One of the most recognized vacuum brands in America, Hoover was founded by W.H. "Boss" Hoover in 1908 as the Electric Suction Sweeper Company.
For over a century the Hoover name has been synonymous with vacuum cleaners worldwide.
The beginning of Hoover is a direct result of the invention of the first upright vacuum cleaner in 1908. Department store janitor James Murray Spangler was asthmatic and thought the cause of his asthma was from the dirt and dust being kicked up while sweeping. A part-time inventor, James soon created the first ever, upright vacuum cleaner, which consisted of a soapbox, broom handle, and an electric fan motor mounted onto a Bissel carpet sweeper.
Spangler gave his cousin, Susan Troxel Hoover, one of his new machines to try in her home. Impressed with his invention, she told her husband William Henry "Boss" Hoover about it. Seeing an opportunity, Hoover then bought the patent from Spangler and founded the Electric Suction Sweeper Company, which we know today as Hoover. Hoover kept Spangler as production supervisor and paid him royalties off every sale.
Hoover's dominance of the vacuum industry started in the early days of the company. Hoover faced the dilemma of getting the product out in front of people. His idea was to offer the vacuum cleaner free for 10 days of use to whoever wrote in and requested it. Hoover enforced this offer by networking with local retailers to distribute his machines whenever someone wrote in requesting their free trial. Thus began the start of a global network of retailers carrying Hoover products. By the next four years, Hoover Vacuums had made their way overseas into France, Russia, Norway, Belgium, Holland, and Scotland.
TTI, a Korean based company, now owns all rights to the Hoover Central Vacuum name.
Can I Upgrade My Hoover Central Vacuum Accessories Or Replace My Power Unit?
Absolutely! At ThinkVacuums.com we carry a large selection of replacement parts, hoses, and motors that will work with your existing Hoover central vacuum system. If you prefer to upgrade your power unit, we will be happy to give you a recommendation based on your home size and cleaning preferences. Just give us a call at 1-800-322-2965 and one of our expert customer service technicians will be happy to help you find the right central vacuum power unit for your unique needs.
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