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“Are you still using the wearying, old-fashioned, unclean method?”

"I'm fine."
“I’m fine.”
Magazine ad for Torrington Cleaners /  National Sweeper Co. found in the May 1917 issue of The Designer
Magazine ad for Torrington Cleaners /  National Sweeper Co. found in the May 1917 issue of The Designer

Fun facts:

Some of Torrington’s other carpet sweeper model names were Utility, Paragon and Peerless. And under the National name, the Royal Duchess!

Torrington, Connecticut, was once a major part of the Underground Railroad.

I’m still working on what the heck they mean by “laying the dust” but I think it has something to do with sprinkling water on stuff so dust doesn’t get in the air.

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