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Wooden long handled carpet sweeper with wooden handle. Rotating brush system attached to a steel roller. Four wheels in rotating assembly. Marked: "Bissel's Grand Rapids Cycoball Bearing". Cleaning house in the early 1900s took an amazing amount of time and effort. It was a task usually done by women, and experts at the time estimated that it took 27 hours per week just to keep an eight room house clean. Carpet sweepers like this Bissel made it much easier to clean carpets in the home rather than taking them outside to beat them clean. How we learn about communities; American communities in history 16 History; 15 Economics
|Early American Museum|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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