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    Default My own barber chair

    Hello

    I brought this chair in France, on a flee market, it's a "triumph" (maybe made by Koken in St Louis), is there any expert to date it ( my feeling is 1920 to early 1930), and to confirm me that's a koken made chair ?








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    That's beautiful! Thanks for the pics!

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    It says Triumph...where does it also say Koken?

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    How cool is that! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice chair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalltank View Post
    It says Triumph...where does it also say Koken?
    It does not says Koken, but a lot of parts looks similar, and I found on the net some association between Koken and Triumph (made in england, maybe build under licence)

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    A part of the mystery is discover
    "As we sipped our beverages we tried to take in the cool atmosphere all at once, but there is so much neat stuff to look at – Bob’s Big Boy figurines, H.R. Pufnstuf posters, vintage soda dispensers, barber chairs made by Triumph motercycles and more – a wonderful overload of vintage cool."

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    A friend of mine on a french razors forum said to me that the Ford compagny has also build barber's chairs !

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    I would bet it is English. The wooden back frame and certainly the rattan is unusual. Surely that was redone or added. Mine are Koken. last patent date is 1911. Lots of differences, but they changed a lot over the years! Nice Find! Name:  chair.jpg
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    Beautiful chair, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    I'm really crazy about this chair which was featured in Art of Manliness photo essay on barber shop...it's sweet...I wonder which make/ period this one is...
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