Many inventions were born from necessity and others for convenience. Others, however, are designed to lessen the drudgery and unpleasentness of daily tasks. Such was the invention of Thomas Stewart.
Cleaning floors had always meant scrubbing them on your hands and knees using a scrub brushes and rags. Thomas Stewart envisioned an easier, less painful way. Using a cloth connected to a stick handle and held in place by a metal clasp, Stewart presented the world with invention of the mop.