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Carpet Sweepers ➔ Carpet Sweeper, 'wing's Carpet Sweeper'

Identifier:
1990.22.529
Description:
Rectangular tin sweeper with flat wooden top panel and slanted upper side panels. Painted red with black stenciling (design). Two rubber-covered exterior wheels. Two dustpans which swing downward independently. Single brush. Toggle link fastened to back slanted panel. Model name: 'Wing's Carpet Sweeper.' Previous # 220/228.;'Wing's Carpet Sweeper...'. Stamp on top.. Stamp on top: '220' Stamp on left side:'Pat'd June 6, '82'. Another stamp on top, and one on left side..;Collected by Bissell in or before January, 1894..;Collected by Bissell in or before January, 1894.. Collected by Bissell in or before January, 1894..;1) Metal tag: '228' Sticker: '6'. Metal tag on back. Sticker on right side. |
Date:
1883
Materials:
Wood, Tin, Iron, Rubber
Dimensions:
3.75" h 13" w 7.5" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Bissell Incorporated
Makers/Donors
CF Wing

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. 
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