Sol hairdryer, Germany, c 1925.

'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.
Currently on display in:
The Secret Life of the Home
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