete is really nice , wish I could find one NOS.

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 10-20-2016, 05:06 PM
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The cologne could be Santa Maria Novella. Hard to tell.

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 10-21-2016, 08:52 PM
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I'm inclined to believe that it is the Wee Scot myself. The bottom part seems to look like the Wee Scot. I've looked very hard at it several times of watching the movie and have repeatedly played back the scene countless times. We'll probably never know for sure, but it's always great to see that part in North by Northwest!

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 10-22-2016, 08:34 PM
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I love that scene and I always figured it was a prop razor and brush.  I felt like the comically tiny "travel razor" was just the kind of joke Hitchcock would make about our increasingly modernized, packaged and mass produced consumer goods -- the kind of products that the character, Roger Thornhill, made a living advertising.

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