Bissell Carpet Sweeper, circa 1891

Artifact

Carpet sweeper

Date Made

circa 1891

Creators

Bissell Carpet Sweeper Company 

J.C. Black & Son 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids 

United States, California, San Jose 

Creator Notes

Patented by Melville R. Bissell. Manufactured by Bissell Carpet Sweeper Company, distributed by J.C. Black & Son at their store "The Fair" in San Jose, California.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

34.473.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Melville R. Bissell.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)
Iron (Metal)
Rubber
Tin (Metal)
Hog Bristles

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in

Width: 14 in

Length: 9 in

Inscriptions

on top, front and back: BISSEL'S on front: GRAND RAPIDS on back: J. C. BLACK & SON / THE FAIR / SAN JOSE, CA.

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