haircuttingfun (haircuttingfun) wrote,
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another museum with a perm machine & a question

If you're in Washington and want to make a day trip to see a 1930's perm machine, visit

Sunnyside Museum
704 S 4th Street
Sunnyside, WA 98944
http://sunnyside-wa.gov/155/Museum




This museum was hoping that someone has any information on a Bonat wireless perm machine. If you do, if you could reply to this blog or contact them directly, that would be great.





Here's what I know about this wireless antique permanent wave machine, since I had one for a brief time, although the box made of wood (metal interior, of course). :)

This came after the original wired perm machines as the original older machines were heavy, wires got in the way for both the hair dresser and client, wires broke, etc. The wireless clamps were much lighter in weight too, although you could use the same perm rods and units from previous permanent wave machines, they also updated them as well to be lighter too. In the wireless perm machine box, the clamps sat on rods that heated up to the right temperature. Because the metal was thinner, the hair dresser had to attach these clamps on quickly. But, if the removed clamp cooled too soon, it could be added back to the box to heat up again. I believe that these machines were popular in the 1940s (please correct me if I'm wrong).

The box you see above is made of metal. Some companies made the box out of beautiful wood.
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