For Students K-12
What type of object is this? Do you normally think of vacuums as being art? What makes this vacuum special?
What makes this object look streamlined?
If you could design your own household item, what would you chose?
The first vacuum cleaners were bulky stand-up units and not easily portable. But in 1921 Electrolux launched the Model V, which was designed to lie on the floor on two thin metal runners. This innovation became a standard feature on generations of future vacuum cleaners such as the one we have here. How is this vacuum cleaner similar to or different from your vacuum cleaner at home?