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 Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner uses MaxExtract Technology to remove more dirt from carpet than other leading brands of carpet cleaners. MaxExtract Technology features the most advanced combination of multi-action agitation, carpet washing, dirt removal and direct heat drying - to provide the look of professionally groomed carpet that you can live on within hours of cleaning. The Auto Rinse feature rinses your carpet with fresh water, leaving less detergent residue behind. You can't lose with the two spot cleaning settings: 'Stream' setting for smaller spots and stains and the 'Spray' setting to attack heavy traffic areas. All of these great features together provide a superb carpet cleaning performance.