John Thurman - The Vacuum Cleaner
It Saved the World one Heck of a Mess
The Vacuum Cleaner
A vacuum, as we all know, is a machine that uses suction to dig out and eliminate dirt, dust, and every candy wrapper imaginable. However, the machine considered the first motorized vacuum actually was not a vacuum by that definition.
The Man with a Plan
The first floor-cleaning invention by John Thurman was a horse-drawn system that he took door to door in St. Louis. In 1903, the $4 price of his services was actually quite expensive. But, people paid to have him come clean their floors anyway. Talk about a cleaning craze.
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