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What is Floor Mop in Tagalog? History, Designs, and Uses

What is Floor Mop in Tagalog? History, Designs, and Uses

Cleaning Tools
A floor mop in Tagalog is called “panglampaso sa sahig”, with "panglampaso" meaning "for cleaning" and "sahig" meaning "floor." The word "mop" originated from the Latin term "mappe," which translates to "napkin" or "cloth." This essential cleaning tool is not limited to homes alone, as it is also used in offices, schools, hospitals, and various other buildings.  The history of floor mops dates back to the 15th century. But according to the US Patent Office, the first patented mop holder was recorded in June 1837. This patent (#241) was granted to Jacob Howe, an inventor hailing from Worcester, Massachusetts. The design of this floor mop featured a detachable head connected to the handles by screws.  In June 1893, Thomas W. Stewart, an African American inventor from Kalamazoo, Mic...