Carpet Sweeper, Perfection
Carpet Sweeper, Perfection
Carpet Sweeper, Perfection
Carpet Sweeper, Perfection
Carpet Sweeper, Perfection


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Carpet Sweepers ➔ Carpet Sweeper, Perfection

Identifier:
1990.22.284
Description:
Rectangular case with rounded sides, the bumper is made of cloth and rubber. 4 rubber wheels, 2 hinged dustpans, 1 lever and 1 brush. #683;Collected by Bissell in or before January 1932..;Collected by Bissell in or before January 1932.. Collected by Bissell in or before January 1932..
Date:
1931
Materials:
Tin, Rubber, Iron, Wood, Cloth
Dimensions:
4.5" h 15.25" w 11.5" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Bissell Incorporated
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Abner

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.