• Pipe Spring National Monument

    Pipe Spring

    National Monument Arizona

Carpet Beater

Rug Beater
What: Before the age of the vacuum cleaner, rugs and carpets were difficult to clean. They had to be taken up and hung outside on a line. The carpet beater was used to hit the rug or carpet and pound out as much dirt as possible. Then all the carpets and rugs had to be put back in place. And you thought vacuuming was such a chore!

Who: The pioneers used rug beaters.

Did You Know?

Longhorn steer at Pipe Spring National Monument

Texas Longhorns have their own built-in heating and cooling system. Their huge horns are filled with blood vessels that dilate or constrict, depending on whether the cattle need to be warm or cool. More...