Comments and Tags

Be the first to comment on this item!



Easy Vac Bare Floor Vacuum Cleaner With Original Box And Manual - Not Pictured

Identifier:
2002.74.2
Description:
Small upright, electric vacuum cleaner with original box and instruction manual. a) White and see-through purple plastic electric vacuum cleaner. Long, tapering, upright handle connects to white plastic middle section which has a handle attached to the top. The lower section has a removable purple plastic dirt cup that snaps into a white plastic back. There is a flexible white plastic hose attached to the front of the machine on the purple dirt cup. The hose wraps around to thee back where it fits into a holder. The hose can be removed from the holder to enable its use as a canister type vacuum. The head has two black plastic wheels and a long flat floor nozzle. b) Original packaging box for the vacuum. Tall, rectangular mutlit-colored cardboard box has color photographs on all sides showing the features of the cleaner. The primary background color is purple. c) White paper User Guide shows how the piece is assembled, used and maintained.;The Museum owns waht is probably the largest and most complete collection of carpet sweepers in the country. BISSELL Inc. is a local manufacturing company which has been in Grand Rapids since the late 1800s. From their early days in business, BISSELL Inc. collected examples of their own products and advertising as well as those of their competition. In the early 1990s BISSELL entrusted the Museum with this collection of approximately 1500 objects and accompanying business archives to the Museum. The objects include carpet sweepers, vacuums, and carpet cleaners from the 1880s to about 1980. The archive includes advertisements, photographs, promotional letters, dealer information, invoices, receipts and other business records. Several newly manufactured BISSELL items were donated to the Museum for use in the "Grand Rapids Cleans Up - A History of Housekeeping" exhibit. This exhibit was created to celebrate BISSELL"S 125th anniversary in 2001. These newly made items will continue to help the Museum tell the BISSELL story, especially in light of the fact that their products will soon no longer be made in Grand Rapids.;Donated by BISELL Inc.specifically for the "Grand Rapids Cleans Up - A History of Housekeeping" Exhibit that was created to celebrate Bissell's 125th anniversary.;Donated specifically for the "History of Housekeeping" exhibit.
Date:
2000
Materials:
Plastic
Dimensions:
28" h 11" w 8.5" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Inc. Bissell Products By Bissell Homecare
Exhibit/Program
Grand Rapids Cleans Up ()
Makers/Donors
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. 

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.