STILL sucking after 108 years, Harry Cox owns the oldest known working vacuum.
He rescued the cleaner and accessories from a skip at work before it went to a landfill site.
Harry, at 53 less than half the age of his 1904 American -Sturtevant vacuum cleaner No.4, said: “There was a walk-in skip at the factory and I rescued it.
"I like to collect things that are getting thrown away, restore them and give them a new lease of life. It makes me feel good.”
Harry is factory production manager at paper merchant W L Coller of Greater Manchester.
Despite his enthusiasm for old machines, his wife Jacqueline ignores the heavy, noisy antique and prefers to clean their three-bed semi in Timperley, with a more modern model.Bill Whitwam, of Leicester, was previously believed to have the oldest working vacuum with a 1929 Hoover Senior.