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Updated January 27, 2005

It was back in October when we went to visit my friend Landis, a collector of just about anything and everything.  I'd always wanted a barber chair to set in my garage beside the woodstove and the beer tap.  Landis had two and said he'd sell me one for a good price.  A week later, after I'd moved some things around in the garage and made room for it, I called him to make arrangements for me to pick it up.  He said he'd changed his mind and had decided to keep it.  Unbeknownst to me, my dear wife had contacted him and told him not to let me have it, she would buy if for me for Christmas.  So her brother went and got it in his trailer.  Now this thing weighs over 600 lbs, so they loaded it with chains and a front-loader and he kept it til Christmas day and snuck it in my garage, with the help of my son and son-in-law.  I still don't know how they managed to unload it without me seeing it.  So when I went out to the garage to get a beer, there it sat!

Barber Chair

After a few hours of polishing, it looks almost new.  According to the serial number, it was made in 1920.


Barber chair polished

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