De Luxe model with automatic cord control; aluminum cased vacuum with cloth bag

"Deluxe" model vacuum cleaner, 1938

Not on Viewexpand_more

The responsibility for keeping up appearances within the home fell solidly on the shoulders of women, either wives or housekeepers depending on the means of the traditionally male breadwinner and head of the house. Labor saving devices such as the vacuum cleaner, iron, and washing machine promised efficiency, if not an end to domestic chores entirely, leaving more time for leisure activities.

Details
Title
"Deluxe" model vacuum cleaner
Artist Life
dates unknown
Role
Designer
Accession Number
98.276.221
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Show Detail

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.

De Luxe model with automatic cord control; aluminum cased vacuum with cloth bag