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A carpet beater (also referred to as a rug beater or carpet duster) is a housecleaning tool used to beat carpets in order to shake dust and dirt out of them. It was in common use until the vacuum cleaner became widely affordable.

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A home-made rug hooker belonging to Cora Doret Edwards.

A 22 in. x 35 in. piece of the first material manufactured in the Assabet Mill when if started in 1847. Preserved and handed down through the Maynard family.

This piece of cloth was last owned by William H. Gutteridge. Mr. Gutteridge came to…