North Canton, Ohio: Vacuum Cleaner Museum

Located in the home of 'Boss' Hoover, a display of early hand-operated cleaners, the first Hoover vacuum, and Hoover appliances through history.

Hoover Historical Center

Address:
1875 E Maple St. NW, North Canton, OH
Directions:
Hoover Historical Center. I-77 exit 111. East on Portage St. to Main St., then south, then east on Maple St. for about a mile. Across the street from Walsh University.
Hours:
Mar-Oct Th-Sa tours 1, 2, 3, 4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
330-499-0287
Admission:
Free, donations accepted.
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The Skinner. Vacuum Cleaner Museum

North Canton is the home of the Hoover Company, the manufacturer of Hoover vacuum cleaners. The museum is located just east of town in the original home of 'Boss' Hoover, the founder of the company. The house itself in on the National Register of Historical Places. Behind the house is the tannery, which was the business that the Hoovers were in before vacuum cleaners. The main house has on display early manually operated cleaning devices as well as the first Hoover cleaner and Hoover appliances through history. Also on display are items that the company made during WWII. It is free and open to the public six days a week in the afternoon (1-5pm). I worked there for five years as a security guard. You would be surprised how many people stop by to look at vacuum cleaners.

[Brian Wood, 07/25/1998]

Haven't been back in a long time. Here is our shot of the "Skinner," the first portable cleaning device.

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