Hunting for an early-mid 1900s Barber Chair
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    Hunting for an early-mid 1900's Barber Chair

    Hi, I'm currently looking to furnish a barber shop and am going for a vintage design throughout. It seems that vintage is becoming popular, so I want to take advantage of this. Enjoying antiques and collecting, I'm certainly more for the old, rather than the new. We need to make our shop feel clean and new, but I really want that vintage theme to come through, bringing the old into the 21st Century. So the key for this, has got to be a good, old-fashioned used barber chair as the main focal point, maybe even two. I don't want the same rubbish cheap ones that we've managed with before. I want a big, sturdy, vintage chair from the early to mid 1900's. Something from the Emil J Paidar or Ernest Koken period, as the chairs then were slightly more advanced than the ones that came about at the end of the 1800's. Not sure if anyone on here has any knowledge of antique barber chairs. I'm after a couple of things really. Advice on what to look for and advice on where to look. If anyone can help, that would be swell. Thanks.
    Last edited by slowaaron; Mar 22, 2016 at 11:20 PM.

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    If you know what your looking for, why you asking for advice on what to look for?

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    I was asking really whether there was anyone on here that has any knowledge of Barbers chairs. If there isn't, then fair enough, just thought I'd ask. I know the kind of time period I'm looking over, as the one's from the early 1900's to the mid-1900's still have the old vintage look, but have extra functions like swivel and the ability to raise them, but that's as much as I know. I thought maybe someone had come across a certain style within this period, that both looked the part and had those functions. I admit, its not the kind of thing that most people are going to specialise in, just thought it was worth a punt to see. I have been checking out all the shops in and around my surrounding area, but haven't come up with anything. I suppose its just something I'm going to have to keep an eye out for online and see if there's one that takes my fancy, that is still in good condition, has what I'm after, and doesn't cost the earth. One thing I do know is, if I'm going to get one that ticks all those boxes, I'm going to have to still spend quite a bit of cash. I'm probably budgeting around $2,000- $3,000, but if I spend the top-end of that, I'd expect to get two. If I can spot a pair being sold together within that budget, then great, but I'd also be happy for one really nice one, and one that's a little cheaper. I think the shop would benefit from having at least one that really gets people talking, but would would be good to be able to offer the experience to more than just a customer at a time. Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, then great, if not, then apologies for wasting your time, i'll just have to go with my gut, which isn't always a bad thing.
    Last edited by slowaaron; Mar 22, 2016 at 11:22 PM. Reason: Grammatical

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    If you can find Annette Garcia here in San Antonio, she had an antique store a few years back with one whole room a barber shop of 1940-1950 stuff. The whole shebang. It was on consignment from a guy whose dad had owned a shop for decades. Stuff was in really good shape. I think she works, or did, at the Boysville Auxilary Thrift Store at (210)826-2195. She is/was a volunteer there, but they should be able to tell you where to find her. Good luck...

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    OK, thanks austin, that's a good lead to try out, sounds like she'd be a good person to talk to.
    Last edited by slowaaron; Mar 22, 2016 at 11:22 PM.

 

 

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