Antique of the week

These barber shop TOWEL STEAMERS/STERILIZERS were common during the early 1900’s.  “The Sun”, shown here,  would keep towels hot for the barber to prep customers beards prior to shaving.  Also, these steamers would be a source of hot water for the barbers to mix soap lather in their mugs.  A combination of HOT TOWELS and HOT LATHER is best for close shave.


Published in: on November 8, 2010 at 01:51  Leave a Comment  

Antique of the week

Back in the early 1900’s, shop STERILIZATION was huge and still is in it’s own way today.  Barbers would keep their razors, combs, scissors and such in these BACKBAR STERILIZER’s.  This one here is made by Erie City Manufacturing dating back to around 1910.


Published in: on November 3, 2010 at 12:58  Leave a Comment  

Antique of the week

These cash registers were seen in shops back in the day… Made by National in the early 1900’s.  Brass finish with that distinct ring every time it opened..  CHAA CHIINNNGG!!


Published in: on October 24, 2010 at 00:16  Leave a Comment  

Antique of the week

Old barber chairs are hands down THE BEST.  This one here is a KOKEN dating back to the early 1900’s.  It may have been customized in some way with the red porcelain and some gold trimming because I haven’t seen this before.  Great style and built to last.

Published in: on September 9, 2010 at 21:36  Leave a Comment  

Haircut and a shave? Have a seat…

Antique KOKEN barber chair

Published in: on August 30, 2010 at 23:40  Leave a Comment