#1961: Brrrush

Today’s invention is a toy car which contains an old-fashioned carpet sweeper mechanism.

As the vehicle is rubbed across the floor, so the rotating brushes sweep the usual debris, which playing children create, inside.

Each car could be weighed at the end of a week as a measure of its ‘mileage’ and a prize awarded according to the cleaning it had accomplished.


  1. Hi Patrick. Only flaw I can see is the temptation to sweep (hrrrm, hide) foodstuffs not to the child’s liking, and to win a prize. Many a vegetable would be found in the car body. 😉

    • 🙂
      You only get to play with the car when you’ve eaten your greens, Bill!
      (I thought about having a light on the roof illuminate when each car got full -even playing can be gamified).

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