Starks Vacuum Museum is home to hundreds of vacuums that date back as far as the 1800s.
Among the carpet cleaning machines on display in the showroom is a cardboard vacuum that was made during the Great Depression as a way to save people money and a hand-pumped vacuum from the 1800s thats affectionately called Vacuna, the Goddess of Leisure.
Though technology has brought the vacuum a long way, museum spokesperson Ken Raasch says folks dont want too much change when it comes to their cleaning tool.
He says silent vacuums do very poorly because people like the noise.
Raasch adds, If a vacuum is too quiet, people dont think it cleans well. They want the noise.
The look of a vacuum hasnt changed much over the decades either, which Raasch says is just fine.
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