Since 1905, the Royal Appliance Manufacturing Company has been producing vacuum cleaners, making them the oldest vacuum cleaner manufacture in the United States. Originally invented by P.A. Geier Company in Cleveland Ohio, (originally in Mr. Geier's garage), the company has changed hands over time, but has always remained committed to quality and performance.

Producing vacuum cleaners made entirely of lightweight aluminum, Royal vacuums are known for their durability. They offer upright vacuums, canister vacuums and central vacuum systems, and in 1937 started producing the first hand held vacuum, the Royal Prince. In 1954, the company was purchased by a group of investors led by Stan Erbor until his death in 1981. At that time, the company was bought by another group of investors who introduced a new sales strategy.

Part of this strategy included introducing the Dirt Devil line of products, one of the most successful lines of Royal products. But the original Royal design remains a standard, and though it has undergone innovations over the years (such as the addition of a HEPA filter to some models) the original metal design remains the same. Royal offers vacuums for both commercial and household use and for consumers have uprights, canisters, carpet extractors and central vacuums; but Royal does not offer any bagless models at this time. Most Royal vacuums come with a limited warranty and accessories and tools to allow for flexibility.

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