This week let go back to cleaning rugs with the old rug beater. Once a week the rug where hung out and beaten to remove dust and dirt. Spring and Fall the big heavy rugs where dragged from the house for a good beating. What a great way of getting your anger out with out hurting anyone. We need more rug beating today! After a good beating the rugs where left out for a good airing in the sun.
In 1909 Fred Wardell, started the Eureka Vacuum cleaner company, in Detroit, Michigan. I'm not sure of the exact date of the one I have, but have they come a long way. The old vacuum does have attachment, but no HEPA filter. I did plug this in once with dust going everywhere and a lot of noise. In 1909 the vacuum was made in American, today they are made in China. What will the next 100 years bring to cleaning rugs?