Vacuum Cleaners Were Originally Horse Drawn

These days, we have vacuum cleaners the size of a cat that we can activate from anywhere using our phones, but did you know that the first vacuum cleaners were originally horse drawn? Invented in 1901 by British engineer Hubert Cecil Booth, the first vacuum cleaner was a horse drawn device that was around the size of a milk truck, powered by 800-foot-long hoses that were dragged around like a fire hoses to clean up dust and hair. The contraption required 4-6 people to operate it, not counting the horses that had to haul it to its destination. High society women would even throw vacuum parties, similar to a garden party with tea and scones, just with the lovely added drone of a loud vacuum hose being pulled through the nearest window.