Handheld electric hairdryer: 20th century
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Handheld electric hairdryer. Bakelite 'Ormond' electric handheld hairdryer. The casing of the pistol-shaped dryer is made in two main sections that are held together by screws which give easier access for repair. There is a metal manufacturer's identification plate held by screws, which is inscribed with '"Ormond" Engineering Company Ltd', 'Made in England' and information about the electrical supply. There are two plastic switches on the handle for operating the dryer and for temperature control. There is a bound red and black electrical cord, terminating in a black plastic three-pin plug. The plug is moulded with the brand name 'Titegrip', and 'Made in NZ', suggesting that the dryer was made for export to New Zealand.
1935 AD - 1955 AD