Hubert Cecil Booth: Who was vacuum inventor and engineer honored by Google Doodle?

Hubert Cecil Booth

Click on the Google homepage today and you will see a endearing animation of a man who sucks a yellow carpet.

A woman observes applauding the man and his vacuum cleaner, which works with a car pulled by a horse.

We can thank Hubert Cecil Booth for the vacuum cleaner, who was its inventor.

Now the device can be found in homes around the world.

You can also see a wheel of fortune in the background, which gives a clue as to what other famous inventions it had.

Today, Google Doodle honors him on what would have been his 147th birthday.


HUBERT CECIL BOOTH: Google Doodle pays homage to the inventor of the vacuum cleaner

Who was Hubert Cecil Booth?

Hubert Cecil Booth was born on July 4, 1871 in Gloucester, England.

Eventually he completed a three-year course in civil and mechanical engineering, which he would continue to shape his life.

Booth also became a student of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

In 1901, the most revolutionary way to clean floors meant that it blew air and pushed debris and dust.

However, Booth was intrigued by the idea of ​​cleaning by suction, which he thought would be much easier.

He got the epiphany after seeing a demonstration of the "tire carpet renovator".

This involved expelling dirt from railroad cars.

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GOOGLE DOODLE: Hubert Cecil Booth revolutionized the way we clean floors

After seeing this, Booth decided to do an experiment by taking the handkerchief to his mouth and sucking air, to see how much dust he could suck from a table.

His device, nicknamed "Puffing Billy", was driven by a motor so big that it had to be dragged by a horse.

After years of experimenting with different designs, Booth created the first vacuum cleaner with motor.

In 1903, Booth founded the British Vacuum Cleaner Company (BVCC) and invented its first flagship product.

This was a slightly smaller electric device that arrived in a bright red van.

The device was operated by experts in DVCC uniforms, and was used by fashionable homes, including the royal family.

The revolutionary device was even used to clean the carpets of Westminster Abbey before the coronation of Edward VII.

He also went on to invent other known devices, such as ferris wheels in France, Austria and England.

Booth also invented factories and suspension bridges, but it was the vacuum that ensured that his legacy would last.

Inventor of the Hubert Cecil Booth vacuum cleanerGETTY

VACUUM CLEANER: His first invention was in a bright red van

Vacuum cleaner Hubert Cecil BoothGETTY

BILLY COOLING: Booth's first invention was fueled by gasoline

The man of many talents also designed motors for battleships of the Royal Navy.

After the war he built suspension bridges in Burma, India and South Africa.

The same year he invented the first vacuum cleaner, he married Charlotte Mary Pearce.

He was also offered a gentleman's title for his services, which he rejected.

Both finally died on January 14, 1955 in Croydon.