Unlocking the Secrets: How to Maintain and Preserve Your 1959 Paidar Barber Chair’s Performance


Welcome back, barber chair enthusiasts! Today, we have a special treat for all you vintage chair lovers out there: the iconic 1959 Paidar barber chair. This beauty holds a special place in the hearts of barber chair collectors, with its timeless design and sturdy build. In this article, we will guide you through the process of adding fluid to the hydraulic oil of your 1959 Paidar barber chair, ensuring its smooth and reliable operation for years to come.

Understanding the Hydraulic System

Before we dive into the process of adding fluid to the hydraulic oil, let’s take a moment to understand the hydraulic system of the 1959 Paidar barber chair. The hydraulic system plays a crucial role in providing adjustable height and recline functionality to the chair, making it comfortable and versatile for barbers and clients alike.

The hydraulic system consists of a hydraulic pump, a cylinder, and hydraulic fluid. When you engage the hydraulic pump, it pressurizes the hydraulic fluid inside the cylinder, allowing you to adjust the height and recline of the chair by manipulating the control levers located on the sides of the chair.

Gathering the Materials

Now that we have a basic understanding of the hydraulic system, let’s gather the materials you will need to add fluid to the hydraulic oil:

  • Hydraulic fluid (check the chair’s manual or reach out to a professional to determine the specific type of hydraulic fluid required for your 1959 Paidar barber chair)
  • Funnel
  • Pan or towel to catch any spills
  • Clean rag or paper towels

Locating the Hydraulic Fluid Reservoir

Now that you have all the necessary materials, it’s time to locate the hydraulic fluid reservoir in your 1959 Paidar barber chair. The hydraulic fluid reservoir is usually located underneath the seat of the chair, hidden from plain view.

To access the reservoir, carefully flip the seat cushion forward or remove any screws or panels that secure the seat. Take your time and be gentle to avoid causing any damage to the chair.

Adding Fluid to the Hydraulic Oil

With the hydraulic fluid reservoir exposed, the next step is to add fluid to the hydraulic oil. Follow these steps:

  1. Start by cleaning the area around the reservoir using a clean rag or paper towels. This will help prevent any dirt or debris from contaminating the hydraulic fluid.
  2. Using the funnel, carefully pour the hydraulic fluid into the reservoir. Refer to the chair’s manual or consult a professional to determine the appropriate amount of fluid needed.
  3. Keep an eye on the fluid level as you pour. Avoid overfilling the reservoir, as this can lead to leaks or operational issues.
  4. Once you have added the necessary amount of fluid, securely close the reservoir.

Ensure that the reservoir is tightly sealed to prevent any leakage during regular use. Wipe away any excess fluid with a clean rag or paper towels.

Testing the Chair’s Functionality

Now that you have successfully added fluid to the hydraulic oil, it’s time to test the functionality of your 1959 Paidar barber chair. Sit in the chair and engage the hydraulic pump to adjust the height and recline. Observe any abnormal movements or sounds during operation.

If you notice any issues, such as fluid leaks, inconsistent adjustments, or strange noises, it is recommended to seek professional assistance. Experienced technicians can diagnose and address any underlying problems, ensuring the optimal performance of your chair.


Congratulations! You have completed the process of adding fluid to the hydraulic oil of your 1959 Paidar barber chair. By following the steps outlined in this article, you have taken a proactive step in maintaining the functionality and longevity of your chair.

Remember to consult the chair’s manual or seek professional advice if you have any doubts or concerns about the specific requirements of your 1959 Paidar barber chair. Regular maintenance and care will ensure that your chair remains a cherished piece of barbering history for years to come.

Thank you for joining us today, and we’ll see you in our next blog post!






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