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It finally died after 35+ years.

by James Denison / November 17, 2011 8:43 AM PST

My hair dryer, LOL. I bought it in Woolco, a Pro 1200, Model E-2032 about 1975. UL listed 548K, F W Woolworth Co, New York NY 10007. Made in Japan. The plug is one of those before they started putting polarized plugs on appliances. Survived me when I had more hair and long. Survived my wife later and my two oldest daughters and finally died tonight on my 3rd daughter who is 12 this year. That's a lot of service time for an appliance! I wish other things lasted that long through almost daily use. I wonder if it's a record of some sort for hair blow dryers?

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Still going.
by KenHusveg / November 17, 2011 8:53 AM PST

Wife is gone.
Daughters gone.
Hair is gone.
Generic London Drugs hairdryer still ticking.

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wow, another oldie. What do you use it for now?
by James Denison / November 17, 2011 10:07 AM PST
In reply to: Still going.

I did find one picture that is basically the same body, but different branding on it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/84369496@N00/839016239/

Here's some pics I took tonight.

http://glenburniemd.net/CNET/HairDryerSwitches.jpg

http://glenburniemd.net/CNET/HairDryerLabel.jpg

http://glenburniemd.net/CNET/HairDryerLabel2.jpg

http://glenburniemd.net/CNET/HairDryerBackside.jpg

Steve, I did find this one that is very similar all these years later.

http://www.haircareadviser.com/azhce-1860.html

Too much power requirment on this one, but very much like my old one, but terrible yellow color.
http://www.probeauty-supply.com/conair-pro-yellowbird-1875-watt-pistol-grip-dryer-p-4264.html?zenid=4b5b4e64b7b2fc341ca0743e3f4699ff

I've given away computers, TV's, and other things that were still working, but for some reason
I never gave away the blow dryer to get another. I wonder why? Maybe the wistful memory of having longer, thicker hair in days gone by? It's been a friend for a long time, doing it's duty in the bathroom, especially on cold mornings to warm up the toilet seat before sitting down on it, LOL. It's funny what we hang onto and what we change or get rid of.

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Yeah...that's a lot of power
by Steven Haninger / November 17, 2011 5:58 PM PST

It might be more than my old Wagner paint stripper. Years back I had to rewire a bathroom outlet so my wife and daughter wouldn't knock out the breaker with their hair dryers. That outlet turned out to be on a panel position that was heavily used in the AM and was not GFI protected. That got fixed and the ladies were happier.

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especially on cold mornings to warm up the toilet seat
by JP Bill / November 17, 2011 9:45 PM PST

Whatt'a Wuss Wink

UNLESS you had an outhouse, THEN I could see using it.

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Country life
by Willy / November 18, 2011 1:47 AM PST

Just started to use my electric portable heater on my "bath towel" in the bath room. It makes me very happy when I have to use it. My bathroom is next to the otuside door(mud room) and seems to lack any good insulation. How, I lived w/o thinking of adding the little heater there is only because of old age, I like comfort more than ever. If i had the outside outhouse, I would long made an indoor one as a 1st priority. Someone else did that! Now, if I could increase my kerosene lamp output... -----Willy Happy

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well,
by James Denison / November 18, 2011 3:57 AM PST

...you wanna let it drop, not clamp up. Mischief

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Today you'll pay more but it will have
by Steven Haninger / November 17, 2011 8:56 AM PST

designer features and a designer price. It will have safety features galore and a big tag warning you what you should not use it for such as warming foods or killing spiders. It will have a hidden fuse that will cause instant and permanent failure of the dryer if dust or a few strands of hair partially block on the intake side. There will be no way take it apart without destroying it either. But, you'll be able to tell the story of the old one every time you need to replace the new and improved models. Happy

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