01-22-2013, 06:15 AM
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  • GregDR
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 01-22-2013, 06:17 AM
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  • Dave
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I wonder if that's the same Marvy that makes mugs and brushes.

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 01-22-2013, 07:08 AM
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(01-22-2013, 06:15 AM)GregDR Wrote: Interesting little read.

http://americanprofile.com/articles/will...ber-poles/

Great read, thank-you for sharing.

Now I want one!

(01-22-2013, 06:17 AM)Dave Wrote: I wonder if that's the same Marvy that makes mugs and brushes.

From the article...

"The company also produces chemical disinfectant and containers used to sanitize hair combs, brushes, scissors and straight razors..."

So yes, I believe they are one and the same!

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 01-22-2013, 07:33 AM
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And a brief read on the origin of the Barber Pole...

A history of the barber's pole.

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 01-22-2013, 08:52 AM
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Thanks to both GregDR and ben74. I always enjoy the historical stuff.

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 01-22-2013, 11:32 AM
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(01-22-2013, 07:33 AM)ben74 Wrote: And a brief read on the origin of the Barber Pole...

A history of the barber's pole.


Thanks for posting! very interesting!

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 01-22-2013, 09:06 PM
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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 01-22-2013, 09:13 PM
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What a great article, thank you for sharing.

Here is what I had to pass up last Antique weekend here in TX. A NOS Marvey still in the box, never mounted. She wasn't cheap, that's for sure...It was gut wrenching leaving it behind.

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 01-22-2013, 09:13 PM
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I was into barberiana which is collecting barber shop items. I found this naturally led FROM wetshaving. I had the chance to refurbish one and own 2 Marvy barber poles and they were fun to own. Something about sitting in your shave den and turning on the barber poles that feels right.lol

If any member ever finds a barber pole , in even the worst condition, keep it. All the parts needed to bring it back to life Marvy still produces, which is very good.

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 01-22-2013, 09:15 PM
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 01-22-2013, 09:20 PM
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Jeremy

That looks like a 55 model, that was the model Marvy became first known for.

A NOS pole like that will be $400 or $500 ebay. You can take the serial number and contact Marvy and they can tell you the month , year the pole was produced and who they sold it to. You also get a nice embossed letter explaining that the company now lists you as the new owner.

The mounting bracket is very important, can' t see it in the pic. The newer models from the 60's ? on had an aluminum mirror bracket which reflects the pole insert and light. The older brackets were painted iron and date the poles to the 50's and before,those are highly prized.

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 01-22-2013, 09:27 PM
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(01-22-2013, 09:20 PM)Hanzo Wrote: Jeremy

That looks like a 55 model, that was the model Marvy became first known for.

A NOS pole like that will be $400 or $500 ebay. You can take the serial number and contact Marvy and they can tell you the month , year the pole was produced and who they sold it to. You also get a nice embossed letter explaining that the company now lists you as the new owner.

The mounting bracket is very important, can' t see it in the pic. The newer models from the 60's ? on had an aluminum mirror bracket which reflects the pole insert and light. The older brackets were painted iron and date the poles to the 50's and before,those are highly prized.

That is great information, I want to say it had the painted iron brackets if I remember correctly. That and the letter with recongized ownership makes me really regret not getting it now...Sad

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 01-22-2013, 09:37 PM
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Great information, gents, and thanks for sharing!
Wow, Jeremy, wouldn't that look great in your bathroom or bedroom! Biggrin

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 01-22-2013, 09:42 PM
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(01-22-2013, 09:37 PM)celestino Wrote: Great information, gents, and thanks for sharing!
Wow, Jeremy, wouldn't that look great in your bathroom or bedroom! Biggrin

I know...Sad

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