Vacuum History

Industrial specialist vacuum Our range of Interlok System Vacuum Cleaners are unique. After discussing your requirements we choose the motor head, power, type and rating. This motor head can be a series of 1, 2 or 3 motors at a minimum of 1000W per motor in various voltages.

Alternatively we build the heads with an air driven option (for use with your supply of compressed air) for explosive or volatile areas. We add to this the type of filtration required, for fine dust, hazards or flammables etc. Finally we decide on the size of container to use, and the most suitable accessories kit.

Our commercial vacuum cleaners are available in 240, 415 or 110 volts and built with durable steel containers, chassis, and containers.

They are competitively priced and the models are carefully chosen to suit a variety of cleaning tasks.

There are combinations of 1, 2 or 3 x 1000w motors, combination kits and accessories for ceilings, floors, equipment or machinery access. The options include wet, wet and dry, fine dust, oils and hazardous collection as well as Aircraft Specification, back pack versions, and ATEX Certification.

Early Electric Vacuums It was an American, Murray Spangler, who invented the format of today's upright electric vacuum cleaners. He suffered from asthma and this encouraged him to design a machine for collecting dust. This machine used an electric motor which drove a rotating brush which was then collected in a pillowcase. The machine was mounted on a broom handle. Hoover, then a struggling saddle manufacturer, employed Spangler. In 1908 Hoover acquired the manufacturing rights for Spanglers rudimentary design and refined it for mass production. Hoover found that more and more homes were now being equipped with electricity for electric lighting and began mass-marketing his new 'electr
Long before vacuum cleaners were invented, people cleaned floors with mops, brushes, and brooms. Twig brooms were used as far back as 2300 B.C. by cave dwellers. Hand pump vacuums Some machines were made from sheet metal, some were cast iron, and still others were made of wood. Most cleaners were mounted on a wooden board or sled runners for to make them more stable. They had a large handle to provide power. Every machine had a diaphragm chamber to create the suction and a compartment to capture and hold the dirt. The easiest way to use these hand pump machines was to have two people operate them. One person would pump the vacuum while a second would use the hose and wand or tools
History of the Vacuum Cleaner The idea of a vacuum cleaner originates from the 19th century. The first vacuum cleaners had to be operated manually. Two persons were needed for this: one to operate the bellows and the other to move the mouthpiece over the floor. The dust was blown into the air. On August 30th 1901 Hubert Cecil Booth, a British engineer, received a British patent for a vacuum cleaner. It took the form of a large, horse-drawn, petrol-driven unit which was parked outside the building to be cleaned with long hoses being fed through the windows. Until then vacuum cleaners blew the dust away, but Booth came up with the idea of sucking away dust, instead of blowing. F
Necessity and ingenuity have long been driving forces behind the world's great inventions, and the Hoover vacuum cleaner is no exception. The story begins in 1907. Murray Spangler, an inventor who worked nights as a janitor, was cleaning rugs in a Canton, Ohio, department store. But all the dust raised from his broom aggravated his asthma, and he called upon his inventor's creativity to find a solution to the problem. Spangler gathered a tin soap box, a fan, a sateen pillow case and a broom handle, then 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
How Vacuum Cleaners Work When you drink through a straw, you are using a simple suction mechanism. Sucking the liquid up causes pressure to drop between the bottom and the top of the straw. With greater pressure at the bottom than the top, the drink is pushed up to your mouth. The same principle happens in a vacuum cleaner. The conventional vacuum cleaner is made up of six components: An intake port, which can include a cleaning accessories An exhaust port An electric motor A fan A porous bag A housing When you switch on your vacuum cleaner, this is what happens: The electric current makes the motor work. The motor is attached to the