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Old 17th May 2021, 7:15 am   #17
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Default Re: Does this 1960s hairdryer contain asbestos?

Originally Posted by G.Castle View Post
Were the cases on early models were a form of Bakelite?
Yes, many were, such as those pictured here in black, walnut and cream

Cream bakelite is chemically different and more prone to heat stress, hence the way most cream Bush DAC90As show at least a little cracking above the mains dropper, never (or almost never?) seen in the "walnut" version. That may well be the reason some cream hairdryers with bakelite casings, such as the HMV HD1, had a painted finish rather than being made of the cream material.

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