Shaving mugs are generally of two basic categories: those made for home use, and those for use in barbershops. Mugs with decorations of the mug owner 's . - Occupational shaving mugs were used extensively in barber shops from the 1870s through 1920 or so. See a number of rare examples with . - There seems to be increasing interest in shaving mugs and scuttles. Some people find they are able to hold this type of mug better than other . - I 'm new at DE, and starting to collect shaving items. I frequent second hand and antique shops, and I have been lo.ng for shaving mugs..