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carpet sweeper

..::Carpet Sweeper::..


by Melville Bissell in 1876

In 1876, Melville Bissell began marketing his invention, a carpet sweeper with revolving brushes which picked up the dust and dirt and deposited it inside the sweeper housing. It depended on the rotation of the wheels to drive the sweeping mechanism an only removed debris from the uppermost regions of the carpet nap.

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