Old Spice Shaving soap in a mug was among the first products produced by Shulton. In adopting its "Early American" theme, Shulton selected the Hull Pottery Company, in Crooksville, Ohio, to fashion the fist mugs. These heavy pottery mugs with almost primitive looking graphics were designed to mimic Early American household pottery. The sailing motif added to the masculine Early American feel Shulton was striving for.
By the early 1940s, the Old Spice for Men products were so successful,
that irregularities with the Hull Pottery (mainly the bottles) slowed
down the production lines and caused many bottles to leak through
ill-fitting stoppers. Shulton considered using a more uniform product out of molded glass. The
Wheaton Glass Company, in Millville, New Jersey, formulated a special
milk glass they called "Pottery Glass." It had the heavy look and
feel of the Hull Pottery mugs (and bottles) but could be produced
faster and with more precision. With slight changes in size, shape
and graphics, these glass shaving mugs endured until the early 1990s
when Procter & Gamble discontinued the shaving mug and soap product
Also included in this section is information on shaving mugs
manufactured for the Canadian market, mugs made in Belgium and England,
a few other unusual shaving mugs that were used is corporate gifts or
premiums (not sold commercially) and several coffee mugs.