I can’t help but noticed that the electrical shops are now selling Bladeless Fans.
They are actually called Air Multiplier, a trademark by Dyson.
The story of Dyson starts with the man himself, James Dyson who is an English industrial designer.
His most successful invention was the Dyson vacuum cleaner that would not lose suction as it picked up dirt. His machine uses a “dual cyclone”, achieving his goal of using a twisting torrent of air to throw dust into a canister instead of through a traditional bag, leaving its ability to suck uncompromised by a build-up of dust.
He had a good product, but unfortunately, it was a long journey to get manufacturers to produce it or to get retail shops to stock them.
Ultimately, in 1995, Dyson became the best-selling vacuum cleaner in Britain.
James Dyson is now one of the richest men in Britain, worth upwards of $1.1 billion.
I am actually quite amazed with Dyson’s products and also admire the man himself.
Among the other products that can be found other than the vacuum cleaner, is the Dyson Airblade.
Instead of using a wide jet of heated air, it uses a layer of unheated air traveling at around 400 miles per hour. The Dyson Airblade claims to dry hands in 10 seconds and uses less electricity than conventional hand dryers.
Dyson Air Multiplier is the latest product from Dyson.
The Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan works very differently to conventional fans. It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times. It took four years and every discipline from Dyson’s team of 650 engineers and scientists to develop, and 11 new patent applications have been filed.
Do you know?
Initially, all Dyson vacuum cleaners and washing machines were made in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. When Dyson was at an attempt to expand the company for more production of vacuum cleaners, Dyson requested planning permission. The planning permit failed so in 2002, the company transferred vacuum cleaner production to Malaysia. As Dyson was the major manufacturing company in Wiltshire outside Swindon, this move aroused some controversy. A year later, washing machine production was also moved to Malaysia.
That brings me to another question. If the machines are produced in Malaysia, wouldn’t it be sold cheaper in Malaysia? Unfortunately not, yet.
It’ll probably take a few more years, and by that time I guess I can have a personal Dyson Airblade for myself too.