The world’s oldest hand dryer?

Looking like something out of a 1930s science-fiction film, an unexpected bonus of my trip to Omagh this week was the discovery of what I consider to be the oldest hand dryer I have ever laid my eyes on.

I had to snap it with my mobile so the picture quality is a bit rubbish but jeez. I found this in the toilets at Omagh Leisure Complex. Amazingly it worked (the effect being like a 2 month old baby blowing on your hands). What you can’t get from this picture either is how massive the thing was. Like the size of a small house (well maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration).