When giving a haircut, the barber chair clamps the customer into the chair and puts an apron around him or her. The barber chair then begins cutting the customer's hair as he makes small talk with him or her. After that, the chair gets a feel for the customer's hair and puts a hot towel on their head. After that, the chair fashions the customer's hair into some style and sprays them with cologne before letting them go.
Once the customer is clamped in, a pair of hands begins brushing his or her shoes. After that, the arms cover the shoe with shoe polish and begins shining them with a cloth until the haircut is over.
Apparently, if the chair tosses someone up, and they end up upside down in the chair, the barber will work on the customer's rear, if they have fur or feathers, while the hands shine the person's face or hands.
The barber chair is perfectly friendly and calm with a good sense of humor.
- "Modern Inventions" - 1937