Hoover Vacuum Cleaner, 1946-1950

Summary

As World War II wound down, American factories stopped manufacturing military equipment and resumed making consumer products. There was plenty of pent-up demand for labor-saving appliances like the Hoover Model 28 vacuum cleaner, introduced in 1946. Hoover marketed these vacuums as great gifts for brides -- and there were many, as returning soldiers married and couples equipped households of their own.

As World War II wound down, American factories stopped manufacturing military equipment and resumed making consumer products. There was plenty of pent-up demand for labor-saving appliances like the Hoover Model 28 vacuum cleaner, introduced in 1946. Hoover marketed these vacuums as great gifts for brides -- and there were many, as returning soldiers married and couples equipped households of their own.

Artifact

Vacuum cleaner

Date Made

1946-1950

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2006.77.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the family of Joseph & Helen (Szczepaniak) Lyk.

Material

Metal
Plastic
Rubber (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 48 in

Width: 12.5 in

Length: 16 in

Inscriptions

on front: HOOVER on patent label, underside: THE HOOVER CLEANER/ REG. U.S. PAT. OFF./ ...PATENTS RE. 19.290/ RE. 22,077/ DES. 166,021.../ THE HOOVER COMPANY, NORTH CANTON, OHIO on underside: 2861685/ MODEL 28 on underside: THE HOOVER MAKES RUGS LAST LONGER on bag: TO FIT HOOVER

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