For more than 100 years, Hoover® has designed powerful, easy-to-use products that clean your entire home from floor to ceiling and even the very air you breathe. That's why we're a household icon and one of the most trusted brands in America - Hoover® Nobody does it like you. The Hoover story begins in 1907. Murray Spangler, an inventor who worked nights as a janitor, had an asthma problem. He called upon his inventor's creativity to find a solution to the dust that aggravated his asthma as he swept up at night.Spangler gathered a tin soap box, a fan, a sateen pillow case and a broom handle and assembled an odd-looking, cumbersome contraption that managed to pull the dust away from the air he breathed. He quickly realized that this "suction sweeper," as he called it, had enormous sales potential and he began seeking financial backing.