The vacuum cleaner is one of the greatest household aids ever invented. It’s right up there with sliced bread and the flushable toilet. Its speed and efficiency allows more time for leisure and less for cleaning. It’s obvious that the vacuum has an important and impressive pedigree. This reducer of pollutants, eliminator of germs, and status symbol shouldn’t be hiding in the closet, but should be proudly displayed in a place of honor in our homes!
Upright model vacuum cleaners introduced between 1910 and 1920, operated on two principles. One used a fan to suck dust and dirt into a Kenney patented "renovator" or nozzle where it passed to a cloth bag suspended vertically on the handle. The second, produced by the Hoover Suction Sweeper Company, used a fan combined with a rotating head which was intended to loosen dirt prior to its being sucked into the bag.
The only way to clean carpets was to take them outside and beat them and this was only done once a year during the spring clean.
The dust was blown into the air. Prior to the introduction of "electric suction cleaners", most housewives used brooms and dust pans. Many of the mid-Victorian homes had large and small rugs and carpets on the floors of principal rooms. In order to remove dirt, dust and animal dander from the nap of these floor coverings, the rugs and carpets were removed from the home and beaten with a device similar to an oversized fly swatter called a rug beater.
Consumer electronics are products used in a domestic or personal context, in contrast to items used for business, industrial, or professional recording purposes. These can include television sets, video players and recorders (VHS, DVD, Blu-ray), videocams, audio equipment, mobile telephones and pagers, portable devices and computers and related devices.
The design and manufacture of vacuum cleaners was greatly affected by plastic which was both easily worked and light in weight. Plastic also supplanted other materials in the manufacture of vacuum cleaner wheels. By the 1960s, in some cases, only the motor and axles were made of metal, the remaining parts of the machine were a variety of plastics. The vacuum cleaner eliminated the dust and dirt where germs bred. Its use improved the health of the family.