Street Sweepers Then and Now

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The street sweeper has a history dating back to the Industrial Revolution. In the mid-1800s, Manchester, England, was one of the busiest, most developed, and, as a consequence, dirtiest cities. At that time, there were crossing sweepers: people whom you paid a small fee to sweep a clear path for you as you walked about the city. In order to solve the problem, in 1843 Joseph Whitworth invented the mechanical street sweeper, which was pulled on the back of a horse-drawn cart. A few years later in the U.S., Charles Bishop invented and then patented the country?s first street sweeping machine. John M. Murphy is credited with inventing the first motorized street sweeper machine, although it was developed in partnership with a larger company; together, they formed the Elgin Sweeper Company, and the rest, as the