This gallery is devoted to the electric hand vac, or dust buster, as we call it today. These light utility machines have been around since the teens and have been used successfully for cleaning cars, uphostery, stairs and for completing numerous “above the floor” chores. Some companies offered them as separate appliances and others sold them as companion pieces to the upright models. They still are popular in today’s homes. They have seen very little changes over the years, except for the introduction of battery power and “easy empty cups”.