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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Toys and Games ➔ Toy Carpet Sweeper, 'wyandotte Toys'

Identifier:
1990.22.1204
Description:
Toy Sweeper is made of tin and wood with wooden wheels. The dustpans are stationary, also has one brush. Five color lithographed case with raised center section to simulate vacuum cleaner. Handle originally stained light red. On top picture of four girls pushing carpet sweeper. T93;'WYANDOTTE TOYS' MADE IN U.S.A. /REG. U.S.A. PAT. OFFICE '. Circle in front..
Date:
1949
Materials:
Tin, Wood
Dimensions:
6.5" h 9" w 20.5" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Bissell Incorporated
Exhibit/Program
Grand Rapids Cleans Up ()
Makers/Donors
Wyandotte Toys

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.