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 Bagless Cyclonic Canister features a Multi-Stage Cyclonic Filtration System, which means that the air going thru the filter is cleaner than the air that was pulled into the vacuum so that the filter will stay clean longer, and the vacuum will have no loss of suction when cleaning. The patented WindTunnel Technology features three distinct air tunnels to lift and remove dirt from carpet, preventing dirt from scattering back onto your clean floor. A detachable telescopic wand and a variety of on-board tools make it the only vacuum you'll need for a floor-to-ceiling clean. The HEPA Media filter traps 99.97% of dirt, dust, and pollens down to 0.3 microns. The Power button, suction control and brush roll on/off switch located are all conveniently located on the handle for even easier use. The easy foot pedal control adjusts the nozzle to accommodate different carpet heights and floor types.