Remember the days before vacuum cleaners when cleaning a rug was accomplished by hanging it and using a rug beater to beat it clean? Well, we have come across some very unique items - miniature rug beaters. At an estate sale, we purchased several different miniature rug beaters that range in size from 5 1/4 x 2 to 7 x 3 1/4 . These miniatures are replicas of the original tools that were used many years ago, and feature different designs including double circles & hearts, animals, and girl shapes. These items are in very good shape, although we don’t know how old they are. Each one is made of wire with wooden handles (most are black wire).
Clink on our store link Debonaire Flea Market to view miniature versions of these once popular cleaning tools, or purchase one today as a reminder of years and times gone by.