Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dyson goes Steampunk

Here is a little bit of ha ha for you all...at the time it wasn't, but now I think we can all laugh at it...
The switch broke on my beloved Dyson DC01 -  the first Dyson vacuum cleaner made, and this was the limited edition Dyson De Stijl. Named after a pretty influential design movement in the Netherlands in the early part of the 20th century. This Vacuum had the hall marks of this design movement - or Neo Plasticism as it is also referred. The art movement that gave us Mondiran. What could I not love about this Vacuum cleaner when I bought it, bright purple, red and yellow, it had my name written all over it.

So, my dad offered to take a look, he's pretty handy. He couldn't find a replacement switch in the local electrical store, as you would assume, not many place carry parts for a Dyson in a regional town and not ever having contact with a computer would never think to google to look for one ($24.95 delivered if he did know) so he decided to 'make do and mend' and fitted a 1930s bakelite light switch to it.

Yes it turns on....And to make sure it really took hold, its been drilled through the casing and super glued on and he's glued up the old switch...so i'm stuck with it, literally.

Bless him....

3 comments:

  1. Hilarious! Bless him indeed!

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  2. Ha, I think even Mr. Dyson would approve! :D
    Hiya Jen!

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  3. Hey Jenni, Nice new quilt action, love the colours! xxJ

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