Vacuum cleaners

Sydney Morning Herald – 16 March 1904 – a demonstration of a petrol driven vacuum cleaner for commercial use.

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GENERAL HINTS via The Argus – 11 January 1911

SOME USEFUL DOMESTIC APPLIANCES

…… The first is the latest development of the vacuum cleaner. Hitherto these patent suction cleaners have been operated either by hand or by steam or electric motors. The hand pumps are not nearly so effective as the others, and in any case two persons are needed to operate them. Now some enterprising person has devised a way of utilising the water power which is in every city house to work the cleaner. The water-motor which operates the suction fan can be attached to any ordinary tap. A tube connects the chamber of the suction fan with a suitable nozzle or footplate, which may be moved over a carpet or rug to draw out the dust. An additional advantage is that the fine dirt thus drawn out can be carried away most conveniently with the water, down the kitchen drain. This picture is from the “Scientific American”

Australian Women’s Weekly – 1 October 1938 – a household spray attachment and a lapse from the proof-reader.

The “Ideal” features the new household spray inset at the top. There are all the latest improved attachments included: 1 Generous metal covered tube. 2 Strong brush for picture rails, woodwork, etc 3 Large powerful suction floor attachment for carpets, rugs. etc 4 Polishing pad.    2 Generous length of flex. 5 Corner brush. 6 Two long lengths of metal tubing. 7 Lounge suite nozzle. Each easily fitted. The machine itself is smart, with chrome finish, and is set in rubber-tyred wheels.

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The Mail – 16 December 1929 – no comment.

 

 

 

 

 



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