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Old 16th May 2021, 1:53 pm   #4
Paul_RK
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Default Re: Does this 1960s hairdryer contain asbestos?

I don't think there's any chance the sleeving in the handle would contain asbestos, and in any case it would be very stable. Could you take a close-up photo of the heating element, or even a part of the heating element? - that might help us to recognise what you have. In an earlier thread here,

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=157833 ,

the consensus was that such elements are generally wound on unglazed fireclay. Unless asbestos items are disintegrating there's not much to fear if they're in stable positions away from moving air currents, but of course the output end of a hair dryer isn't one of those.

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