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Posted 5 years ago


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I bought this at a local flea market this morning. The guy said the only thing he knew about it is that someone told him it's a foot rest from an old barber chair. It caught my eye because it's a nice, industrial piece. Made out of iron and probably weighs close to 10 pounds. Measures 15" by 3 3/4". There's a hole on each side of it where it would've mounted to something. I've looked online but can't find any info.
Does anyone know if this is, in fact, a barber's chair foot rest? It does show some wear where feet would've sat on it.

Mystery Solved


  1. jonima jonima, 5 years ago
    Rob, I guess it is possible that it could be a ladder rung. You can't tell from the picture, but where the mounting holes are on the sides of it, the iron is angled to where it would be much like a ladder. I'll start looking into it and see if I can find anything there. Thanks!
  2. junkcollector junkcollector, 5 years ago
    I have a picture of these on a ladder for a slide (playground). They may have been used for other things, as well, though.
  3. jonima jonima, 5 years ago
    jc, does it say AMERICAN like this one?
  4. jonima jonima, 5 years ago
    junkcollector, just wanted to say thanks for the tip! After researching that angle, that's exactly what it is. Mystery solved!
  5. gertiebird, 5 years ago
    Can you tell me any other info on the slide this step would belong to? I actually have an entire slide, ladder and all, and I'm trying to find out more information on it!
  6. jonima jonima, 5 years ago
    Not a whole lot. When I was home for Thanksgiving, I noticed the one at the playground in my hometown was an American slide. It's still the same slide that was there when I was a little kid, so apparently they're built to last. It's all metal and is probably about 8 feet high or so.

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