Vintage Hair Dryer

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by lindapoirier, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I bought this for $40 today. Does anyone know what year it from? I know it is an object but can't think of fashion without hair styles.



  2. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I would have thought it earlier because the lines are so Art Deco?
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2018
  3. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    Nice find, Linda. I had a wonderful Helene Curtis hairdryer all chrome model years ago that I found being trashed in the laneway where I was living. We could not fit it into the truck when we moved, left that behind and a ski workout machine. Wish I still had that hairdryer!
  4. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    This is all I can find. MJ, I passed one a few years back and I regretted it. This one I was going to get. I love those beautiful lines and big tall wheels. To me, it looks like the Empire State Building!


    I am including some images I found while trying to figure the age of my dryer.







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  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  6. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Yes, I use it as a lamp in my living room because it looks like a rocket!!


    Blast off!!!

  7. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    The patent number was granted May 1932 so it can't be before that, and expired 1949, so it can't be after that... I see a very Buck Rogers look to it, so I would have guessed mid 30s up to start of WWII.
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  8. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    That is so helpful. Thank you.
  9. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  10. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Thanks MJ. I am saving to have the mid-century sectional reupholstered.

    There is definitely a moon/space theme going on in my living room. Those framed photos are actually 'Apollo - "First Manned Lunar Landing" NASA Picture set No. 4'



  11. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  12. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I could not resist this beauty for $29.99 at Value Village today. Of course, I destroyed it's integrity but I couldn't stand that brown vinyl on the back part when I knew there was bent plywood underneath. I have a few minor issues but I will try to find a stain close to the original.



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  13. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

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