Object ID 000048
Object Name Polar Club vacuum cleaner
Object Desc Polar Cub hand-held vacuum by the A.C. Gilbert Company of New Haven, Connecticut. One of the first-known hand-held vacuums.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000017
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords vacuum cleaners,A.C. Gilbert Company,Polar Club,appliances,cleaning,
Title Polar Club vacuum cleaner
Description Motor of cilindrical shape and light grey in color sits on top of unit which is a silver metal color. Label on motor is of black background with writing "Polar Clu" in red letters. Brown canvas bag attached to metal portion. Electric cord is beige still attached to unit.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details 10 inches long without bag, 21 1/2in long with bag, 5 1/2 inches high, nozzle is 3 1/2 inches wide.
Place of Origin
Maker A.C. Gilbert Company
Maker Details Polar Club hand-held vacuum by the A.C. Gilbert Company of New Haven, Connecticut.
Date JAN 24,2013
Assessor Christina Beebe
Notes Looks to have been used heavily judging by the amount of build-up inside the unit; Missing Handle which should be attached to the small holes located near the base of the cord; Cord is dirty and is beginning to toughen up/ become less malleable; The motor contains scratched-off paint and small rust spots; Brown canvas bag is very worn, including about a 1in tear, fading color, worn around the portion that is attached to the unit, and has some paint drops on it;
Date JUN 24,2013
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Hardware Store from Appliance store - automatic entry by admin