The Vacuum Cleaner

The Vacuum Cleaner

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House cleaning has been an innate human activity for centuries, but only since the early 19th century have mechanical devices replaced the physical hard labor (performed mostly by women). Mechanical carpet sweepers were replaced by manual suction cleaners, which in turn were replaced by electric vacuum cleaners in the early 20th century. Innovative inventors, who sequentially improved vacuum cleaners as electricity became commonly available, made these advances possible. Many early manufacturers failed, but some, such as Bissell, Hoover, Eureka, and others, became household words, as they competed for global dominance with improved features, performance, and appearance. This book describes the fascinating people who made this possible, as well as the economic, cultural, and technological contexts of their times. From obscure beginnings 200 years ago, vacuum cleaners have become an integral part of modern household culture.... Evangelista 50 Torrington Electric Company 82* 83 Tournai (Belgium) 11 Towson (MD) 158 Tracy, Clarence 87 Tracy, Pratt ... 75 Universal 103; Model Ea€” 115 103 VACUFLO 152 vacuum 50451; flask 51 Vacuum 86 Sewing Hall of Fame 167 ... Support 187 Vermont 40, 56 I/ers uneAre/Jiteeture (book) 95 Victor Talking Machine Company 55 Vienna (Austria) 49, ... Whirlpool Corporation 137, 144i 145, 152, 1704171, 191, 193; Imperial Mark XII 140; Lady Kenmore Whispertone 140;anbsp;...

Title:The Vacuum Cleaner
Author:Carroll Gantz
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-09-21


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