Ever wondered who to credit for inventing vacuum cleaner which has become very handy household appliance? Hubert Cecil Booth is the brain behind one of the first powered vacuum cleaners — a product that fundamentally changed home cleaning.
Google has created a Google Doodle of Hubert Cecil Booth on his 147th Birthday. The animated doodle remembered the inventor for his inventions – vacuum cleaner and ferris wheel.
Who was Hubert Cecil Booth? The British engineer honoured by Google Doodle on 147th birth anniversary!
* Booth is known of inventing one of the first powered vacuum cleaners. Born in England’s Gloucester, he also designed suspension bridges, Ferris wheels and factories. Booth has also worked on the design of engines for Royal Navy ships. He was also offered knighthood which he declined. Booth passed away on January 14 in Croydon, England.
* He went to Gloucester College and Gloucester County School and learned under headmaster of the school Reverend H. Lloyd Brereton.
* When he was 18, he passed the entrance examination and entered Central Technical College, later known as the City & Guilds Engineering College, London.
* Between 1984 and 1898 he designed Ferris wheels for amusement parks in London, Blackpool, Paris, and Vienna that had diameters from 83m to 92m. In 1899, he designed steel factory in Belgium. A year later he opened a consulting practice in London.
* Vacuum cleaners modelled on Booth’s design were made commercially available for the first time in 1901.
* Booth continued to do engineering work and from 1903 to 1940, he designed and constructed steel railway bridges, factories and other types of structural steel work.
* He later went on to become the chairman and managing director of the British Vacuum Cleaner and Engineering Co.
* Booth passed away on January 14, 1955, in Croydon, England.
Here is How People On Social Media Are Paying Tributes To Booth
— ET Panache (@ETPanache) July 4, 2018
— moneycontrol (@moneycontrolcom) July 4, 2018
Petrol-powered and with plenty of horses. No. We aren’t talking about a car, but the first vaccum cleaner! Today’s Google #Doodle celebrates the birthday of the inventor of the vaccum cleaner, Hubert Booth.https://t.co/P4wOEddsOd
— Tech2 (@tech2eets) July 4, 2018
Source- NDTV, News 18, Economic Times, NBT