Video: Doctor is hoping to pick up a world record for making the smallest bagless vacuum cleaner

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Brainy Toby Bateson, 38, built the tiny machine by hand at home using a bottle to store samples of blood from animals he bought from an online veterinary supplier.

The dad from Truro, Cornwall, who started dabbling in engineering the tiny bagless cleaners as a child, is now set to have it registered with the Guinness World Records later this month. He put in a total of nine hours of work before he had the vacuum cleaner switched on and working - and although he accepts it may not be commercially viable it was a handy tool to suck up dust.

A British doctor is hoping to pick up a world record for the smallest bagless vacuum cleaner - just 2.8cm long. See SWNS story SWHOOVER; Brainy Toby Bateson, 38, built the tiny machine by hand at home using a bottle to store samples of blood from animals he bought from an online veterinary supplier. The dad from Truro, Cornwall, who started dabbling in engineering the tiny bagless cleaners as a child, is now set to have it registered with the Guinness World Records later this month. He put in a total of nine hours of work before he had the vacuum cleaner switched on and working - and although he accepts it may not be commercially viable it was a handy tool to suck up dust.

A British doctor is hoping to pick up a world record for the smallest bagless vacuum cleaner - just 2.8cm long. See SWNS story SWHOOVER; Brainy Toby Bateson, 38, built the tiny machine by hand at home using a bottle to store samples of blood from animals he bought from an online veterinary supplier. The dad from Truro, Cornwall, who started dabbling in engineering the tiny bagless cleaners as a child, is now set to have it registered with the Guinness World Records later this month. He put in a total of nine hours of work before he had the vacuum cleaner switched on and working - and although he accepts it may not be commercially viable it was a handy tool to suck up dust.

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