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Barbershop vacuum/blower

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Barbershop vacuum/blower

Tabletop vacuum cleaner/blower used by Sylvester Young at the African American-owned and -operated Young Brothers Barber Shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from the 1950s to 1991.  The combination vacuum/blower has four suction cup feet, a ribbed rubber hose with an oval suction head and a black electrical cord.

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