BISSELL History

CrockeryShop
Melville's Crockery Shop

It all started with a cloud of dust. When Melville Bissell patented the first carpet sweeper in 1876, he not only found a better way to remove irritating dust from the crockery shop he ran with his wife Anna, he revolutionized home cleaning. His vision coincided with the discovery by the medical community that harmful allergens were present in dust and dirt. It was a fortuitous connection and one that has remained the company’s focus throughout its history.

For over 130 years, families have trusted us to help keep their homes clean. That’s how BISSELL has withstood the test of time and has grown to be the number one brand in floor care in North America. Our family of innovative products includes vacuum cleaners, deep cleaning carpet washers and formulas, bare floor cleaners and home cleaning chemicals. Everything we make reflects the high standards that make BISSELL the brand leader.

From the start, innovation has been part of the company’s DNA. We continue to explore new ways to deliver better cleaning solutions to make the homes and lives of our customers better the world over.

Clean is our family tradition since 1876!