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Carpet Sweepers ➔ Powerglide Ultra Vacuum Cleaner With Original Box - Not Pictured

Identifier:
2002.74.3
Description:
Silver-gray plastic upright electric vacuum cleaner has a tapering molded plastic handle. The front center of the vacuum, made of the same silver-gray plastic, is removable to allow access to the paper dirt collecting bag . A 35 ft black plastic power cord attaches to the right side of the machine and is wrapped around a black plastic holder attached to the same side of the vacuum. The cleaning head is made of the silver-gray plastic. It has two gray plastic wheels on the sides. There is a black plastic control knob on the top to change the height adjustment of the head. A flexible black plastic hose attaches on one end to the rear of the machine. The other end has a molded handle at the end and can be removed from the machine to allow the machine to be used like a cannister type vacuum. b) Tall rectangular cardboard box has a lavendar and white background with photographs of the PowerGlide vacuum overall.;Donated by BISSELL INC. for use in the "Grand Rapids Cleans Up - A Hisotry of Housekeeping" exhibit created to celebrate BISSELL's 125th anniversary.
Date:
2000
Materials:
Plastic
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.