Squeaky clean


I had to clean the kitchen windows last weekend.  They were so dirty I could barely see through them.  So, I went down to the basement and collected my window cleaning equipment which is made here in the States.  It is made by a great company, Ettore, which has a rich history.

Ettore was founded in 1936 by Ettore Steccone, an immigrant who emigrated from Italy to the U.S. in 1896.  Ettore became a window washer, but found the squeegee he had to use unsatisfactory.  So like so many Americans, he decided to invent a better one.  Ettore squeegees have great rubber edges that make window washing a snap.

I have had my Ettore Squeegee for years and it works like a charm.  Ettore makes lots of other cleaning products aside from squeegees and its website has lots of helpful info on how to wash windows flawlessly.  But for me, the thing I like most about Ettore squeegees is that they are made by members of our extended American family living and working in Oakland, California.  What could be better than that!

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About tapirking

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make.
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