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In the 19th century, rugs on the floors in houses became common, unlike the century before when bare, scrubbed floors had been the standard. With floor rugs in general use, new devices appeared on the market to keep them clean and free of dust. This dust beater, with its wooden handle and metal beaters, served that purpose.


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The Planet Dust Beater

creator   Planet Manufacturing Company
date   c. 1900
location   Holyoke, Massachusetts
width   4.0"
height   22.0"
depth   1.0"
process/materials   wood, leather
item type   Household Goods/Household Accessory
accession #   #1987.30.04

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