The Livingston Pneumatic Vacuum Sweeper

What is bigger than a breadbox and weighs 14 pounds? If you guessed a Pneumatic Vacuum Sweeper you were correct. It measures 17” long x 13” wide and 8” high and is a beast to push across any carpet. Was it revolutionary? Perhaps but only for a short while until with the coming of electricity […]

The Bissell Carpet Sweeper

Another look inside the museum at our collection- The Bissell Carpet Sweeper History of the Bissell Carpet Sweeper A Simple Start: Spilled Sawdust…Anna and Melville’s Crockery Shop Like a lot of well intentioned people who plan on having a relaxing Saturday, we didn’t really mean to start cleaning—it just happened. In 1876, Melville R. Bissell […]