We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Restored Barber Pole, Rare Koken Model 95
This is one of the nicer style floor model barber poles with the narrow pedestal base. It was totally restored and is works perfectly with the pole and globe rewired and lit. Almost all of these early poles have been converted with electric motors not this original example. This still has the hand-crank clock-work motor. It was pulled, totally cleaned and oiled. The outside of the casting was stripped and powder coated to matching colors. Its the best one out there... $4900