16 January 2011

Combination Toy Dog and Vacuum Cleaner

Inventor: Anne Margaret Zaleski, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: November 13, 1973
U. S. Patent Number: 3,771,192

Description: "A toy dog closely resembling a real dog and having a hollow interior in which is mounted a vacuum cleaner having a suction hose which is retractable from the tail end of the dog. This enables vacuuming a dog after a hair cut and grooming without causing fear to the dog, inasmuch as the vacuum cleaner noise is greatly muffed by such enclosure. The vacuum cleaner is convertible to a blower and air issuing from the tail end can be heated so as to serve as a dryer."

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