The vacuum cleaner was invented in Chicago in 1869 by Ives W. McGaffey. It was called The Whirlwind, a "sweeping machine." People had to hand-crank it as they navigated around the floor. The Whirlwind cost $25, an exorbitant amount when the average salary was $58 a month. Sold in Chicago and Boston, many machines were lost in the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. McGaffey obtained the first patent, but many others followed. His invention was preceded by a carpet sweeper patented by Daniel Hess in 1860. However, his product was never produced. Melville Bissell created a vacuum cleaner in 1876. This was the beginning of the Bissell Carpet Sweeper, which evolved into the brand we still know today. Corinne Dufour received the patent for an electrically driven “carpet sweeper and dust gatherer” in 1900.
A large number of patents continued. H. Cecil Booth's powered cleaner in 1901, Walter Griffiths' 1902 "Griffith's Improved Vacuum Apparatus for Removing Dust from Carpets," David T. Kenney's patent in 1903, and James Murray Spangler's 1907 electric vacuum cleaner, which was sold to W.H. Hoover. That's perhaps the most recognizable name. In Britain, vacuum cleaners are called hoovers. This is much like our use of the brand names Kleenex, Band-Aid and Jell-O, which we use generically.
Moving ahead to 1963, David Oreck worked with the hotel industry to manufacture his upright vacuum cleaners, which are advertised ubiquitously today. Another widely advertised product is James Dyson's Dual Cyclone machine, debuting in 1993. Black & Decker's Dustbuster seemed to arrive in all our houses after 1979. But one of the newest products is the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner.
Using the best in vacuum technology, Crystal Clean Carpet Care in Kearney, Nebraska can help you to make your carpets as clean as they were they day they were installed. They can also shampoo the carpets, remove stains, and more. They can be reached at the following number: (308) 237-3717.