Century-old barber pole decorates Sharon center


SHARON — About six years ago, when Linda Decker Peck became a partner in a hair salon in West Cornwall, a friend gave her an old barber pole to use as an advertising decoration. When Peck relocated her studio to Sharon two years ago, the pole came with her.

Peck’s husband, Alan, did some research on the Internet and determined that the pole was manufactured in 1908.

The pole didn’t work when Peck received it, but her husband was able to help with that, too, rewiring it and installing a new motor to turn the stripes.

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