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Children's Book "Bug in a Vacuum"
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Post# 458896   12/28/2022 at 12:44 (340 days old) by Paul (USA)        

I came across the 2015 children's book "Bug in a Vacuum", published by Simon & Schuster, while surfing the web for children's vintage vacuum cleaners. Its Canadian author and illustrator, Melanie Watt, was born in 1975; so it's interesting that the vacuum cleaner is based on the antique Electrolux Corporation Model XXX. Maybe someone in her family had owned one, or she's visited Vacuumland?!

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Post# 458911 , Reply# 1   12/28/2022 at 16:12 (339 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"Bug in a Vacuum"

This looks like a book I have seen but do not have.If so it is a nice childrens book with good illustrations EXCEPT for showing the hose in blower when the story is using the vac for suction.

Post# 458930 , Reply# 2   12/29/2022 at 09:04 (339 days old) by Paul (USA)        

Oh, so she's not a collector or user! Funny!

Post# 459166 , Reply# 3   1/4/2023 at 17:34 (332 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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It looks like an amalgamation of an Electrolux XXX and a Filtex Model 19. Pretty fascinating. I wouldn't think design copyrights would still be valid on vacuums so old, but never know I guess.

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Post# 459187 , Reply# 4   1/5/2023 at 15:04 (332 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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Here's a cute animated sales presentation of the book.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO electrolux137's LINK

Post# 459234 , Reply# 5   1/7/2023 at 09:25 (330 days old) by Paul (USA)        


Thanks for the preview link along with your insights. I'm unfamiliar with Filtex cleaners and hadn't thought about illustration copyright infringements being a factor; both make sense.

I wonder how many children were puzzled at such a strange-looking vacuum cleaner, and how many grandparents caught the misplaced hose?!

Post# 459238 , Reply# 6   1/7/2023 at 12:40 (330 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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Um, well, I didn't post any "insights." Just the link to the animated feature.

Post# 459395 , Reply# 7   1/12/2023 at 18:59 (324 days old) by Paul (USA)        

Oh, thanks to huskyvacs for your insights.

Post# 459440 , Reply# 8   1/13/2023 at 18:08 (323 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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No problem Paul :)

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