Let's do the cleaning! https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/ Let's do the cleaning! Early vacuum cleaner Possibly 1910-20's? https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180842 105180842 Cylinder cleaner 1940's https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180846 105180846 Cylinder cleaner, date and maker unknown (This photo copyright Marion Osborne). Marion says "Here is another hoover I have bought, rather small with wire runners, no idea who made it." The cleaner is possibly German, but see Marion's comment in the caption under the next picture. [As a guide to size, the British 2 pence coin is 1 inch/2.5cm in diameter]. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197282359 197282359 Cylinder cleaner and iron, dates and makers unknown (This photo copyright Marion Osborne). Marion says "Both the cleaner and iron were sold as German, but in the text the seller did say they didn?t know, because I queried it. The little cleaner is smaller than the Taylor & Barratt one, I am fairly sure." [As a guide to size, the British 2 pence coin is 1 inch/2.5cm in diameter]. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197282358 197282358 Dol-toi 1950's https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180843 105180843 2 Taylor & Barret vacuum cleaners https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105413052 105413052 Unknown vacuum cleaner (1) https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118210613 118210613 Unknown vacuum cleaner (2) Very similar to the one in the previous picture. (This photo copyright: Marion Osborne). Marion says, "...a funny vacuum cleaner!! It stands 1 inch tall and it is hollow, looks more like a Dalek, but there is the hose with attachment." [As a guide to size, the British 2 pence coin is 1 inch/2.5cm in diameter]. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197282357 197282357 Unknown vacuum cleaner (2) Another view of the miniature in the previous picture, showing the attachment for the hose. (This photo copyright: Marion Osborne). Marion says, "Not really my favourite object I must admit." https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197282356 197282356 Unknown vacuum cleaner (2) The underside of Marion's model, showing that it's hollow. (This photo copyright: Marion Osborne). https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197283419 197283419 Pit a pat 1930's Mop and carpet sweeper, I am still searching for the missing broom https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180852 105180852 Carpet sweeper 1900-1920 https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180844 105180844 Carpet sweeper 1950's https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180845 105180845 No excuse for dirty carpets. Barton, 1960s. Actually,the dolls who own this have shoved it in the garage,so they obviously don't intend doing much cleaning! https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105216319 105216319 Is this an old design painted up - or is it a new one? Beautifully painted and all metal, was not cheap but was in modern packaging. Does anyone have one of these? It has the brush detail on base. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=141349798 141349798 Brooms The two smaller brooms are 1950-60's the larger one is much earlier. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180847 105180847 Brimtoy 1950-60's https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180849 105180849 Dustpans and brush Soft metal, German 1910-1920 https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180848 105180848 Dustpans https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118473057 118473057 A selection of brushes. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105217408 105217408 Feather duster and soap flakes Old feather duster found in antique shop in Cockermouth. The box still has its contents! Found at Barton fair in September. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105216318 105216318 Feather duster Probably Victorian https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180850 105180850 Carpet beater, plus cleaning products Carpet beater, household soap, laundry starch and grate polish, from my Victorian house. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105216320 105216320 Carpet beater, plus polish Carpet beater, plus polish, from the kitchen of Alice Villa. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105216321 105216321 Warwick miniatures bucket and home made mop. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126296085 126296085 Polishes These little samples tins were given away by door to door salesmen in the 1950's. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105180851 105180851 Polish Joyce said, "We supply our doll's house dolls with all of these wonderful cleaning items, but do they ever do anything......no!" Yes, they do! Mrs Praeger polishing the furniture with Betterware polish. https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105383315 105383315 Window cleaning Mr Praeger sweeping the patio and cleaning the windows with Windex (and an old pair of knickers as a cleaning rag!) https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105383540 105383540