Electric vacuum cleaner plug

Made:
1930-1940 in United Kingdom
maker:
Hoover Limited
Electric vacuum cleaner plug, Hoover..Photographed 3/4 view on a white background.

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Electric vacuum cleaner plug, Hoover..Photographed 3/4 view on a white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Electric vacuum cleaner plug, Hoover, flexible rubber. Two brass pins mounted on circular rubber enclosure.

Part of the Bob Gray collection of electrical objects.

This is an early example of an unbreakable plug designed by Hoover in about the 1930s. It was produced in rubber to make it durable and features art deco detailing. It was innovative in its day and the design has been patented.

Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
Y2012.15.56
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) and rubber (unidentified)
Measurements:
61 mm x 42 mm, 42 mm, 5 g
type:
electric plug
credit:
Mr Robert Gray