Company timeline: 1900s

The first vacuum cleaner and people news

More information will be added to this list in due course. If you have any information and/or documents that you think should be added to the tables, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

DateEventSignificanceSource
1901Francis James Platt (2nd son of James Platt decd.) appointed a director.People newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
1902The first vacuum cleaner, built to Henry Cecil Booth’s specification.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
1903Francis James Platt (2nd son of James Platt decd.) resigns as director, to become MD of Dudbridge Iron Works.People newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)

 

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  • The Citizen recently said that Walter grew up in Heathville Rd Gloucester & so in 1902 would have seen St Catherine’s Vicarage (corner Denmark/Heathville Rd) be 1st British house to be vacuumed by Fielding & Platt’s vacuum cleaner. If correct is there any chance of blue plaque on the Vicarage?

    By Ann Welsh (14/09/2014)

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