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Carpet Beater

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Rugs and carpets had to be beaten regularly to rid them of the soot and dust that accumulated on them with a beater like this.  Nowadays we don't think twice about the humble carpet sweeper, but it's invention must have been a Godsend to housekeepers when it first appeared on the market.

Materials/Media:
steel
Dimensions:
length 500mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EADM019n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council