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Sweeper, Carpet
Sweeper, Carpet
Resource Typeimage
TitleSweeper, Carpet
Coverage / Year1890
DescriptionWooden 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".
InterpretationCleaning 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorEarly American Museum
Subject / KeywordsHouses; Housework; Women; Bissel; Suburban life; Sweeping & dusting;
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierFIC
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