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Old 16th May 2021, 10:57 pm   #15
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Default Re: Does this 1960s hairdryer contain asbestos?

My parents had exactly this model (possibly from my maternal grandmother) but in pink, I recall well the element/former, the six-blade hard black plastic impeller and the positively-acting cherry-red switches and cherry-red element guard, (I took it to bits as a small boy....) the element's former was definitely unglazed ceramic as previously mentioned, so harmless. It was certainly a chunky and heavy device compared to lightweight flimsy modern driers, and its gentle stream of hot air from a quiet and smooth motor were certainly a contrast to modern frantic shriekers. I'm pretty certain that the woven sleeving shown was a varnished fabric type too, being away from the really hot parts, rather than asbestos or fibreglass.
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