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Very rare Siemens hair dryer made in the 1930s

Very rare Siemens hair dryer made in the 1930s

Very rare Siemens hair dryer made in the 1930s

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Chrome hair dryer in Bauhaus style of the former Siemens Schuckert Werke who took over the Protos company in 1908. The hair dryer has a hot and a cold setting and different fan levels which can be selected with the bakelite switch. The machine is in full working order. Marked on the handle: EDU III – hand imprinted number 045 – triangle VDE – 220 V – 540 W.

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Additional information

Maker

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Design Period

1920-1930

Country of Origin

Identifying Marks

Brand Logo, Labeled by Maker, Production number

Condition

Very Good. This vintage item has no defects, but it may show slight traces of use

Restoration, Damages

Minor wear consistent with age and use

Material(s)

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Color(s)

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Electrics

Cord length: 155 cm, Original plug, Original switch

Plug/Outlet Type

European plug (up to 240V)

Weight

Approx. 1,1 kg

Dimensions (H x W x D)

23 x 18 x 15 cm

Duties Notice

If your delivery address is not in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland, please be advised that import duty is not included in the prices you see online

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About Mid-Century

A hair dryer, hairdryer or blow dryer is an electromechanical device designed to blow normal or hot air over damp hair to accelerate the evaporation of water particles and dry the hair. Blow dryers allow better control over the shape and style of hair, by accelerating and controlling the formation of temporary hydrogen bonds inside each strand. These hydrogen bonds are powerful (allowing for stronger hair shaping than the sulfur bonds formed by permanent waving products) but are temporary and extremely vulnerable to humidity. They disappear with a single washing of the hair. The normal use of a hair dryer

Blow dryers were invented around the end of the 19th century. The first model was created by Alexander F. “Beau” Godefroy in his salon in France in 1890. The handheld, household hair dryer first appeared in 1920. Blow dryers are used in beauty salons by professional stylists and in the household by consumers.

Most hair dryers consist of electric heating coils and a fan (usually powered by a universal motor). The heating element in most dryers is a bare, coiled nichrome wire that is wrapped around mica insulators. Nichrome wire is used in heating elements because of two important properties: It is a poor conductor of electricity and it does not oxidize when heated.

In modern models, a survey of stores in 2007 showed that most hair dryers have ceramic heating elements (like ceramic heaters)—because of their “instant heat” capability. This means that it takes less time for the dryers to heat up, so it takes a lot less time for the hair to dry. Many of these dryers have “normal mode” buttons that turn off the heater and blow room-temperature air while the button is pressed. This function helps to maintain the hairstyle by setting it. The colder air reduces frizz and can help to bolster shine in the hair. Many feature “ionic” operation, to reduce the amount of static electricity build-up in the hair, though the efficacy of ionic technology is of some debate. Manufacturers claim this makes the hair “smoother.” Some stylists consider the introduction of ionic technology to be one of the most important advances in the beauty industry.

Hair dryers are available with attachments, such as diffusers, airflow concentrators, and comb nozzles. A diffuser is an attachment that is used on hair that is fine, colored, permed or naturally curly. It diffuses the jet of air, so that the hair is not blown around while it dries. The hair dries more slowly, at a cooler temperature, and with less physical disturbance. This makes it so that the hair is less likely to frizz and it gives the hair more volume. An airflow concentrator does the opposite of a diffuser. It makes the end of the blowdryer narrower and thus helps to concentrate the heat into one spot o make it dry rapidly. The comb nozzle attachment is the same as the airflow concentrator, but it ends with comb-like teeth so that the user can dry the hair using the dryer without a brush or comb. Hair dryers have been cited as an effective treatment for head lice.

Around 1915, hair dryers began to go on the market in handheld form.  Hair dryers were only capable of using 100 watts, which increased the amount of time needed to dry hair (the average dryer today can use up to 2000 watts of heat). The 1950s also saw the introduction of the rigid-hood hair dryer which is the type most frequently seen in salons.

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