AUCTIONEERS are looking to clean up when they sell the first ever mop and bucket, invented by a Spaniard in 1956.
The brainchild of aeronautical engineer Manuel Jalon will have a reserve price of €300 at auction house Balclis.
Jalon’s design, although slow to catch on, revolutionised housework, meaning cleaners no longer had to work on their hands and knees.
The original mop and bucket is rare and one of the few copies lives in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Barcelona.
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