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Standard Delivery is 3-5 days.

The cutoff time for Next Working Day orders is 12pm Monday to Thursday.

Please note, next day delivery is only available to addresses in Mainland England and Wales.  Addresses in Scotland will take an additional 24 hours and next day delivery to Northern Ireland may incur a surcharge

Carpet beater
Carpet beater - Clean rugs, runners and blankets Carpet beater - Clean rugs, runners and blankets

Carpet beater

Clean rugs, runners and blankets

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£11.50
Carpet beater
Carpet beater - Clean rugs, runners and blankets Carpet beater - Clean rugs, runners and blankets
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    Estimated Delivery 2-5 days

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  • Description

    There is something very satisfying about beating the dirt from a carpet.  It feels more wholesome, more energetic and more eco-friendly than cleaning with an electric vacuum cleaner.  And if you roll up your rugs and runners to carry them outside you never know what you might find.  Maybe that missing £20 note?

    Carpet beaters also come into their own with fine wool blankets and upholstery that can be too delicate to wash and too expensive to dry clean.  A few gentle slaps will remove most dust and generally freshen them up without damaging the fabric.

    These Victorian style carpet beaters are woven from natural wicker and have plenty of spring in the handle for the enthusiastic beater.  And unlike your vacuum cleaner which you probably want to hide away as soon as you’ve finished cleaning, a carpet beater looks attractive hung from a hook or dresser. 

    75cm

    Carpet beaters started becoming popular in the 1850s when carpets and rugs started being mass produced so were affordable to wealthy Victorians.  The mass production of vacuum cleaners was still 100 years away, so for the best part of 100 years the best way to clean a rug was to carry it outside, hang it over a washing line and beat it. And rather than just using sticks or straps to beat with, the carpet beater was a clever design that widened the area which was cleaned without damaging the fabric.  They were traditionally made of wicker or rattan, which could produce the woven heads and a handle with sufficient strength. 

  • Delivery

    We offer two types of delivery:

    • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
    • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

    For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

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  • Meet the Producer

    Gernot Redecker

    Gernot Redecker

    Brush and broom maker in northern Germany

    Friedrich Redecker was born in northern Germany in 1908 and started going blind from the age of four.  In those days making brushes was the standard trade for the blind, so that is what Friedrich set about doing.  Only he was more successful than most and built a small brush and broom making business that supported his family and continued until his death at the age of 71.

    After Friedrich’s death his youngest son Gernot took on the responsibility for winding down the business, but instead of bringing the business to a close discovered there was such high demand for the brushes at local fairs that he decided to expand.

    Several decades later Fredrich’s son Felix has now joined the business and the range of brushes and brooms has expanded considerably.  As well as having a reputation for very high quality products, the family is also famous for its innovation, which happens at their dedicated ideas workshop. Their focus is on blending modern contemporary design with traditional materials and crafts.

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Meet the Producer

Description

There is something very satisfying about beating the dirt from a carpet.  It feels more wholesome, more energetic and more eco-friendly than cleaning with an electric vacuum cleaner.  And if you roll up your rugs and runners to carry them outside you never know what you might find.  Maybe that missing £20 note?

Carpet beaters also come into their own with fine wool blankets and upholstery that can be too delicate to wash and too expensive to dry clean.  A few gentle slaps will remove most dust and generally freshen them up without damaging the fabric.

These Victorian style carpet beaters are woven from natural wicker and have plenty of spring in the handle for the enthusiastic beater.  And unlike your vacuum cleaner which you probably want to hide away as soon as you’ve finished cleaning, a carpet beater looks attractive hung from a hook or dresser. 

75cm

Carpet beaters started becoming popular in the 1850s when carpets and rugs started being mass produced so were affordable to wealthy Victorians.  The mass production of vacuum cleaners was still 100 years away, so for the best part of 100 years the best way to clean a rug was to carry it outside, hang it over a washing line and beat it. And rather than just using sticks or straps to beat with, the carpet beater was a clever design that widened the area which was cleaned without damaging the fabric.  They were traditionally made of wicker or rattan, which could produce the woven heads and a handle with sufficient strength. 

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Delivery

We offer two types of delivery:

  • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
  • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

How do you rate this product? *

1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

Meet the Producer

Gernot Redecker

Gernot Redecker

Brush and broom maker in northern Germany

Friedrich Redecker was born in northern Germany in 1908 and started going blind from the age of four.  In those days making brushes was the standard trade for the blind, so that is what Friedrich set about doing.  Only he was more successful than most and built a small brush and broom making business that supported his family and continued until his death at the age of 71.

After Friedrich’s death his youngest son Gernot took on the responsibility for winding down the business, but instead of bringing the business to a close discovered there was such high demand for the brushes at local fairs that he decided to expand.

Several decades later Fredrich’s son Felix has now joined the business and the range of brushes and brooms has expanded considerably.  As well as having a reputation for very high quality products, the family is also famous for its innovation, which happens at their dedicated ideas workshop. Their focus is on blending modern contemporary design with traditional materials and crafts.

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