PAGE 130 -re first product designed and patented by F&P – FIRST CLOTHES DRYERS

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    Michael Smythe
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    Per email from Graeme Stanley, 10-08-2012:
    My father Sam Stanley of Mooar & Stanley(Stanmor) Ltd designed and patented the Activair range of Electric Cabinet clothes Dryers long before F&Ps tumble ones. I have a photo somewhere of my fathers sliding rails which he also patented and a fold down door for resting the clothes basket on. We manufactured them under other brand names too. I well remember the prototype in my fathers garage. It was a packing case and he experimented with various heat boxes below. Later he put in a fan unit and we made thousands of them. I worked for our company all my working life.

    We also manufactured and patented an Activette 3 in 1 Dryer / Ironing Board / Heater. I still get a buzz seeing them on Trade Me or in second hand shops.
    Yours sincerely Graeme Stanley Christchurch.

    PS: We had factories @200 Montreal Street and 127-135 Wordsworth Street in Sydenham Christchurch.

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