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.
Bring home a Hoover SteamVac DualV Widepath Carpet Cleaner and never rent a heavy machine again! Deep clean your carpets and upholstery any time you need to, year-round. Hoover SpinScrub rotating brushes surround carpet fibers to lift dirt and grime, while the DualV nozzle removes dirty water from carpeting efficiently. Six rotating brushes in the Widepath nozzle cover more carpet in a single pass, so you can finish the job faster. Easy-to-empty dual tanks keep dirty and clean water separate. Powerful 12-amp motor provides a thorough clean and the SpinScrub powered hand tool cleans stairs and upholstery.