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In her final years, my mother stopped driving and was able to persuade her long-time hairdresser (and friend and fellow German) to come to our home and do her hair. Luckily, mother had this very practical Lady Schick Time Machine portable home salon-style hair dryer. I believe she bought it for herself at the Andrews AFB PX back in the early '70s. Her hairdresser came once a week for several years. This became quite a financial drain (and a real windfall for the hairdresser!).

An ad in the Spokane Daily Chronicle from December 7, 19 72 says it all: "LADY SCHICK TIME MACHINE HAIR DRYER 39.95 The newest, fastest, most powerful hom hair dryer. Largest of the bonnets! Exclusive comfort control keeps the face cooler. Compact and portable with adjustable height control, 4 heat settings with special settings for wigs, 1,000 watts of power. BON MARCHE."

This Lady Schick Time Machine Hair Dryer is light blue, with "Lady Schick" in red engraved lettering and and "Time Machine" in silver engraved lettering. It's in good condition and works perfectly. There is some staining on the outside of the casing (it looks like the hairdresser dripped some hair dye on it accidentally) and there are some minor scratches. There's some yellowing of the plastic, probably from the heat from the dryer. I've thoroughly cleaned it with both a household multi-purpose spray cleaner and hydrogen peroxide disinfectant. It's designed to sit on a counter or table top and is fully height-adjustable. The "bonnet" is large enough to accommodate even the largest roller sets.

21 inches x 16 inches x 8 inches.

Lady Shick Time Machine Portable Hair Dryer: Vintage, Light Blue, Retro


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: Hard plastic
  • Only ships within United States.
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