Today I have a Vactric vacuum cleaner advertisement to share that comes from a 1948 publication.
I’ve never heard of a Vactric vacuum cleaner but the advert shows an illustration of the appliance along with a Vactric electric floor polisher and a rather stern maid, holding a feather duster.
This is an original scan of the advert:
This is my re-touched cleaner version:
- In 1924 Vactric Limited was established in London to manufacture vacuum cleaners.
- In 1929 the company moved to larger premises in Cricklewood, north London.
- In 1931 the premises were made larger and in 1932 the company started to make refrigerators.
- In 1946 the company moved to Scotland and began production of washing machines in the 1950’s
- In 1961 Vactric Ltd. went into liquidation.
I’ve also found the Vactric floor polisher on YouTube, all be it an autopsy of a model being taken apart.
I didn’t watch the whole of the 1st video (4 minutes of watching someone vacuum a floor…) but the Vactric worked well and looked quite powerful.
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