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Remember When....
« on: Saturday 11 May 19 15:08 BST (UK) »
I had to share this fascinating piece of social history, Carte de Viste dated 1870s from my collection.... this brought back memories of my Mum replacing the sweeping brush and dustpan for the latest must have Eubank carpet sweeper...Grandma said "It will never catch on, I'll stick to beating the carpets thank you very much!"  ;D ;D
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Re: Remember When....
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 May 19 15:52 BST (UK) »
What a wonderful old photograph Carol.

I remember a very old "carpet sweeper" my mum had back around 1950ish. I think it had belonged to her mum and she died in 1938. It was eventually replaced by a more modern version and eventually a "Hoover".

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Re: Remember When....
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 May 19 16:02 BST (UK) »
Yes it is a lovely photo ...I remember the Ewbank sweeper had one my self way back in the late  sixty's ...Remember the most annoying thing about them when sweeping back and fore the bottom part would open up and all the contents  would end up on  the carpet ::) ::) ..anyone else have that problem  ;D

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Re: Remember When....
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 May 19 16:05 BST (UK) »
I love the ironed in folds on the apron. SO white.

sweeping back and fore the bottom part would open up and all the contents  would end up on  the carpet ::) ::) ..anyone else have that problem  ;D
Oh yes  ;D the joys!!

My parents had a Ewbank as a wedding present in 1937 & it was used till at least 2005; it was given to my [then] daughter in law & I fear she has disposed of it.
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 11 May 19 16:11 BST (UK) »
Oh yes....Pushing backwards and forwards then a roll of fluff would spit out when it was full  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Remember When....
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 11 May 19 16:14 BST (UK) »
I still got one :)  a little more updated but love it for the odd spill from the 'cat litter' tray etc.


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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 May 19 16:15 BST (UK) »
Oh yes....Pushing backwards and forwards then a roll of fluff would spit out when it was full  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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The joys  ;D ;D

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 11 May 19 16:42 BST (UK) »
Who would have believed it was invented so long ago:

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/carpetsweep.htm

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Re: Remember When....
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 11 May 19 17:20 BST (UK) »
   I have just bought one - a Bissell. :D Someone had bought one to use in the church, and I realised it was quite effective, so got one and disposed of a rather useless battery powered upright vacuum. (Which was also very heavy.) I do have an elderly Dyson pull-along vacuum cleaner as well.
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