Iconic Vacuum Cleaners: The Vax 111 Orange Tub

Iconic Vacuum Cleaners: The Vax 111 Orange Tub

A look at the 1980s’ successful orange Vax vacuum cleaner

Vax advert still
A still from the 1990 Vax television advert.

It is hard to imagine an era without wet and dry vacuum cleaners for domestic use. Carpet cleaning at one point meant a separate device or a bottle of carpet cleaner. This meant a vacuum cleaner for dust and a carpet shampooer for cleaning your Axminster. In 1977, Alan Brazier had a cunning plan when he formed Vax UK Ltd.

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Numatic’s Henry Goes Cordless

Numatic’s Henry Goes Cordless

Numatic’s iconic Henry vacuum cleaner now has a cordless counterpart

Henry Vacuum Cleaner image by David Simmonds (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Some Rights Reserved).
Now available in cordless forms: Numatic’s Henry vacuum cleaner. Image by David Simmonds (Creative Commons License: Some Rights Reserved – Share Alike).

Numatic’s Henry and Hetty cleaners are already an icon in most homes and offices.  Now, alongside rivals Dyson and Bosch, Numatic have introduced a cordless vacuum cleaner.  Yes, Henry has gone cordless.  We kid you not.

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300 Vacuum Cleaners (and No Room to Clean)

300 Vacuum Cleaners (and No Room to Clean)

How a collection of 300 vacuum cleaners are proving to be a headache for Steve Many moons ago, we looked at the Vacuum Cleaner Museum in Heanor, Derbyshire. The visitor attraction is undoubtedly the place to go to if you love your vacuum cleaners. Claiming to have the third largest collection of vacuum cleaners in […]

A Toast for the Tefal Vacuum Cleaner

A Toast for the Tefal Vacuum Cleaner

Tefal takes on the vacuum cleaner market alongside Dyson with a new bagless cleaner Tefal: what is the first thing you think of when you hear the name Tefal? The first thing that springs to mind is cheese toasties. Teasmades and kettles. Anything to do with cheese and bacon or both, or chips. The brand […]

Iconic Vacuum Cleaners: The Kirby Vacuum

Iconic Vacuum Cleaners: The Kirby Vacuum

A look at the Scott Fetzer company’s iconic Kirby vacuum cleaner In relation to architecture, John Ruskin gave us these sage words: “When we build, let us think that we build forever.”  This phrase can be applicable to luxury goods.  With cars, the Rolls Royce, Bentley, and Lexus marques.  For cameras, the Leitz Company’s Leica […]