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.
This lightweight Flair Bagless stick vac comes with a powered nozzle that enhances carpet and rug cleaning. The EZ-Empty bagless dirt cup helps alleviate the burden of constantly changing bags. The Flair Bagless comes with a 20 foot power cord with cord wrap hooks to improve maneuverability, and the large rear wheels and hang up slot provide powerful cleaning and convenience in one package.