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A hair dryer originating from the 1930's.

The name Forfex still exists, and hair dryers and clippers are still made under this brand name.

Bruce Hammond Collection

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  • Mr. JA Fransen was my Grandfather. My family had one of these heavy dryers and we still used it until about the mid to late 90's!
    .......... Mrs. Zoe Felix (nee France) mum was DP Fransen, Treherbert, Rhondda Cynon Taff, S. Wales, 15th of March 2012

  • These hair dryers were sold in the late 50's and early 60's to professional hairdressing salons and also to "poodle parlours" for dog grooming.
    They were sold by John A Fransen in Northwood Hills in Middlesex and I did in fact work there repairing them for nearly a year in the early 1960s
    .......... Joe Heaps, Ruislip, Middlesex, 7th of July 2011

  • These are salon hair-dryers. They are from the 50s not the 30s. I have a working one in my hair salon. They were used in barbershops. Especially for blow drying teddy boy haircuts ..
    .......... Mark, Birmingham England , 12th of April 2011

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