Dyson DC01 upright vacuum cleaner

Made by Dyson, James in United Kingdom, 1996.

The Dyson dual cyclone vacuum cleaner and its predecessor G Force vacuum cleaner revolutionised the styling and performance of vacuum cleaners around the world and influenced Australia industrial designers in their approach to appliance design. The ‘bagless’ dirt collection system and the appearance of the DC01 were granted patent and design register protection throught the world. The Dyson DC01 has been used as a stylistic and performance benchmark by vacuum cleaner manufacturers in the UK, Eur...


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Physical Description

Vacuum cleaner in box, with leaflets and accessories, Dyson DC01 Dual Cyclone, plastic/paper/metal, Dyson Appliances, Malmesbury, England, United Kingdom, 1996
(-1)Upright vacuum cleaner, with cyclone suction chamber and hose pipe. It stands on two large wheels with an air inlet at the front and two small balance wheels at the back.
(-2)Handle, plastic hand grip attached to pipe, connected to the 'suction' chamber by a corrugated plastic hose, located on the frame by a plastic clip (it can be detached and extended to be used as a vacuum hose).
(-3)Accessory, brush, circular head with black [nylon] bristle.
(-4)Accessory, triangular head with two strips of red plush on the underside.
(-5)Accessory, grey nozzle, cylinder flattened at one end.
(-6)Accessory, hose adaptor, small cylinder with grooves.
(-7)Guarantee card, printed in black on white card.
(-8)Operating instructions, A4 sized booklet.
(-9)Mail order form for new parts for vacuum cleaner (filters, belts etc.).
(-10)Brown cardboard box with support inserts, cardboard, stapled.
(-11)Plastic bag, resealable, packaging for accessories.


(-1)Sticker on back of head attachment details manufacturer's name, patents and machine specifications, 'dyson serial / no. 600-AU-010752 / APPROVAL NUMBER / Q95247 / 230-240V - 50Hz MODEL DC01 / 1200 Nom. 1300W Max. / Patent No. 0042723 / 0134654 Patents Pending. / DYSON APPLIANCES MALMESBURY SN16 ORP ENGLAND UK. / FOR AUSTRALIAN SERVICE CONTACT (02) 9526 7144.'
(-3:5)Manufacturer's name moulded into plastic of accessories, 'DYSON'.



Designed by James Dyson between 1979 and 1993 in the United Kingdom

Manufactured by Dyson Appliances in the United Kingdom in 1996



Dyson, James 1996



Given to the Museum at the launch of Dyson Appliances (Aust) at the Powerhouse Museum on 27 November 1996


Dyson Appliances (Aust) Pty Ltd


Credit Line

Gift of Dyson Appliances (Aust) Pty Ltd

Acquisition Date

24 July 1997

Cite this Object


Dyson DC01 upright vacuum cleaner 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 13 November 2018, <https://ma.as/157235>


{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/157235 |title=Dyson DC01 upright vacuum cleaner |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=13 November 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}


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