Brush attachment for Hoover constellation vacuum cleaner

Made:
circa 1956-1959 in Perivale
maker:
Hoover Limited

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Brush attachment for Hoover Constellation vacuum cleaner, about 1956. Predominantly blue and includes the Hoover logo. Attachment with long bristles, for vacuuming hard surfaces.

This attachment known as the floor brush attachment would have been attached directly to the hose or the extension pipe attachment. It was designed for use on wooden and hard floor coverings like linoleum. Linoleum was a popular flooring material for kitchens in the 1950s, and still is today, as it is water-resistant, easy to clean, and relatively inexpensive.

Details

Category:
Domestic Appliances
Object Number:
Y2002.5.6
Materials:
metal and plastic
Measurements:
Attachment (2002.5.6): 130 mm x 240 mm x 60 mm,
type:
brush
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment
  • components
  • components