WIP-vacuum cleaner...

 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
4637.14 In reply to 4637.13 
One of my wife's late grandfathers worked for Hoover much of his life, particularly the manufacture of a model called the "Constellation" which was basically a ball.

That was our vacuum for much of my early youth, a coppery-gold painted metal with tan rubber parts.
It was the subject of the only actual single conversation I had with him before he passed.

The thing could be made to reverse the air flow also by swapping the hose connection.