A barbershop is a place for men to converse with other men in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, join in community debates, and maybe get a quick trim off the top and a clean shave. Our Vintage Lighted Sign Barber Pole is authentic 1930’s memorabilia that has been fully restored for your enjoyment. If you’re looking to feel nostalgic about your youth or add a bit of charm to your own barbershop, you can rest assured you won’t find a better restored Barber Pole anywhere else.
A Vintage Barber Pole Restored to Museum Quality Standards
Barbers have been around almost as long as recorded history. In Egypt, as early as 3500 BCE, barbers were priests who trimmed hair to keep evil spirits from entering the body. In Greece during the 5th century, barbers existed similar to how we know them today - they styled hair, trimmed beards, and encouraged conversation. And for awhile during the Middle Ages, these men even performed medical services, like bloodletting and amputation, because they were so skilled in using blades and making others feel at ease.
Beyond the history of the ancient world, Americans think of barbershops as classy places where men go to enjoy each other’s company and relax. The golden age of these shops was between 1880 and 1940 when they were known as a weekly or daily hangout. The men who frequented these businesses were always full of stories to tell whether they be about their service in a war or the simple struggles of American life during harsh times. Barber Poles in America often added the color blue to the traditional red and white design of the past to instill patriotic pride. When the pole was spinning and the sign lit, you knew great company was there to welcome you inside.
Interior of a 1920's barbershop
Authentically Restored Vintage Lighted Signs from Someone You Can Trust
Quality Restoration Since 1913
Our Barber Pole Vintage Lighted Sign revolves and glows just like new, thanks to the work of our world class restoration experts. When you see the vintage lighted Barber Pole in action, the quality and charm is unmistakable. If you’re a collector, or a business owner looking for an authentic display, we’re proud to offer you this 100% authentic piece of Americana.
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- The Bloody History of the Barber Pole. (2013, October 23) Today I Found Out. Retrieved from http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/10/bloody-history-barber-pole/
- Brett. (2008, May 20) Why every Man Should Go to a Barbershop. The Art of Manliness. Retrieved from http://www.artofmanliness.com/2008/05/20/rediscovering-the-barbershop/