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Beating a Rug – the old fashioned way!

FingerBeaters   Beating a rugOrnate Steel Carpet Beater

Beating a rug with a beater – yes, that’s what it was actually called! They came in all kinds of shapes.  They came in steel, wood and even rattan!

Some Steel Beaters      Rattan Beaters 

If you are interested in more vacuum cleaner history, take a look at http://www.vachunter.com/history.htm.

Yours Truly,