Hubert Cecil Booth

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Date of Birth July 4, 1871
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Jan 14, 1955 (83)
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Hubert Cecil Booth

Hubert Cecil Booth was an English engineer known for inventing one of the first powered vacuum cleaners.

Born: Jul 4, 1871, Gloucester, England
Died: 14, 1955, Croydon, England
Nationality: English
Education: City and Guilds Institute, London

About Hubert Cecil Booth

Best known as the inventor of the vacuum cleaner, this English engineer also designed ships for the Royal Navy and Ferris wheels and bridges for numerous European amusement parks.

Before Fame

After studying mechanical and civil engineering at London's Central Technical College, he began his career at the Maudslay Sons & Field firm in the Lambeth district of London.


He devised his idea for the modern vacuum cleaner after watching a failed railway cleaning demonstration.

Family Life

He married the daughter of flour mill owner Francis Tring Pearce.


Building upon the ideas of Booth and W.H. Hoover, entrepreneur James Dyson designed a bagless vacuum cleaner.

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Latest information about Hubert Cecil Booth updated on January 18, 2021.

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