Posted 6 months ago
Here's a tool that I picked up at an antique extravaganza today. The seller insisted that it was a Barber's tool to hang on the barber chair and it held the razor strops. I somewhat have my doubts though. It could be, but I hope that someone can agree with certainty that it is truly a barber's tool or, if not, maybe someone can tell me it's actual use.
Description as follows: I believe it to be steel, under the plating, because it shows a little rust coming thru...... It's about 9" tall and 5" wide. It's nickel plates...... The hooked parts at the bottom are pinned so they swivel sideways
as shown in the photos, the front has the three words cast in place - strength - vigor - power.
The rear has three words cast in place - health - vim - pep.
Unless I hear differently, I guess it is a barber's strop holder as the seller insisted.
Any input is appreciated.