I love old things, and every time I come home with something new to me, I would hear "what's that"! So I am starting something new, and please let me know if you have something like this, or a story to share. I would love to pass on the knowledge I have and that you have to the next generation. So this week it is about cleaning rugs, before everyone had wall to wall carpet. The first item is a rug beater. Each week you would take out your throw rugs hand them over the clothes line, and beat them with this beater. You would get the dust and dirt of them, but each spring and fall the large area rugs would come out and those would also get a good beating and airing out.
In 1909 Fred Wardell, started the Eureka Vacuum cleaner company, in Detroit, Michigan. I'm not sure of the exact date of the one of have, but have they come a long way. The old vacuum does have attachment, but I can not figure out how they go on. I did plug it in once, and what a noise it made. I think more dust came out of it then went in it. No HEPA filter back then.
Sad to said that in 1909 it was made in the USA, now in China. Once made from fabric and metal, to all plastic. What will the next 100 years bring?