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Post# 82   8/26/2006 at 21:00 (4,194 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Mine would definately be the westinghouse converto vac. These are really a rare find. I know of 2 other collectors who have them but one of the collectors his doesn't run at all. the other collector has both models and I think his blue model is complete with all the attachments but not 100% sure


Post# 83 , Reply# 1   8/26/2006 at 21:11 (4,194 days old) by converto-skip ()        
1940's Uk Remoco

This is my rare Uk remoco

Post# 93 , Reply# 2   8/26/2006 at 23:23 (4,194 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        
My rare ones

here is my Hoover 704 but with the rare cord reel that was on the 704-01.

Post# 94 , Reply# 3   8/26/2006 at 23:27 (4,194 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        
another one

this was on a thread on our sister website. The Decor Vac that looks like an ottoman. It's from the 70's.

Post# 95 , Reply# 4   8/26/2006 at 23:31 (4,194 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        
I'm on a roll!

Electrolux Commercial CA. I bought it at a San Bernardino thrift store for $25.00. It had a Olympia hose with a pigtail and a Super J Power Nozzle. I found a nice turquoise Model G hose it shares the PN with my Model G.

Post# 114 , Reply# 5   8/27/2006 at 08:38 (4,194 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Boy that Hoover model 704 that's the first time I ever see a hoover convertible with a cord reel, beautiful vac for sure.


Post# 115 , Reply# 6   8/27/2006 at 08:59 (4,194 days old) by converto-skip ()        
1981 gold council winner

My Gold plated tradition

Post# 116 , Reply# 7   8/27/2006 at 09:00 (4,194 days old) by converto-skip ()        
Back side of it

Kirby gold plated tradition

Post# 117 , Reply# 8   8/27/2006 at 09:02 (4,194 days old) by converto-skip ()        
Burgundy Eureka Model M

This is compliments of Hans craig

Post# 118 , Reply# 9   8/27/2006 at 09:05 (4,194 days old) by converto-skip ()        
Compact c4 pink standard

This compact is totally complete with original hose, cord and the attachments, the floor and rug tool are also crinkle pink in color

Post# 132 , Reply# 10   8/27/2006 at 20:38 (4,193 days old) by compactc9 ()        

I don't have anything too rare, but here is a strange one. Royal 888, the head comes off like a Kirby's. (far left)

Post# 314 , Reply# 11   8/30/2006 at 16:51 (4,191 days old) by vintagehoover (NJ)        
Model 875

My rarest cleaner would probably be the 1938 Hoover Model 875 - it was only sold for around half a year as a Standard-priced stop-gap model before the all-new Model 262 was introduced. Mine's all-original apart from the bag, and runs like new - in fact I used it to clean all the downstairs rooms this morning!

Post# 226791 , Reply# 12   4/5/2013 at 17:44 (1,781 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        

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Converto Vac = Awesomenesss!

Post# 226824 , Reply# 13   4/5/2013 at 18:57 (1,780 days old) by Vac_whisperer ()        

Hmmm. Probably my kenmore de luxe handheld, from 1932.

Post# 226846 , Reply# 14   4/5/2013 at 19:45 (1,780 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Here is my rarest vac...

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Post# 226891 , Reply# 15   4/5/2013 at 23:19 (1,780 days old) by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        
This is probably my rarest vac....

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My Electrolux Commemorative edition. It was never built to be sold, but rather given as prizes to top sales staff and branch managers. According to research, they made only 1000 of them total. I consider mine to be a little extra special though, because it was awarded to Gary Griffen who was the CEO of Electrolux at the time!

Post# 226901 , Reply# 16   4/6/2013 at 00:20 (1,780 days old) by vacuumman206 (Eastpointe, MI)        

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I would have to say my Innovation is my most rare vac, unless I'm not aware of the rarity of any other machine I own.

Post# 226910 , Reply# 17   4/6/2013 at 01:32 (1,780 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
My all chrome Filter Queen Model 200A

this one.

Post# 226940 , Reply# 18   4/6/2013 at 05:54 (1,780 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

1957 Apex Strato Cleaner model 5555.

Post# 227059 , Reply# 19   4/6/2013 at 19:26 (1,779 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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The rare vacuum I have, which is in storage and I can't get to it to take a picture of it, is a Westinghouse tank-the type on metal runners. It's the same model as the one from the episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy buys a vacuum from a door to door salesman and then has to go door to door to try to sell it. I don't have the hose or any attachments and the cord needs to be replaced, but I just love the look of it.

Post# 227106 , Reply# 20   4/6/2013 at 23:31 (1,779 days old) by cb123 (Mobile, Al.)        
1925 vacuette elec.

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It is my rarest, and Kirby's first elec.

Post# 227134 , Reply# 21   4/7/2013 at 03:18 (1,779 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

Mine would have to be my Hoover Junior 1346, from 1967. this model is pretty rare and only made for less than a year in this colourway, with the pumpkin front.
Could not believe my luck when it appeared on Ebay near me. Its in great nick too.

Post# 234076 , Reply# 22   5/26/2013 at 14:51 (1,730 days old) by kirbyfan99 ()        
rarest vacuum

m rarest vacuum would be my hoover model u4395. I say that it is rare because I only know of 12 existing u4395's: there are 2 people on youtube that own a u4395, there are 2 old ebay listings for a hoover u4395 (not the same person selling it), 1 active ebay listing, some guy on flickr owns a u4395, 4 people on vacuumland own a u4395, I know there was once an americanlisted poting for a u4395 for sale, and I own a u4395. so not sure if my hoover is rare or not. here is a photo of my Hoover Convertible next to my 2012 Kirby Sentria.

Post# 234107 , Reply# 23   5/26/2013 at 20:49 (1,729 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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My rarest vac would probably be my Rotarex, made by Apex. It has a swiveling back wheel, original vloth cord, and a very unusual switch at the bottom of the handle. It may also be my oldest, or at least one of my oldest machines. I've never seen another one of these.

Post# 234108 , Reply# 24   5/26/2013 at 20:55 (1,729 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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Another rare bird, and possibly a tie for the oldest in my collection, would be my SweeperVac. Haven't had a chance to do much with it yet. It does run but needs restoration work--lots of it! Most SweeperVacs I've seen are newer (and nicer) than this one.

Post# 234127 , Reply# 25   5/27/2013 at 02:39 (1,729 days old) by RMS2192 (Oak Lawn,IL)        
My Blue Dirt Devil Broom Vac Pro Series

I think is my rarest.

Post# 234130 , Reply# 26   5/27/2013 at 03:47 (1,729 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

My Volta U250

Post# 234185 , Reply# 27   5/27/2013 at 10:39 (1,729 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

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Tan Electrolux model G; only thing missing is the crevice tool.  Otherwise, everything is 100% originalCool


btw, nice vacuums

This post was last edited 05/27/2013 at 16:24
Post# 234186 , Reply# 28   5/27/2013 at 10:53 (1,729 days old) by animebsd ()        
eureka cordaway

also got a mint hoover 913

Post# 234198 , Reply# 29   5/27/2013 at 12:17 (1,729 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        

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I have a couple that may be somewhat rare. I just got a eureka freedom cordless upright from a vacuum shop. It is in really good shape, but it doesn't have the battery. I also have a white kenmore "proformance" upright, that looks alot like the whispertone/panasonic uprights of the 1990's, not self propelled. I have a kenmore self propelled that has the "power port" that is grey and dark grey, that is 7.5 amps,made by whirlpool. The original fantom, my eureka world vac bravo 2, my regina housekeeper, fantom fury limited, and kenmore destinys( pretty much the fantoms in gereral) are probably more rare among the vacuums I have. Also, my blue kenmore magicord canister. Will post pics soon.

Post# 234206 , Reply# 30   5/27/2013 at 13:18 (1,729 days old) by 1926700 ()        
Heres one of mine.....

A 1980 Wards Wide Stroke.

Post# 234207 , Reply# 31   5/27/2013 at 13:32 (1,729 days old) by 1926700 ()        

the FIRST ORIGINAL 1946 "domestic" upright Eureka. The machine that started a over 60 year legacy......

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