A piano isn't just a musical instrument. According to Max Rothfeld, of Philadelphia, it could double as a vacuum cleaner. Step one, substitute Rothfeld's patented dust filtering attachment for the air pipe leading to the piano bellows. Hook the dust filterer onto the air motor, work those pedals, and watch in awe as your piano sucks up dirt in the surrounding area. If your floor's already clean, use the vacuum attachment to de-clog the crevices in your piano. Invention of the year, everyone! In all seriousness, though, how much would you have to hate old-fashioned sweeping to see a stationary vacuum as the better alternative?
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