Sunday, January 27, 2013

Clean Your House by Vacuum: 1909

Here we have an ad for the National portable vacuum cleaning machine, as published in the July, 1909 issue of POPULAR ELECTRICITY. Looks more like industrial equipment than a home cleaning device, but perhaps that was its designer's intent. Your maid should be happy to use it; it will make her job simpler, and she can spend more time making other things just exactly perfect. Click to enlarge.



First published in 1908, POPULAR ELECTRICITY appealed to  early adopters, experimenters, businessmen and engineers, and all interested in the latest changes occurring in the world around us. Here's a gallery of covers, to give you some idea of the kinds of things the publishers thought  of interest to their readers.

I'll have some more vacuum cleaner ads from this era shortly; they are interesting to compare to each other, to try to discern just who the manufacturers were aiming the products at, and which would be the forerunners of today's products.

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