Bissell's Big Sweep March 1960 is a reflective and witty reflection on the factory that gets left behind when a company moves from its original urban premises to improved premises out of town. In 1876 the Bissell Carpet Sweeper first went into production (and profitably so) in full production in the new Grand Rapids factory in 1886. Although the company was to diversify into vacuum cleaners and carpet shampooers, the original product in a sleek modern variant is still in production.