Koken Barber Chair Restoration


After over 20 years in my atttic I finally started to restore my old Koken Barber Chair...
Refinished, Upholstered in leather and now waiting to get it down to the plating shop..

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  • Paul L
    on Feb 18, 2016

    I have an 1890's Tiger oak barber chair I am getting ready for nickle plating. My question is I have the trim ring on the bottom round piece off and I have drained the hydraulic fluid. How do I get the round ring in the top of the tank off and the metal flange round ring that sits on the round tiger oak pieces and around the tiger oak round base wood.

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  • Carole
    on Sep 16, 2013

    Is that croc or alligator skin?? Very cool chair!

    • Pete Z
      on Feb 22, 2014

      Hi Carole, it's actually a nice cow hide with an Alligator pattern pressed I to it.. They do this allot with leather so they don't use real Gator.. Kind of different ..

  • Gladys
    on Jun 9, 2016

    As I recall, 'gator can be hunted during a designated season...don't know if this is every year or not.

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