Ormond Hairdryer, 1930s

Ormond was one of the most popular early hairdryer brands. This dryer is made from Bakelite and even has a small mirror in its matching case. Electric hair dryers began to become popular in the 1920s, especially after the spread of the National Grid. By 1938, 9 million people in Britain had access to electricity, up from 750,000 in 1920.

Museum reference:
COTSL-1994-24
Made by:
Ormond
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Dimensions:
height: 270mm
width: 205mm
depth: 105mm
Materials:
bakelite, metal, glass, textile
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