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The Story Behind : Brooms

  Joseph Berger  |    06 July 2017

Formerly referred to as "besoms" brooms have been around for, well, about as long as floors. Formerly, brooms were often just a bunch of twigs wrapped together with twine, and they frequently fell into disrepair. The association with brooms and witches goes back as far as the fifteenth century.

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Like with many other things, incredible change came with the Industrial Revolution. The Shakers designed a flat edge broom that was infinitely superior, and the usage sorghum, first implemented by a farmer in Massachusetts, led to a proliferation of factories throughout the nineteenth century. Production eventually centered around Oklahoma, where the resources required were in greatest abundance.

Now, while a broom is readily available, many of our Weekly customers no longer really need to own one. They've minimalized their closet and outsourced the labor, and so can you. 

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