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]
Give your car that fresh ‘new exhaust’ smell!
Nadeem Muaddi says
If that “new car smell” is toxic, I can’t imagine what this is…
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.
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 :))
Camelia Brown says
Haha :)) It looks fashionable aha
Martha Murphy says
Very interesting. I hope the future will have the vacuum like this :)) haha
Archie Hutchinson says
Very interesting indeed. Although, I didn’t know about this. I heard it the first time from this article. Yes, I believe popular science news.