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Post# 129594   3/28/2011 at 22:57 (2,672 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

Lots of goodies!

Some of which may end up in the raffle at the convention...

Post# 129595 , Reply# 1   3/28/2011 at 22:58 (2,672 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

Hamilton Beach model 14... anyone know what year this is from?

Post# 129596 , Reply# 2   3/28/2011 at 22:59 (2,672 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

Tools... look like they've been used maybe 4 times.

Post# 129597 , Reply# 3   3/28/2011 at 22:59 (2,672 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

Funny little GE upright, I know noting about this cleaner... but it intrigues me. Haven't even plugged it in yet.. came with bags!

Post# 129598 , Reply# 4   3/28/2011 at 23:00 (2,672 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

Kirby model 510. Not sure what year it's from, has most of the tools... cord and handle grip aren't original. $5.

Post# 129600 , Reply# 5   3/28/2011 at 23:01 (2,672 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

Bag seems nice. Original.

((Pardon my fuzzy arm))

Post# 129601 , Reply# 6   3/28/2011 at 23:03 (2,672 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

2 Hoover tool sets. 3100 and 3250. Dates printed on the boxes are 1958 and 1963. I hoped the model 31 or 65 that went with the 3100 cleaning tool kit was somewhere to be found, but no luck. :-(

Post# 129603 , Reply# 7   3/28/2011 at 23:03 (2,672 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

And another lonely hose with some straggler attachments.

Post# 129606 , Reply# 8   3/28/2011 at 23:05 (2,672 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

WOW Fred, the bag on that Kirby looks perfect!! This could could be a 509, 510, 511 or 512. I'm gonna throw out a guess, without seeing the sides and back of the machine -- is it a 509?

Post# 129607 , Reply# 9   3/28/2011 at 23:07 (2,672 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Oh heheh, I posted my ? before you finished posting your photos. A 510 eh. What would cliched that was if I could have seen the rear end, to see if there's a "Sweet-Aire" port on the back of the Sani-Emptor. I'm just dyin' here over that bag!!!

Post# 129612 , Reply# 10   3/28/2011 at 23:13 (2,672 days old) by KirbyDS80 (California)        

The model 510 you have here was made in 1950. I'd love to have something like that. Very nice find.

Post# 129613 , Reply# 11   3/28/2011 at 23:19 (2,672 days old) by electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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Fred I have the earlier version of the model 14, it was left at the Dump and a friend resurected it for me, unfortunately the bag was toast. I will post up a pic soon :-)

Post# 129614 , Reply# 12   3/28/2011 at 23:20 (2,672 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        
Great stuff Fred!!!

Can't you visit for a week or two and take me to some estate sales? That Hamilton Beach hose is gorgeous.


PS I think Nair makes a product for arm fuzz.

Post# 129615 , Reply# 13   3/28/2011 at 23:20 (2,672 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

Yes, there is a Sweet-Aire port on the back of the emtor... but the little screwy thing that goes in the hole is missing or broken off. Not sure, I'll have to investigate further.

What color cord would this have had originally? And would the handle grip have been black or red? It's 'Tradition Blue' right now... which seems odd.

Post# 129620 , Reply# 14   3/28/2011 at 23:28 (2,672 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Fred, that Kirby 510 of yours is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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And I am officially jealous of you right now! To find a 510 in that condition, with the bag as nice as it is, is rare.

You lucky son of a gun....Rob

Post# 129637 , Reply# 15   3/28/2011 at 23:53 (2,672 days old) by KirbyDS80 (California)        
To answer

I believe both cord and handle grip would have been a red color. You could if you wanted to take both off of a Classic III and put thoes on this model. Good luck

Post# 129641 , Reply# 16   3/29/2011 at 00:21 (2,671 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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Fred, the cord would have been grey with dark red ends.

Post# 129647 , Reply# 17   3/29/2011 at 01:05 (2,671 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Actually, the original 510 handle grip was dark gray vinyl, and the cord was dark gray rubber - all the same color as the bumper and headlight trim.

Post# 129648 , Reply# 18   3/29/2011 at 01:08 (2,671 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

And p.s. the cord had a large round machine-end plug, not the flat one like the cord with the red plugs. So yes the Classic III cord would fit, but it doesn't look right because the "hole" for the plug is much bigger than the plug.

Post# 129649 , Reply# 19   3/29/2011 at 01:08 (2,671 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

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Post# 129660 , Reply# 20   3/29/2011 at 05:43 (2,671 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        
Great finds Fred...

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Esp the Kirby with the original bag in great condition.


Post# 129665 , Reply# 21   3/29/2011 at 06:38 (2,671 days old) by luxg ()        

Great finds Fred. Somewhere I remember seeing ads for that GE upright!

Post# 129666 , Reply# 22   3/29/2011 at 06:42 (2,671 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Nice score as usual Fred

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I have seen the GE before, its kinda like the lighter version of the Kenmore Duo. IIRC its quite a bit of power for a little guy. Nice Kirby too!
To bad the 61 or 35 wasn't there to go with the hoses =(
But with you and Rob's luck you will find them. There waiting in closet near you!

Post# 129673 , Reply# 23   3/29/2011 at 07:36 (2,671 days old) by henry200 ()        
What a catch!!!

I'm going to the wrong sales! The Kirby bag looks virtually pristine. That Hamiliton Beach WITH its rare is that?! I remember taking a liking to that GE when it was new in the stores. Could I be right in thinking it was sold at Target?

Post# 129675 , Reply# 24   3/29/2011 at 08:36 (2,671 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Nice Kirby! The 510 was made in 1950.


Post# 129688 , Reply# 25   3/29/2011 at 10:41 (2,671 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
H B 14

Believe it or not, that 14 was made thru the mid fifties, it looks old fashioned, but they sold it a long time!

Post# 129690 , Reply# 26   3/29/2011 at 10:45 (2,671 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

fab finds. I was thinking the same thing as well with GE looking like the Kenmore duo power

Post# 129878 , Reply# 27   3/30/2011 at 11:15 (2,670 days old) by myvacsrock (Dayton, OH)        

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Fred. i cannot stop looking at that GE. fantastic machine!

Post# 129889 , Reply# 28   3/30/2011 at 13:47 (2,670 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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It seems like everywhere but my area has some good stuff to be found! Those are some awesome machines! And I've never seen that kind of General Electric before! Congrats!

Post# 129953 , Reply# 29   3/30/2011 at 21:10 (2,670 days old) by thevacuumman (Fritch, TX)        

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I remember my grandma had a GE like that when she had her flea
market booth

Post# 129965 , Reply# 30   3/30/2011 at 22:12 (2,670 days old) by electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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when did the model 14 production begin Hans?

Post# 130032 , Reply# 31   3/31/2011 at 08:57 (2,669 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        
Old Vacuums No Vacuums

Hi Chase Dont feel to bad here on long Island New NY the days of getting old vacuums is just about over. I know what you mean when i see our club members geting such nice machines i think well some day. Well Chase keep up the fine work you sound like a fine young man. Remember school firist then Vacuum collecting . God bless Doug

Post# 130052 , Reply# 32   3/31/2011 at 16:37 (2,669 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

The GE was a really cool vac I remember growing up, they where also made and sold in Australia before the GE appliances where taken over by Black & Decker .

I have four GE's in my collection and love them ...

Both of these are US machines I shipped over.


Post# 130053 , Reply# 33   3/31/2011 at 16:41 (2,669 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

my other GE upright

Post# 130055 , Reply# 34   3/31/2011 at 16:43 (2,669 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

and the last Aussie GE vac the Genie,

such a cute little machine...


Post# 130436 , Reply# 35   4/3/2011 at 13:12 (2,666 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        


What a wonderful collection of GEs.. I'm anxious to get the one I just found cleaned up and working. I do have a GE upright that I found at a sale some time ago which also needs some love to get working again. For the full-size uprights, what kind of belt do you use? If I recall, the belt pulley coming off of the machine is cone-shaped? And the cleaner calls for a flat-belt. Do you have the tools for any of your GE uprights?

That little burgundy Genie looks very much like the Regina Brush & Beat vacuum that was around the US in the 70s.

Post# 130468 , Reply# 36   4/3/2011 at 17:40 (2,666 days old) by henry200 ()        
GE memories

It's amazing how a couple photographs can dredge up a flood of memories.   I had completely forgotten about these machines until I saw the pics here.


I remember when the GE vacuums as in replies 32 & 33 were added to the lineup at Target.  I specifically remember being at the store on Robert St. the day a rep was demonstrating them.   I was impressed enough with the performance and features to be swayed from my infatuation with all things Hoover!  The flat belt and cone shaped shaft were supposed to prevent hair and threads from building up, thus preventing belt slippage.   On the full sized models the lever to switch from rug/floor to attachments closed off the air passage to the front of the cleaner in such a way that less suction was lost than the rear-entry Convertibles at the time.   And to top it off, I was flabbergasted that a vacuum without beater bars could remove embedded grit from a rug so well.



Post# 383479 , Reply# 37   1/3/2018 at 01:55 (199 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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At reply #6 & #7, I love the older Hoover stretch hose for the Convertibles. Itís looks longer!

Post# 383492 , Reply# 38   1/3/2018 at 09:21 (199 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I have one of those stretch hoses for a rear attachment type convertible. Easily longer than a Tufflex hose. Those Ultraflex hoses were great!

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