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.
The Hoover SteamVac All Terrain steam vacuum cleaner is designed to deep clean the carpeted and hard floor surfaces in your home. The Dual V-Nozzle Technology provides equal suction across the full width of the nozzle. The heated cleaning feature applies heat directly to the floor for a more focused cleaning job. Don't forget about the patented SpinScrub brushes for carpets and hard floors! They work together scrubbing carpet fibers on all sides to gently loosen dirt. Auto Rinse feature rinses your carpet and hard floors, leaving less detergent residue behind. Together they come together to provide superb floor and carpet cleaning performance.