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Toy Carpet Sweeper, 'the Hoover'

Identifier:
1990.22.1202
Description:
Rectangular iron and wood case One wheel for motion support. Pressure rotation. single brush with enamel trim. Miniature of a Hoover Vacuum Cleaner. Cloth bag attached half way up the wooden handle. There is a silver stencil that says The Hoover.;Collected by Bissell in or before Jan. 1932..;Collected by Bissell in or before Jan. 1932.. Collected by Bissell in or before Jan. 1932..;1) 'T67'. Metal tag on left side. |
Date:
1930 – 1935
Materials:
Wood, Iron, Cloth
Dimensions:
8.75" h 4.25" w 23" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Bissell Incorporated
Exhibit/Program
Grand Rapids Cleans Up ()
Makers/Donors
All Metal Products Company

Bissell Inc.
Bissell Inc. was founded in 1876 by Melville Bissell in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bissell was responsible for the invention of the carpet sweeper and built the company's first manufacturing plant in Grand Rapids in 1883. By the late 1800s, they were producing 1,000 carpet sweepers a day. When Bissell passed away in 1889, his wife Anna took over as CEO, making her the first female CEO in America. As the times changed the company began to manufacture vacuums and carpet shampoos. As of 2019, Bissell Inc. is still one of the leading companies in floor-care. 

Harwood