Vacumn Cleaners Were Originally Horse Drawn

Kailey Thom, Editor-in-Chief

These days, we have small vacuum cleaners the size of a cat that we can activate from anywhere using our phones, but did you know that the first vacuum cleaners were originally horse drawn?

The first vacuum cleaner was invented in 1901 by a British engineer, Hubert Cecil Booth. Booth created a horse drawn device that was vaccaround the size of a milk truck to power a few long hoses that could then be dragged around like a fire hose to clean up dust and hair. This sort of contraption required four to six people to operate it, not counting the horses that had to drag it to its destination in the first place. High society women would even throw vacuum parties, similar to a garden party with tea and scones, just with the lovely added drone of a loud vacuum hose being pulled through the nearest window.