Patent Model - Carpet-Sweeper

Maker and role
Melville Bissell (b.1843, d.1889), Patentee
Walter Drew (b.1849, d.1907), Patentee
The Bissell Carpet Sweeper Company, Assignee
Production date
Jan 26 1886
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Object detail

Wood, iron, paint
4 3/8 x 14 x 9 3/4" (11.1 x 35.6 x 24.8cm)
Bissell and Drew's patent "relates to that class of carpet-sweepers in which the drive-wheels that turn to the rotary brush-shaft by frictional contact are located outside the end walls of the sweeper-casing, the latter being also provided with an encircling elastic band for preventing the drive-wheels and said casing from coming in contact and marring furniture, &c." (Patent Number 335,010)
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