Posted 10 years ago
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