Flashback: Car-Exhaust Vacuum Cleaner

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on March 20th, 2013

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Believe it or not, the above article on car-exhaust vacuum cleaners appeared in a February, 1932 issue of Popular Science magazine. Apparently, carbon monoxide poisoning wasn’t a big concern 81 years ago.

But hey, you gotta keep your upholstery clean – right?

For more interesting articles about auto upholstery’s past, check out our “Industry History” section.

[via Modern Mechanix]

6 Responses

  1. Geoff Geoff says:

    Give your car that fresh ‘new exhaust’ smell!

  2. Eric 's Auto Upholstery says:

    I’m not too sure this would go over so well with OSHA these days. Although it was an interesting Flashback.
    Thanks Eric

  3. James D. says:

    Can I clean my carpet with it too? 😀 Thanks for sharing the info I laughed and learned at the same time which is nice for me :))

  4. Haha :)) It looks fashionable aha

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