This futuristic self-propelled floor cleaner was part of Whirlpool’s Miracle Kitchen of the Future, a display at the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow and appears to be an early precursor to today’s Roomba iRobots.
Whirlpool Australia has posted the Jetsons-like film that was shown at the exhibition in 1959 which features the floor cleaner in action:
“Yesterday’s Concepts for Today’s Lifestyles”
image via Shorpy, photo by Bob Lerner for LOOK magazine
via Shorpy, Mark’s Scrapbook of Oddities & Treasures
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