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Posted 3 years ago

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MickeyH
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Here are a few of my 30 year collection of Antique Barber Poles. Currenty my collection consists of 41 Barber Poles.

I have a very rare Koken Neon barber pole and all except 4 of them are the early 1900s cast iron porcelain coated poles. Many of them have very rare globes on top from the 20s and 30s.

About 25 percent of them still have their original wind-up motors which, when wound fully, will spin the striped cylinder for 8 to 12 hours.

There is a mixture of nice original condition, fully restored condition, and awaiting restoration, within my collection and I love every one of them. I'll be looking for barber poles and their parts and pieces as long as I live.

As the pictures show, my workshop is a disaster . It is filled my lifelong collection of collections which I won't go into now. I am fully aware of the fact that I am an addict

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  1. MickeyH MickeyH, 2 years ago
    Wake
    Another maker of barber poles was Beauty Symbol they had neon inside that read Beauty Supply with a manikin where the inner cylinder would normally be. They were made in a Wall Hung version and a Sidewalk Mounted version. They were made of solid brass and then Nickel plated, very heavy. I had one of each but I'm sorry to say that during a weak moment I swapped them for other barber poles.
  2. ilikecoinop ilikecoinop, 2 years ago
    Cool room. I only have one old pole, but really like it. Your collection is great, love the old original globes. I have the wind up motor for my pole, but the spring has failed. Do you happen to know of a source of replacement wind up springs? Thanks for sharing your pics!
  3. MickeyH MickeyH, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the comment ilikecoinop. I don't have a source for the main springs. Sometimes you can take them apart ansd if the break is near the end you can reform the end of the spring minus the broken part and reassemble it. I have heard of people laping the ends of the spring at the break and brazing them together. Sometimes they work ok and sometimes the repair makes them bind and they don't work so well.
  4. wake, 2 years ago
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    Yeah... If the broken part is near the outside end, you can remove the broken piece and cut the end of the spring and bend it so it will fit in the slot or clip or whatever held the broken piece.
  5. lookin4mydiamondntherough lookin4mydiamondntherough, 2 years ago
    Hey Mickey Just droppen by to say Hello :) I responded to your message but im not sure if you saw that! I have a new e-mail It is madmel209@yahoo.com I would love to hear from you! hope all is well :)
  6. dominickspez dominickspez, 2 years ago
    i have a nmodel 377 that i need the top base for the globe--can you be of any help?-wouldn't happen to have one? 516-225-1026 dspez@aol.com thanks dominick
  7. dr.neon, 2 years ago
    Love the barber poles. Any kind of trade your neon Koken for a neon, manikin Beauty Symbol pole ? billsherrod@charter.net


  8. Garveymachine, 2 years ago
    I have a three sided, wind driven barber pole and have not been able to find another or information on the one I have. I can post a photo if needed
    Thank you for your help!
    Garveymachine@aol.com
  9. polekat, 1 year ago
    Great collection. I'm new to collecting with only two early barber poles. What era is that square globe with "barber shop" on all sides? Is it embossed or painted? Love that neon Koken. One of my poles is the same style but without the neon.
  10. jpeshut2012, 10 months ago
    Hello
    I have an old cast iron porcelain barber shop pole, and am looking for parts. Anybody out there that can help ?
    Joe P
  11. dominickspez dominickspez, 10 months ago
    jpeshut2012-- need more info or a picture to know what you have and what you need---if you don't know the model check marvy co site for an identification guide they also have the glass outer tubes, inner tubes and motors but if looking for a base or top mount thats different mostly word of mouth etc send me a pic at dspez@aol.com
  12. jpeshut2012, 10 months ago
    Hi All

    I found out the maker of my Antique Barber pole. It is a Koch 948. It is a green porcelain color. 6" x 17" cylinder ( outer ). I am looking for the bottom motor cover. Any ideas ?

    Joe P

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