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Joe's Barber Shop

This barber shop started its life as a porch on a mobile home. The wooden barber chair was donated by Joe Rivett of Joe's Barber Shop in Moose Jaw. Many of the other items were donated by the barber shop in the Scott Building as newer instruments came to be used. You will Notice the scary-looking contraption in the back. This is a hair-perming machine. The woman's hair would be wrapped in the rods that hang from the machine, then an electrical current would pass through the rods, curling the hair by the heat. Look for the barber pole outside the shop. The red and white colours signify that long ago barbers were also surgeons - the red symbolizes blood and the white is symbolic of the bandages that the barber/surgeon would wrap around the patient's wound.

Site last updated: 06/21/02
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