Vintage Vacuum Cleaners
The words alone are enough to suck us in—Bissell, Hoover, Kirby, Regina, Eureka, and, best of all, Electrolux. These are the vacuum cleaners of yesteryear, before Dyson and Roomba turned housecleaning into soulless science. They were noisy, they were cumbersome, and, if you were pushing a real clunker, they spewed as much dander and dust into your living room as they removed. But as works of domestic art and technology, nothing beats a...