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


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Carpet Sweepers ➔ Carpet Sweeper, Perfection

Identifier:
1990.22.280
Description:
Rectangular wooden case with three flat top panels and slanted upper side panels. Gold decal lettering; decal of green eagle with shield and banner. Four rubber-covered wheels. Two tin dustpans. Single brush. Iron toggle link, wheels, end side brackets, and dustpan lever are coated with black enamel. Cord bumper surrounding case. Model name: 'Perfection.' Previous # 507/610.;Front and back top: 'Abner's.' Upper side panels: 'Perfection'. Decals on front and back top and on upper side panels.. Decal on back panel: Directions (in German). Stamp: '610'. Decal on back panel. Stamp on left side..;Collected by Bissell in or before February, 1902..;Collected by Bissell in or before February, 1902.. Collected by Bissell in or before February, 1902..;1) '507'. Metal tag on left side. |
Date:
1901
Materials:
Wood, Iron, Tin, Rubber
Dimensions:
4" h 14.5" w 9.5" 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.