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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Hoover Suction Sweeper Company



MONG the household conveniences of the age, one in which the development has been particularly great and the improvement remarkable is that of the vacuum cleaner. It is still true, however, that among the devices sold as vacuum cleaners there are many that do not do the work thoroughly and are fundamentally defective in their construction. This, however, is not the case with the product of The Hoover Suction Sweeper Company, which was incorporated in 1910, and which has its principal factory and general offices at North Canton, Ohio, there being, also, a Canadian factory and office at Windsor, Ontario.

The business was founded by W. H. Hoover, who conducted it as an individual enterprise until the business was incorporated in 1910 under the present style, Mr. W. H. Hoover being president and treasurer; H. W. Hoover, vice-president and general manager; F. G. Floover, associate general manager; D. P. Hoover, superintendent; and H. C. Price, secretary. The enterprise is the oldest and the company is most successful in the manufacture of vacuum cleaners in this country and in fact in the world. The development of the business has been continuous, and although the firm, in 1919, had nearly tripled the production of the preceding year, the company had a demand so great that they still were many months behind on orders. This development has been on a large scale, that can only have been made possible by public recognition of exceptional merit in the product.

Because of its several different and patented features, the Hoover Suction Sweeper is every-where recognized as the best cleaning device on the market. The specially important feature of the Hoover Suction Sweeper is an electrically driven brush of soft hair, driven by a belt from the electric motor. The Hoover is therefore an electric carpet sweeper and vacuum cleaner combined. The brush of soft hair sweeps and shakes the floor covering, while the powerful suction removes the dirt. It is this combination of a shaking and sweeping motion with suction that makes the work of the Hoover Suction Sweeper so much superior to that of any other vacuum cleaner which depends upon suction alone for its cleaning properties. With the belt disconnected, the Hoover does the same kind of work as the ordinary suction cleaner. In other words, it lifts all the small particles that it can with suction, but leaves a considerable amount of dirt inside of the carpet.

With the belt connected, however, it is not only the suction that is operating, but there is also a shaking loose of the dust particles, which are brushed up by the electric brush and immediately find their way into the suction chamber.

The peculiar merits of the Hoover sweeper are easily demonstrated, and have often been shown by the fact that after a house has been apparently thoroughly cleaned with an ordinary vacuum cleaner, it is easily possible, and it has often oc-curred, that a Hoover Suction Sweeper goes over the same ground immediately and not only finds a very large amount of dirt that the other sweeper did not reach, but also performs another function. With the ordinary vacuum cleaner the brushing is done by a hard brush, which crushes down the nap and gives the carpet a dead appearance. With the Hoover cleaner, however, the brush of soft hair has a lifting and straightening effect upon the nap and removes the gritty dust (which under the tramping of the feet, the rocking of chairs, etc., literally cuts the nap of the carpet like so many tiny knives), and thus adds years to the wear of rugs, besides keeping them always clean and looking their very best.

It is because the result in cleanliness and appear-ance of the carpet is so much superior that the Hoover Suction Sweeper has taken the lead of all devices of its kind in the market, and The Hoover Suction Sweeper Company has attained recognized precedence in their particular industry.

This precedence is emphasized by the increasing demand that comes each year for these excellent machines. This is not only because of the superior work they do, but also because of the fact that the mechanism of the Hoover Suction Sweeper is of the best and most durable quality, being made of the best material with the best workmanship, and outlasting any other sweeper on the market. Its merit has won the palm of success.

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