'Sol' hairdryer, Germany, c 1925.

Image number: 10318893

'Sol' hairdryer, Germany, c 1925.

This early electric fan-driven hairdryer is simple in design and has two heat settings. It was generally used by middle class households in the 1920s. The first purpose-made hairdryers were boxes that stood on the table, hand-held dryers were introduced by the US Racine Universal Motor Company in 1920.

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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
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20 October 2003 15:43
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