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    I acquired these from the bay for cheap. I always wanted the old man scuttle. It looks like a hairline crack on it but it appears to have been made that way. It doesn't leak. The other one I like too & I got it for only $8 because it has a small chip in it which you can't even see except for my camera shot of it, other than that it isn't visible. There is another old man scuttle on eBay with a Dubl Duck Dwarf & Brush for $261.98 bin or make offer & I think that is way too much money! I paid more than $8 for mine but it wasn't much more. I'm content, I don't need anymore.
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    Both nice! good looking on your part!
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    Nice finds. I enjoy my scuttle quite a bit.
    That old man one's a charmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Both nice! good looking on your part!
    ~Richard
    Thank you Richard. If my memory serves me right, I remember you having the same old man scuttle. I saw it once on SOTD.
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    I suppose these are from the day where you put the kettle on, poured it in, dipped the brush in the bottom. Then stir a puck set on top of the holes? Never used one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    I suppose these are from the day where you put the kettle on, poured it in, dipped the brush in the bottom. Then stir a puck set on top of the holes? Never used one!
    I've seen 'em & thought i'd try 'em. They're supposed to warm you lather from what I see.............
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    For using a scuttle, I've been playing with the information and suggestions I have read.
    One possibility was the use of a shave stick on the wet face, face lather and let the brush drip into the top well
    another is lather off the shave stick, face lather, brush on the top well dripping into the well
    'nother is a chip of soap in the top and lather it with a damp brush from the well. That worked especially with a sticky soap that stuck to the top well and could be lathered there.
    Most of the options I tried were face lathered. All used added water from the well for second pass or thinning the lather on the brush. Excess dripped into the bottom well.

    Otherwise a bowl would be handy and that negates the scuttle !?!?!
    Have fun!
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    I sold one awhile back for a friend of mine. It was a large, very nice pottery scuttle & I decided I wanted it but it was near the end of the auction & someone had bid on it. I was hoping someone wouldn't have so that I could keep it & buy it myself but it sold. I sell things for friends sometimes & I also win things for friends. I have a 3,963 100% positive feedback & it speaks for itself because I care about my buyers & my feedback. It isn't all RAD but who cares anyway!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    For using a scuttle, I've been playing with the information and suggestions I have read.
    One possibility was the use of a shave stick on the wet face, face lather and let the brush drip into the top well
    another is lather off the shave stick, face lather, brush on the top well dripping into the well
    'nother is a chip of soap in the top and lather it with a damp brush from the well. That worked especially with a sticky soap that stuck to the top well and could be lathered there.
    Most of the options I tried were face lathered. All used added water from the well for second pass or thinning the lather on the brush. Excess dripped into the bottom well.

    Otherwise a bowl would be handy and that negates the scuttle !?!?!
    Have fun!
    ~Richard
    Yes, I enjoy the ceramic geezer also!
    Well, my old man scuttle just got named thanks to Richard! I was sitting here thinking about it & I'm going to call it Geezer!
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    Very nice scuttles......

    I have a newer scuttle..... Mine is no where as fancy looking as yours......

    Again very nice find!

    This might make for some interesting reading I found this info on WIKIPEDIA

    "A shaving scuttle and shaving mug were developed around the 19th century with the first patent for a shaving mug dating to 1867.[8] As hot water was not common in many households, one way to provide hot lather was to use a scuttle or mug. A traditional scuttle resembles a teapot with a wide spout where hot water is poured in, and this is where it differs from a shaving mug, which has no spout. Both shaving scuttles and mugs usually have a handle, but some have none. Shaving mugs often look like a standard mug, however, some also have a built in brush rest, so the brush does not sit in lather. Modern versions of the scuttle are in limited production, usually by independent potters working in small volumes.[9]

    At the top of the scuttle or mug is a soap holder. Traditionally, it was used with a hard block of shaving soap (rather than soft soap or cream) and therefore had drain holes at the bottom. Later scuttles and mugs do not include the holes, and thus can be used with creams and soft soaps. Some scuttles and mugs have concentric circles on the bottom, which retain some water thus helping to build lather.[9]

    In use, the shaving brush is dunked into the wide spout, allowing it to soak into the water and heat up. The soap is placed in the soap holder. When needed, one can take the brush and brush it against the soap, bringing up a layer of lather; excess water is drained back. This allows conservation of water and soap, whilst retaining enough heat to ensure a long shave."

    And here's the link too: Mug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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