National Geographic : 1923 Jan
74,434 trips equal 180 years In ordinaryservice an electric cleaner travels only 4 times over the same spot on a rug at a single cleaning;twice forwardand twice back. Figuring 2 cleanings weekly, the same spot is thus cleaned 416 times a year. In a special test explained below, one Hoover was propelled 74,434 times across a Wilton rug, the equivalent of 180 years of home service, without the slightest injury to the rug. Close-up of recording device Is 180 Years of Proof Enough? If you had heard the occasional remark that electric cleaners are hard on rugs, but could see a rug that had been cleaned by one for the equivalent of 180 years, you would be convinced that the rumor was untrue, wouldn't you? That is just the evidence that we can offer you on The Hoover. At a recent test, at the Ohio State Fair held in Columbus, from August 28th to September 2nd, 1922, under the supervision of representatives of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, a stock Hoover, Model 105, was kept con tinuously gliding back and forth over the same small piece of ordinary Wilton carpet by a mechanical contrivance designed for the purpose. For six days the carpet was gently beaten and cleanly swept in the identical manner that rugs in over a million homes are kept free from destructive em bedded grit and unsightly clinging litter. The results of this test are clearly shown in this quotation from a sworn affidavit by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce representatives: "At the conclusion of this test the exhibit was again inspected, the seals found to be intact, the counter reading showing that The Hoover had made 74,434 single strokes over the carpet. A careful examination of the carpet shows no appreciable wear or other deleterious effects." Can you afford to let the life of your rugs be curtailed or their beauty diminished by destructive embedded dirt that only the gentle beating-sweeping action of The Hoover can thoroughly remove, when you can buy this efficient cleaner on our convenient payment plan for only 17c to 23c a day? THE HOOVER COMPANY, NORTH CANTON, OHIO The oldest and largest makers of electric cleaners The Hoover is also made in Canada, at Hamilton, Ontario SBEATS as it Sweeps as it Cleans It BEATS.... as it Sweeps - as it Cleans PRESS OF JUDD & DETWEILER. INC WASHINGTON. D. C.