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Post# 166487   1/20/2012 at 13:00 (1,981 days old) by thenewdeluxe (Houston, TX)        

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Hi all,
I've been looking for the following:
Shelton Wet/Dry Jet Vac
Shop-Vac Wet/Dry Vacuum
- circa 1970s
- NEW or used

Has anyone ever seen one of these for sale? I wonder how hard it is to come by.

If you know of any for sale, please let me know.

Thanks,
Hazel





Post# 166511 , Reply# 1   1/20/2012 at 17:45 (1,980 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

I've seen two 1970s shop vacs. One is at my local Habitat Restore. It's a metal drum with wheels and is dark green. It has blower and suction ports on top of the drum and a big hose. Toggle switch and non-grounded cord. It says Super Vac on the side and was made in Hackensack NJ by Shop Vac.

My grandparents also have a red metal one with a plastic top/motor housing. Suction/blower ports on the front. It had a plastic dolley but it broke as well as the hose. That one is branded Montgomery Ward.


Post# 166775 , Reply# 2   1/23/2012 at 08:30 (1,978 days old) by thenewdeluxe (Houston, TX)        

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Thanks for the info! Its good to hear that you've seen a couple. Those sound close to what I'm looking for but not exactly. Just curious, in which city is the Habitat Restore located?

More info on what I'm looking for:
SHELTON WET/DRY JET VAC
- 1970s (1975?)
- 5, 10 or 15 gallon canister
- white canister with stripes, says "WET DRY"

SHOP-VAC WET/DRY VACUUM
- 1970s
- blue and white canister, says "wet dry vac" and "shop vac"


Post# 166780 , Reply# 3   1/23/2012 at 08:47 (1,978 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

I think someone on here has the blue and white Shop Vac. Maybe they can post a photo.

The Habitat Restore is in central Florida. Maybe there's one in your area. They seem to be the best for old vacuums, at least here. Also I saw a metal blue/white shop vac tank there the other day but it was just the tank, no top or wheels.


Post# 166784 , Reply# 4   1/23/2012 at 09:30 (1,978 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Vacuum as art?

If you look at the early work of Jeff Koons if a Shop Vac is in a plexiglass box it becomes museum quality art.(Also Hoover)

Post# 166806 , Reply# 5   1/23/2012 at 14:07 (1,978 days old) by thenewdeluxe (Houston, TX)        

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fan-of-fans, thanks for the info. I'll have to check out the Habitat Restore.

rugsucker, yeah whenever I look these up online i see the koons work and not much else.


Post# 167401 , Reply# 6   1/26/2012 at 20:09 (1,974 days old) by mister299 ()        
Is this the Shop Vac you are looking for?

My folks bought this in 1976 or maybe 1975.

Post# 167402 , Reply# 7   1/26/2012 at 20:10 (1,974 days old) by mister299 ()        
Is this the Shop Vac you are looking for?

My folks bought this in 1976 or maybe 1975.

Post# 167403 , Reply# 8   1/26/2012 at 20:12 (1,974 days old) by mister299 ()        
Side view

Side view:

Post# 167460 , Reply# 9   1/27/2012 at 10:19 (1,974 days old) by thenewdeluxe (Houston, TX)        

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hi mister299,
thanks so much for posting those images. though its not quite what i'm looking for.

i dont have a pic of the shop vac handy but here is an image of the shelton that i'm looking for. 5, 10, or 15 gallon. any color.


Post# 167568 , Reply# 10   1/28/2012 at 16:22 (1,972 days old) by floor-a-matic (New Rochester/Pemberville OH)        

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How about some Sears Craftsman vacs from that same era?

Post# 167762 , Reply# 11   1/30/2012 at 13:21 (1,971 days old) by thenewdeluxe (Houston, TX)        

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floor-a-matic, thank you though i'm specifically looking for shelton and shop-vac brands. i'm curious what the sears craftsman vacs look like. do you have any images?

Post# 365153 , Reply# 12   1/15/2017 at 13:15 by Doboy (Ohio)        
Jet Vac 40 needs filter

Hello, the THENEWDELUXE.
Are you still looking for that Jet Vac 40? I have one,,,& I still use it!
Matter of fact, that's why I joined this forum.
I've been search all over for replacement filters that fit a Jet Vac 40, 5gal canister.
Most of the Ebay filters are listed by SN,,, but no one supplies the Measurements!??

The filter that I need is 6-1/2"H x 7-1/4"w, with a 5-3/4" inside opening on top. Enclosed Metal bottom.
I sure hope that I can find some replacement filters,,,,or the part number.
lol, I can see through this old one!


Post# 368459 , Reply# 13   3/15/2017 at 10:25 by eggerskf (Northern Virginia)        
Jet Vac 40 needs filter

Doboy, did you find a filter for one in the post included? I need one for a Shelton Products Model WD-5 filter!

Hello, the THENEWDELUXE.
Are you still looking for that Jet Vac 40? I have one,,,& I still use it!
Matter of fact, that's why I joined this forum.
I've been search all over for replacement filters that fit a Jet Vac 40, 5gal canister.
Most of the Ebay filters are listed by SN,,, but no one supplies the Measurements!??

The filter that I need is 6-1/2"H x 7-1/4"w, with a 5-3/4" inside opening on top. Enclosed Metal bottom.
I sure hope that I can find some replacement filters,,,,or the part number.
lol, I can see through this old one!


Post# 368462 , Reply# 14   3/15/2017 at 11:14 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        
Wasn't...

Shop Vac an actual brand name like Skil Saws? And then everyone just started calling them all 'Shop Vacs? I think I have an original 'Shop Vac, but it's entirely a plastic affair from the  80's. I'd burn up the motor and get another from the factory. Then they quit making the motors for my model.

 

I sure like the look of the older metal tank ones.

 

Kevin


Post# 368478 , Reply# 15   3/15/2017 at 16:13 by Paul (MN)        

@kevin ... yes, Shop-Vac is a brand name of Shop-Vac Corporation.

@doboy & eggerskf ...

The Jet Vac looks very similar to my Pow-r-Vac made by Walton Products, Inc/Central Quality Industries (which has gone out of business). I have a filter product # from the packaging I saved, but it's in one of my many boxes in storage. I'm unable to look for it anytime soon.

Several years ago, I contacted Genie Home Products, but it couldn't provide any information on the Pow-r-Vac. I just sent the company another email requesting information on the Jet Vac and will let you know if I get the product # for the filter.




Post# 368526 , Reply# 16   3/16/2017 at 17:02 by Paul (MN)        

Here's the response I received from The Genie Company:

"The filters are no longer available, nor do I have a list of these.

"I do know that some people have been able to find the filters on a website called cleanstream.com. [part # 09096, $26.99 w/free shipping - The filter listed replaces Shop-Vac® Filters 903-04-00, 903-33-00, 903-34-00, 903-40-00, 903-50-00 and 903-90-00 and Genie series (PB, PH, PSH, 2000, 3000, 4000) and Black & Decker(R) Utility Vacuums (UV800B & UV1000B). GORE™ CleanStream® Filters trap dirt on the surface – just tap or rinse to clean – dirt and debris is removed from the filter. Filters pick up either wet or dry – no need to remove filter when used for water leaks, wet basement, plumbing emergencies and spills. Available with HEPA Filtration (99.97% efficient at 0.3 microns) or High Efficiency Filtration (99.7% efficient at 0.3 microns).]


You can also use the Emerson MultiFit [cartridge] filters [sic; VF2006 - HEPA, VF2007 - Standard], however, you will need to know the gallon size. And the Eureka Shop Boss [sic; 2800 series wet/dry Paper Filter] also works with most of our models (model #54775)[Filter Cage #15185119N]."





Post# 371240 , Reply# 17   4/22/2017 at 08:30 by BECCA (PRESCOTT,AZ.)        
shelton 1970 wet dry jet vac

are you still looking for the Shelton 1970s wet dry jet vac? I have one for sale --works---dose not have the attachments,but does have the hose and filter








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