Rainbow Vacuum

Rainbow Vacuum Rainbow Vacuum

The Rainbow Vacuum uses Mother Nature’s most powerful element, water, to trap dirt and odors, returning only naturally clean, water-washed air to your home environment.

Rainbow Vacuum and Rexair LLC, based in Troy, Michigan, has manufactured the Rainbow Cleaning System for more than 75 years. Its legendary, water-based filtration system has made the Rainbow known the world over. Today,the Rainbow Cleaning System is sold and enjoyed in over 70 countries around the world.


In the Beginning…

The original idea for a bagless vacuum cleaner was born in the 1920s. John W. Newcombe invented the “separator” — a device that was designed to separate dust and particulates from the air. Leslie H. Green saw true potential in this invention and joined forces with Newcombe to develop the “Newcombe Bagless.”

In 1929, Green formed a new corporation named Rexair, meaning “King of the Air.” While the nation was in the throes of the Great Depression, the Rexair Company began producing, refining and marketing the Rexair Cleaner.