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Another example of an early hair dryer. They ARE extremely heavy to use.

Bruce Hammond Collection

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  • I have a small hair cream coloured dryer which belong to my husbands late aunt, it has a round small plate on it with the word mitey in the centre, in red letters surrounded by black words saying, best friend Banstead England it is still in working order I don't know how old it is
    .......... mrs p duncan, runcorn, cheshire, 14th of October 2012

  • This hair-dryer was invented by my Grandfather Albert Reynolds who owned a thermo-electrical engineering company in Hampton, Middlesex. He lived in Banstead Surrey and I believe that the box that the dryer originally came in stated that on the side. He went on to design the "mighty" dryer which my Aunt told me yesterday was made with no visible screws. He gave the company to my Uncles Jim and Jack Reynolds when they came back from the war. He then retired and went to live in Norfolk but after the death of My grandmother returned to live in Banstead with his daughter who still lives there.
    .......... Jo Milbourn, (now) Torbay, New Zealand , 27th of September 2010

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