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Vintage vacuum from 1908

Very old vacuum cleaners for sale at the J C Harding Store in Washington DC

Vacuum cleaners for sale in c1910s - J C Harding Store in Washington DC


Hoover Suction Sweeper (patented 1908)

Vintage vacuum from 1908


Richmond Suction Sweeper vacuum (1909)
1909 vintage ad for Richmond Suction Sweeper vacuum


The Hoover Suction Sweeper manual from 1910

Hoover Suction Sweeper Co. manual from 1910 (3)

Hoover Suction Sweeper Co. manual from 1910 (4)

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Parts for this vintage vacuum

From the Instructions for care and use of the Hoover suction sweeper (1910)

1 — Suction Pan (Aluminum)
2 — Taper Nozzle (Rubber)
3 — Three Inch Nozzle (Rubber)
4 — Four Inch Brush Nozzle (with rubber apron)
5 — Five Inch Nozzle (Aluminum)
6 — Blower Connection (Aluminum)
7 — Nickeled Tube (Two 20 inch sections, iX inch diameter)
8 — Rubber Hose (10 feet x iX inches)
9 — Library Brush (Aluminum)
10 — 90 Degree Elbow
11 — 45 Degree Elbow
12 — Felt Brush for No. 14
13 — Bristle Brush for No. 14
14 — Brush Housing (Aluminum)
15 — Three Orifice Nozzle (Aluminum)
16 — Carrying Case (Keratol Leather)

Hoover Suction Sweeper Co. manual from 1910 (1)


Vintage vacuum parts

Hoover Suction Sweeper Co. manual from 1910 (2)

21 Handle
22 Binding Nut and Bolt
23 Handle Fork
24 Tilting Fulcrum
25 Handle Bracket, left hand
26 Handle Bracket, right hand
27 Motor
28 Electric Cord
29 Plug connection on end of cord
30 Switch
31 Motor supporting ring
32 Drum or frame
33 Suction Fan
34 Castors
35 Carrier Wheels
36 Carrier Wheel Bearings
37 Hand Hole Cover
38 Brush Belt
39 Brush
40 Brush Shaft
41 Brush Bearings
42 Brush Supports
43 Thread Guards
44 Brush Guard
45 Furniture Guard
46 Inner Bag
47 Outer Bag

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Vintage Robbins and Myers vacuum cleaner (1917)

Vintage Robbins and Myers vacuum cleaner history from 1917


The Hoover electric suction sweeper (1918)

Sweeps up all stubborn clinging dirt

Only the Hoover instantly sweeps up even the stubbornest-clinging lint, threads, hairs and litter — and without scattering clouds of dust. Only the Hoover beats out embedded grit, straightens crushed nap and restores original brightness — besides “vacuum cleaning” carpetings. The Hoover Beating-Sweeping Brush is patented.

The Hoover electric suction sweeper (1918)


Hoover for sanitary cleaning (1920)

Immaculate rugs are safe playgrounds for the children. Clean thoroughly to protect childhood’s precious health. Beat out embedded dirt and germs. Sweep up all litter that clings. Suction away all loose grime. Do it frequently. Only The Hoover performs these essentials of sanitary cleaning. And it is the largest selling electric cleaner in the world.

1920 Hoover Suction Sweeper vacuum 2


The Hoover: It beats – as it sweeps – as it cleans (1920)

Moths are unable to indulge their expensive appetites in the depths of the rug that is frequently beaten by The Hoover. Those which burrow deeply to feast or to deposit their eggs are speedily removed, together with all destructive, embedded grit. Besides beating, The Hoover swiftly sweeps up all stubborn litter, rights crushed nap, renews colorings and suction cleans. Only The Hoover performs these essentials. And it is the largest selling electric cleaner in the world.

1920 Hoover Suction Sweeper vacuum

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Vintage vacuum cleaners history – Hoover models from 1922

Vintage vacuum cleaners history - Hoover models from 1922 (1)

Vintage vacuum cleaners history - Hoover models from 1922 (2)

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