Jack the Ripper didn’t have vacuum cleaner
A short history about “Jack the Ripper”
The name was given to an unidentified serial killer in London around in 1888 and why he didn’t have a vacuum cleaner?
For one thing he wasn’t in the mood of cleaning anything. He loved killing people.
- Jack the Ripper was an active society member in 1888 and he was using cutting-edge-technology, which wasn’t vacuum cleaner, but his knife.
- Most households didn’t have electricity until 1920, which didn’t bother, Jack the least. He liked the dark allays.
- In 1876 Melville Bissell invented the carpet broom the mechanical vacuum cleaner. This made household cleaning much easier and better. It was one of the first machines to help to liberate women from some of their work at home. However, he never informed Jack about it.
- Women in that time (middle class woman) spent 3 days a week to wash the household linen and at least one day to clean the house before the vacuum cleaner arrived. Jack was interested in woman but not in the vacuum cleaner.
- Woman washed their hair once a month with soap, not with shampoo, which wasn’t invented until mid 1900. This soap made most women’s hair brittle, dry and sometime hard to comb. In general, it was a nightmare to use. Jack used blood instead. But he was still not interested in vacuum cleaner.
- Jack wasn’t the only killer in the 1800’s, wallpaper was another one. Wallpapers were saturated with ARSENIC and LEAD. Both of these were used for colouring the paper. It is believed that Napoleon’s death may have been caused by arsenic, since his hair sample contained about 100 times more arsenic than today accepted level. Wallpaper in the humid condition on the Saint Helena Island may have grown mould and emitted the highly poisonous gas arsine. But at that time Jack was ignorant about it.
- At the end Jack the Ripper died without a vacuum cleaner, which was an excellent tool, but not for killing.