Photos by Adam Klinker The gleaming chrome work on the chair. Naegele said he’s seen models similar to his, but not in as pristine shape, selling on the Internet and reality television shows for up to $10,000. BELOW: The ornate woodwork on the chair’s sides is evidence of determined craftsmanship.
Photo by Adam Klinker Mike Naegele rests easy in his 1909 Kochs barber chair at the Ralston Barbershop. Naegele put a winning auction bid in on the antique chair this spring, won it and had it installed in his shop. The chair came from a collection of barber equipment found in Red Cloud, Neb. BELOW: The trademark date on the back of the headrest of the Kochs barber chair in Naegele’s shop. It reads Oct. 5, 1909.
Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 12:00 am
When Mike Naegele thinks about the number of posteriors that have graced the barber chair now occupying the second station at his Ralston Barbershop, he’s humbled.
“Probably thousands of people — hundreds of thousands.” he said. “It’s crazy to even think about.”
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