Sweeper, carpet; Ewbank Products Ltd; [?]; CT80.1443a


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Sweeper, carpet

About this object

Carpet sweeper; a Ewbank Success brand carpet sweeper. Wooden body and handle. On the top of the body is a colour transfer depicting a lion, the British flag and the words: "British Manufacture".

The carpet sweeper was invented in 1876 by Melville Bissell. They are used to clean rugs and floors via revolving brushes. Carpet sweepers were popular before the introduction of the vacuum cleaner and have been largely superseded by them.


Ewbank Products Ltd

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Date Made


Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal
processed material, textile

Inscription and Marks

Transfers read: "Ewbank / SUCCESS" and "BRITISH MANUFACTURE"


h 110mm x l 385mm x w 260mm (excluding handle)

height including handle: 1380mm

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, home economics, building operation and housekeeping

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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