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Post# 139059   6/8/2011 at 20:55 (1,148 days old) by recruitu1 ()        

I just thought that everyone on here would apppreciate this new machine that I ran across and bought. its called the ritello, I bought 2 and would be interested in selling 1 for what i paid for it. It comes complete with a shampooer and zippbrush, pretty nice machine it has 4 speeds and a cord rewinder!




Post# 139061 , Reply# 1   6/8/2011 at 21:01 (1,148 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ)        
I want one

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how much ? Are they new and complete ?

Post# 139063 , Reply# 2   6/8/2011 at 21:05 (1,148 days old) by recruitu1 ()        
Ritellos

I have 2 of them. I will sell the one I used a few times but still is like new in the boxes for 550. i paid 600 each for the 2. They are new I guess in florida.

Post# 139064 , Reply# 3   6/8/2011 at 21:06 (1,148 days old) by recruitu1 ()        
pics with powerhead on it

Powerhead

Post# 139067 , Reply# 4   6/8/2011 at 21:08 (1,148 days old) by recruitu1 ()        
pic wth shampooer

shampooer

Post# 139068 , Reply# 5   6/8/2011 at 21:09 (1,148 days old) by recruitu1 ()        
pic with all attachments

with attachments

Post# 139070 , Reply# 6   6/8/2011 at 21:14 (1,148 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ)        
Can you post

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actual pictures of the machine , I also want to see the power nozzle brush roll .

Post# 139073 , Reply# 7   6/8/2011 at 21:21 (1,148 days old) by recruitu1 ()        
I will get some more actuall pics

on here tomorrow, i need to get some more batterys for mydigital camera.Its a pretty nice machine.

Post# 139092 , Reply# 8   6/8/2011 at 22:32 (1,148 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke (Orlando, FL)        

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I've never seen one like that before... looking forward to seeing the power nozzle better.... That's my favorite part of a canister. It looks very robotic.

Post# 139107 , Reply# 9   6/9/2011 at 00:53 (1,148 days old) by trav-styles (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Here's a short demo video I found, it shows the machine close up. It seems better than I thought it would be, but there's no way I'd take one of these over the newest Rainbow or a Miele. They brag about being the first water vacuum with a display screen...that display screen, in my opinion, is tacky and pointless. If I could order the machine without the "screen," I'd definitely do so.

Overall, it looks OK...not as bad as I thought, but definitely not something I'd lust over.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO trav-styles's LINK


Post# 139110 , Reply# 10   6/9/2011 at 01:28 (1,148 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

After watching the video clip-do like my new Rainbow better-I would think Librex would have some concerns that the Rainbow-Rexair folks may try to sue Librex for patent infringements-there are features of the Ritello that are like the Rainbow.the "display" screen sounds sort of silly to me-but the additional motor speeds could be helpful.And the "Zipbrush" like what comes with G series Kirbys.The Ritello is less expensive than the Rainbow-Are these normally sold DTD like the Rainbow?Never heard of this brand until now.

Post# 139111 , Reply# 11   6/9/2011 at 01:32 (1,148 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I have to say-the Ritello machine sort of has an "evil" look to me-sure it works well-but just looks "evil"It reminds me of the alien creature that tried to take over the Earth by creating bat like creatures that took over people minds and put them under the alein beings control-that being looked just like that Ritello vacuum cleaner!I am trying to remember the name of that movie-came out in the fifties.

Post# 139118 , Reply# 12   6/9/2011 at 04:25 (1,148 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
New water trap vacuum -Ritello

Looks intereting
Does anyone know if the power nozzle is turbine or electric?
Where would you get parts and service (like if your circuit board wnet bad)
What type of motor des it use?


Post# 139130 , Reply# 13   6/9/2011 at 10:08 (1,147 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke (Orlando, FL)        

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Watching the video made me lose respect for the company. They are called LEREX.... seems similar to Rexair... and they even call their machine the SE series? Are ypu kidding? They also include a Kirby Zip brush.... seems the only thing they are good at is copying other manufacurers... oh yeah, I love how they say they "invented" the cord winder for their machine... I could have sworn the cord winder was invented long before this company was ever thought of...

Post# 139131 , Reply# 14   6/9/2011 at 10:09 (1,147 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke (Orlando, FL)        

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Watching the video made me lose respect for the company. They are called LEREX.... seems similar to Rexair... and they even call their machine the SE series? Are ypu kidding? They also include a Kirby Zip brush.... seems the only thing they are good at is copying other manufacurers... oh yeah, I love how they say they "invented" the cord winder for their machine... I could have sworn the cord winder was invented long before this company was ever thought of...

Post# 139139 , Reply# 15   6/9/2011 at 10:58 (1,147 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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Agreed!

It looks nice, but so many similarities. I'm sure they have cut corners somewhere. To have REX and SE in the names.....(really?) Same color brown too. Does this company have a previous model so their new model can be called SE?


Post# 139140 , Reply# 16   6/9/2011 at 11:01 (1,147 days old) by Trebor (Fort Wayne, IN)        
The comapny name....

is Librex. And Kirby did not invent the Zipp brush, It was copied from Vorwerk who called it the Polster Boy. An electric hose is included. The shampoo head is non-electric, the upholstery tool is turbo driven, There is no need for an electric hose unless there is an electric P/N

Post# 139151 , Reply# 17   6/9/2011 at 12:44 (1,147 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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According to their website, these are only available in South Africa?

Post# 139170 , Reply# 18   6/9/2011 at 17:01 (1,147 days old) by Trebor (Fort Wayne, IN)        
Here is...

their website.

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Post# 139189 , Reply# 19   6/9/2011 at 20:18 (1,147 days old) by troopersam ()        

The video showed a brushed motor, very similar to the first E Series motors in appearance. It looks like they've largely copied the E Series, and added multiple speeds. They've created their own styling, but it's pretty much a nineties E Series with a few improvements.

Post# 139190 , Reply# 20   6/9/2011 at 20:19 (1,147 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Simple reason for the similarities....

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I'm willing to bet BIG MONEY that Librex, the company that makes Ritello, & Rexair, are probably owned by some corporate giant. That would explain why this company is getting away with making a thinly-disguised copy....they aren't!! Simply a different brand, changed the design a little, to suit a different market.

And I bet there are other companies that are owned by this same corporate giant. Look at the Ocean Blue, whose parent company is Hy-Cite Corp....that vacuum looks like an updated Rainbow D2!

Rob


Post# 139193 , Reply# 21   6/9/2011 at 20:31 (1,147 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ)        
Rexair is not connected

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with any other vacuum cleaner company . Librex has just copied it enough to avoid a law suit . This is not the first company to try to clone another companies success nor will it be the last .

Post# 139194 , Reply# 22   6/9/2011 at 20:37 (1,147 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Dan, I'm not saying Rexair is directly connected to Ritello, just they are probably owned by the same corporation. That's why they're getting away with this copy.

And if they ARE NOT, I'm willing to bet Rexair will be filing suit rather quickly, & this company won't be around long. This would be too blatant of a copy to survive a challenge in court.

Rob


Post# 139198 , Reply# 23   6/9/2011 at 20:59 (1,147 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ)        
Rob

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I guess you forgot about the Oreck / Bissel Law suit ? Oreck sued Bissell for the Pro Lite 8lb vacuum that Oreck claimed that Bissell copied. Bissell used to build Oreck vacuums for them for many years. Oreck sued for patent infringement and the Judge threw it out of court. I am sure Bissell made the Pro lite as a we`ll get back at Oreck for pulling out of a contract to build their vacuums. Many companies have very good lawyers to help protect them to make sure they avoid a law suit.
Dan


Post# 139201 , Reply# 24   6/9/2011 at 21:05 (1,147 days old) by Trebor (Fort Wayne, IN)        
Patents are a tricky business...

The separator is now fair game. Water filtration is fair game. Just because the Ritello has a similar body style does not mean Rexair will launch a lawsuit. Despite all the water filtration separator based vacuums on the market, most people have never heard of any but Rainbow. A lawsuit will only increase awareness of all seven or eight Rainbow competitors, and if the Ritello is substantially less expensive, it will increase Ritello's share at the expense of Rainbow's. The plaintiff has no control over the publicity the defendant gives to a lawsuit. Hoover executed a brilliant maneuver as the defendant by publicizing a lawsuit against them. Not 100% sure, but I believe it was Western Electric who sued Hoover. Hoover exploited the lawsuit to garner public sympathy and increase awareness of their product and its uniqueness. Hoover's patent on a rotating brush as up in 1925, and they scored an engineering coup with the invention of the beater bar. Air-Way copied it (sort of) and was successfully sued by Hoover, where after Airway concentrated on tank-type cleaners. If I were Ritello's legal team, I would be prepared to turn a lawsuit into a triumph.

Rexair has only themselves to blame for the proliferation of their competition. Upon closer examination, disgruntled and mistreated RGD's have been involved in the development of several of their competition.


Post# 139203 , Reply# 25   6/9/2011 at 21:08 (1,147 days old) by Trebor (Fort Wayne, IN)        
And Tacony bought...

the rights to the Bissell because it was competition to their Riccar and Simplicity lightweights. It still available under the Tornado name

Post# 139206 , Reply# 26   6/9/2011 at 21:12 (1,147 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ)        
That is who

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started the Ritello company a former RGD and a designer/engineer who used to work for Rainbow. Every Water vacuum has had a former RGD start them just as Jim Kirby was a former Royal employee and former Tristar people started Miracle Mate , Patriot and Vortech Force ect.

Post# 139289 , Reply# 27   6/10/2011 at 11:37 (1,146 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Dan...

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Hello Dan,

I'm curious as to how you came to the conclusion that Jim Kirby was an employee of Royal.


Cheers & hagd all,

Bill


Post# 139290 , Reply# 28   6/10/2011 at 11:46 (1,146 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ)        
Hi Bill thats what my

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Kirby distributer told me ? Is it true or not ?

Post# 139293 , Reply# 29   6/10/2011 at 12:04 (1,146 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ)        
Hi Bill

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I just posted the History of Jim Kirby on the vintage section.
Dan


Post# 139294 , Reply# 30   6/10/2011 at 12:14 (1,146 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Dan & Distributor info source...

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Hello Dan,

If this is the same Distributor who was providing info regarding the 'new' Kirby, then I genuinely apologize for the inaccurate info you seem to be receiving from him or her.


Distributors [or people in ANY business, NOT just Kirby] who 'spout-off' inaccurate info just to sell their products, are one of the very causes why 'people' get 'bent-out-of-shape' when later they find out they were lied to.

I understand, sometimes... it is innocently done; however, many times it is blatant.



If you refer to this old thread, you will find my take on this. See link (post #5):


www.vacuumland.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-...


I hope this is of assistance.

Cheers & hagd all,

Bill




CLICK HERE TO GO TO a007kirbyman's LINK


Post# 139304 , Reply# 31   6/10/2011 at 14:30 (1,146 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ)        
Hi Bill , If you tell a story

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enough times and everyone you tell a story to will tell it to others just as you did word for word correct ?
Dan


Post# 139307 , Reply# 32   6/10/2011 at 15:35 (1,146 days old) by whirlpolf (Germany)        
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just a tiny remark - or a more expanded vision if you will.
The zip brush (Kirby's) and Vorwerk's "Textilbürste" are indeed very much alike.
While I cannot make out who invented what first, it is obvious that they follow the same basic scheme. (Rotating disc having bristles, both being air flow driven).

Some Kirby guys I had here claimed that Kirby was first, some Vorwerk guys that I had here as well, they claimed Vorwerk was first. (No idea, I am not a patent attorney, nor do I think that I will ever be).

Fact is: The Vorwerk turbo hand brush has the abbreviation "TKB" (Textilkehrbürste = textiles sweeper brush or textile brush for short). It was TKB 1 for the weaker VK something stick vacs and TKB 240 for their first canister VK240. Later there were other numbers as the model numbers of main units changed. Basic thumb rule: The canister models hat somewhat "stiffer" bushings to it, to make up for a stronger suction. Also: Green middle ejector buttons mean you have a first generation model in front of you, yellow ejector buttons mean you have a later, second generation model (with some added 1000 rpm.)

The "Polsterboy" units came up, when all air-driven brush patents expired here, Vorwerk was then launching this electric motor driven unit, along with it they would issue the electric suction hoses (it was basic on the tank type units because of their remote speed control in the handle, but sold as an extra to the stick vacs which had the switch in the main handle (telescopic steel stick).
Polsterboy started up with model 410, then 411 and so on, all of them featuring an oscillating swivel brush, powered by some 50 watts internal motor. (Some models had this extra electric hand grip to it, making it possible to grind cleaning powder or sprays into the couches - prior to vacuuming of the dried powder).
Today's "Polsterboy" (upholstery boy) has 2 counter-revolving brushes, electrically powered. Whether it has a different type of rollers for rubbing in the cleaning agents, this I don't know. Also whether today's model features the extra handle with 7 m cable, I don't know either. I had withdrawn from caring about Vorwerks long ago. Nonetheless, I might give your more elaborate links to go on with.

Cheers
Joe


Post# 139309 , Reply# 33   6/10/2011 at 15:47 (1,146 days old) by whirlpolf (Germany)        
Trebor (Robert Knox)

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just a tiny remark - or a more expanded vision if you will.
The zip brush (Kirby's) and Vorwerk's "Textilbürste" are indeed very much alike.
While I cannot make out who invented what first, it is obvious that they follow the same basic scheme. (Rotating disc having bristles, both being air flow driven).

Some Kirby guys I had here claimed that Kirby was first, some Vorwerk guys that I had here as well, they claimed Vorwerk was first. (No idea, I am not a patent attorney, nor do I think that I will ever be).

Fact is: The Vorwerk turbo hand brush has the abbreviation "TKB" (Textilkehrbürste = textiles sweeper brush or textile brush for short). It was TKB 1 for the weaker VK something stick vacs and TKB 240 for their first canister VK240. Later there were other numbers as the model numbers of main units changed. Basic thumb rule: The canister models hat somewhat "stiffer" bushings to it, to make up for a stronger suction. Also: Green middle ejector buttons mean you have a first generation model in front of you, yellow ejector buttons mean you have a later, second generation model (with some added 1000 rpm.)

The "Polsterboy" units came up, when all air-driven brush patents expired here, Vorwerk was then launching this electric motor driven unit, along with it they would issue the electric suction hoses (it was basic on the tank type units because of their remote speed control in the handle, but sold as an extra to the stick vacs which had the switch in the main handle (telescopic steel stick).
Polsterboy started up with model 410, then 411 and so on, all of them featuring an oscillating swivel brush, powered by some 50 watts internal motor. (Some models had this extra electric hand grip to it, making it possible to grind cleaning powder or sprays into the couches - prior to vacuuming of the dried powder).
Today's "Polsterboy" (upholstery boy) has 2 counter-revolving brushes, electrically powered. Whether it has a different type of rollers for rubbing in the cleaning agents, this I don't know. Also whether today's model features the extra handle with 7 m cable, I don't know either. I had withdrawn from caring about Vorwerks long ago. Nonetheless, I might give your more elaborate links to go on with.

Cheers
Joe


Post# 139310 , Reply# 34   6/10/2011 at 15:48 (1,146 days old) by whirlpolf (Germany)        
sorry for the double post

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please remove one.
thanks
Joe


Post# 139331 , Reply# 35   6/10/2011 at 18:22 (1,146 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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To the OP

Can you make a video of this in operation and post to YouTube?


Thanks :)





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