It is a perm machine! not a Gallia Hair-dryer. My mother was a beautician during this time and in the early I remember seeing her use this machine. If you left it on the hair too long, it could actually burn the hair off.
This winter I was on a search for the perfect button up pattern, and this shirt was my first make on that quest! I chose the pattern from a bit older Burda issue, from I love two piece sleeve (Diy Clothes Cute)