What kind of vacuum comes to your mind when you think of a stereotypical "grandma's vacuum"?
- Anonymous12 months ago
A rake(seeing how grandma had straw on dirt floors)
- elhighLv 712 months ago
My grammy predated vacuums, so what comes to mind is a broom.
- daniel gLv 712 months ago
The old elecrolux canister from the early 50s,,that or the battleship Hoover upright bag.
- STEPHENLv 712 months ago
An old Hoover that was still working perfectly 40 years after she bought it. Unlike any vacuum these days.
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- ckngbbblsLv 712 months ago
My grandma never had one because she never had any carpet so nothing comes to mind.
Her house was linoleum floors through out.
- M JohnsonLv 612 months ago
Electrolux canister vacuum, on wheels, drag it around by the the very rigid hose with a four foot stainless steel tube connected to the rug cleaning nozzle. Had a hole in the tube with a plastic sleeve that you could rotate to adjust the suction, or a Hoover upright, moreso the former.
- TommymcLv 712 months ago
Is this another one of those "canister is better than upright" questions? (Yes, I agree they are) The earliest vacuum I remember was my grandmother's Electrolux model XXX (1937-1954)....the old canister on skids with a cloth bag. . She replaced that with a succession of Hoover "convertable" uprights. (Clearing out the house, we just donated a functioning one from the 60's to Salvation Army) So as for stereotypical, take your pick.
I'm a canister guy. My mom's first vacuum was a Eureka canister. Back in the late 70's, I was a repairman for Electrolux. I even had the opportunity to repair one of their first models (Model V 1924-1927). All it needed was a switch. IMO, uprights are slightly more convenient on carpet...if that's all you have. Canisters are more powerful and versatile.
- CaraLv 712 months ago
A cylindrical one lying on the floor - yes, Electrolux.
- EdwenaLv 712 months ago
The old canister style vacuum cleaner with the long hose and various brush attachments. Horrible for cleaning floors, OK for upholstery.