The Hoover story begins in 1907. Murray Spangler, an inventor who worked nights as a janitor, had an asthma problem. He called upon his inventor's creativity to find a solution to the dust that aggravated his asthma as he swept up at night. Spangler gathered a tin soap box, a fan, a sateen pillow case and a broom handle, and assembled an odd-looking, cumbersome contraption that managed to pull the dust away from the air he breathed. He quickly realized that this "suction sweeper," as he called it, had enormous sales potential, and he began seeking financial backing. W.H. "Boss" Hoover, owner of a leather goods manufacturing shop, bought the patent from Spangler in 1908, retained him as a partner, and soon had six employees assembling six units a day in a corner of the leather goods shop. Now that's a humble beginning.
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Customer Reviews for Hoover Upright Vacuum Cleaner F5912900
Review 1 for Hoover Upright Vacuum Cleaner F5912900
Owned Product:2-3 years
Frequency of Use:Heavy
Would Recommend: Yes
Pros: really sucks up the water.
"I have 2 of these cleaners. I bought the first used and the second was given to me because "it didn't work". Someone had taken it apart to clean the dirty water intake and didn't put it together right. If everything is not attached correctly you will get no pickup. This machine does a great job of cleaning and really sucks up the dirty water. The rotating brushes have a speed control but I always leave it on high. The cleaner "whines" when the pickup tank is full. The carpet will dry fast. I buy the Hoover Pet Formula. It has a pleasant scent and cleans well."
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