​August 3, 1897: Lloyd “L.P.” Ray Received a Patent For Cleaning Device

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The cleaning device Lloyd Ray received a patent for is known as a dustpan. 
Ray created a device with a metal collection plate attached to a short wooden handle in which trash could be swept without getting one’s hands dirty.

Before Ray invented his device, anyone cleaning a room or a hall simply swept dirt, dust or trash out of a door onto the ground outside or used a piece of paper in order to collect it.




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