Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Bissell's Midget

Object Number: 
2000.772
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 7 x 5 in. ( 73.7 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on the top of the vacuum: "THIS TOY WILL REMIND YOU OF BISSELL'S FULL SIZED/ BISSELL'S / MIDGET/ CYCO BALL BEARING [?] FOR THE HOME".
Description: 
Wood and metal miniature "Bissell's Midget" floor sweeper with four wheels, a spinning wire brush cleaner attatched to the base of a trapazoidal box; long cylindical wooden handle; top of box printed, "THIS TOY WILL REMIND YOU OF BISSELL'S FULL SIZED/ BISSELL'S / MIDGET/ CYCO BALL BEARING [?] FOR THE HOME".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group