The Olden Day Broom• The olden day broom was made out of a sturdy branch that was carved to be as a handle.• It had dried up grass or very skinny bendable twigs those would be used as the bristles to sweep up the dust.
The Modern Day Broom• It usually has a metal handle or a very fine wooden one.• There are many fine bristles that will not scratch the floor.
Something Scary• Brooms have been long connected with witchcraft.• They are said to be used for flying.
The History• Brooms have been used for centuries to sweep caves, cabins and castles. Before 1797, brooms in America were home and hand-made. Tree branches and brush were often used to sweep the floor and clean the ashes from the fireplaces. Sometimes a crude brooms were fashioned by tying something on a stick or handle: straw, hay, fine twigs or corn husks. These crude brooms did not sweep well and fell apart after a short time, even though strong linen twine was often used.
How Did The Broom Change?• The sweeping quality of brooms changed in 1797 when Levi Dickenson, a farmer in Hadley, Massachusetts, made a broom for his wife, using the tassels of a variety of sorghum, a grain he was growing for the seeds. She thought Levi’s broom was exceptionally good and told friends and neighbors about it.
Why are Brooms Important• Brooms are important because you may have nasty disgusting stuff on your floor and you need something to clean it up with.• There for when you have a substance on your floor you may grab your broom and clean it up!
The sites I used…• I would like to thank the search engine Google.• Also… History of Early American Brooms and Broom Making - BroomShop.com