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Accession Number: 1998.52.1

Physical Description: Parker electric lawn sweeper. Blue painted sheet metal body at the front with two large rubber wheels. Gray painted GM Delco electric motor is mounted at the right front with a rubber pulley which drives the four-brush sweeper mechanism within. A bent metal tubing push handle is attached to the axles and extends upward at an angle behind. Just behind the sweeper is a galvanized sheet metal tray with a yellow canvas catcher mounted within the push handle. A black electrical cord extends from the motor to the back of the handle. Yellow painted print on the front.

History of Object: The sweeper belonged to Kirk Ridgway's grandmother, Elna Ridgway of Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas. According to the Parker website, the company name was changed to the Parker Sweeper Company in 1948. This model was manufactured in the late 1950s.

Date: Between 1955 and 1959

Dimensions (in cm): 99.00 (H) 86.00 (W) 125.00 (D)

Marks/Inscriptions: [print in yellow] Parker / ELECTROSWEEP ES-5628 / PARKER SWEEPER COMPANY / SPRINGFIELD, OHIO ||

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Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Rawlins County (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Atwood (Kan.)
    Origin, Place of: Springfield (Ohio)
    Individual: Ridgway, Elna Eileen

Creators and Contributors

    Parker Sweeper Company

Status: Cataloged

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