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Post# 224128   3/18/2013 at 11:17 (1,673 days old) by weatherwatch (Maryland)        

New member here, and I'm enjoying looking at all your cool stuff! Have to wipe the drool off my keyboard...

I have a couple of questions I hope you experts can help me with. I just got a GE MV-1 vacuum (in the original box, yet!) that has all the accessories but two: the dusting brush, and the instruction manual.

I'm enjoying using the machine, but two things puzzle me. First, what is that metal clip on the back for? I'm guessing it's for one keeping one of the attachments handy?

Second, what is that clippy thing that swivels up from the handle? I'm guessing it has something to do with holding the cord, but that's just a guess. I think the later models of this vacuum didn't have it.

One of the reasons I bought this is because it was advertised on the original broadcast of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer." Yeah, that's a weird reason to buy something, but that's me all over...

Post# 224131 , Reply# 1   3/18/2013 at 11:23 (1,673 days old) by weatherwatch (Maryland)        
Here's the commercial

"...for Christmas giving, it's unsurpassed!"

Vac is at the 1:00 mark

CLICK HERE TO GO TO weatherwatch's LINK

Post# 224135 , Reply# 2   3/18/2013 at 11:51 (1,673 days old) by filterboy244 (Toledo, Ohio)        

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Thats pretty cool :D

Post# 224136 , Reply# 3   3/18/2013 at 11:55 (1,673 days old) by caligula (Benton, Pa)        
Hi weatherwatch

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Welcome to our club. I'm not all that knowledgeable about machines that new, I tend to go for the old stuff. My General Electric machines are the Swivle top of 1952, Roll Easy circa 1957, and several of the early uprights from the 1930's. But I think the metal clip in bach was for holding the cord when not on use, or it could be a way to hang it on the wall in the closet.

Please drop me a note and let me know your interests as a collector, and what brands you like best. It might interest you to know that I'm the man who got the club started way back in 1980, though we didn't officially start till January of 1983.

Here's a look at our first logo, and I'll see what I can find out about the G.E.

Alex Taber.

Post# 224141 , Reply# 4   3/18/2013 at 12:08 (1,673 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Welcome to the Club!

Not only was this advertised by GE during the original broadcast of Rudolf in 1963/64, it was also on-stage along with scores of other GE products in the Christmas finale scene of the GE "Carousel of Progress" attraction at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair ...."....there's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow..."

I think the clips you are talking about are for the shoulder strap that came with the hand vac....:-)

Post# 224176 , Reply# 5   3/18/2013 at 17:19 (1,673 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

The swing out clip on handle is store hose.Connect hose to suction end,hang vac on hook or nail on wall with slot on bottom,bring other end of hose up(with or without att)and clip on.These did have shoulder strap but I think metal clip is for att such as dust brush.Good small vac that was later seen as Eureka Whisk and Oreck buster B.

Post# 224180 , Reply# 6   3/18/2013 at 17:52 (1,673 days old) by chan55 (Green Bay, WI)        

Anyone remember the GE College Bowl? I watched it just for the ads.

Post# 224184 , Reply# 7   3/18/2013 at 18:27 (1,673 days old) by caligula (Benton, Pa)        
Hi Chan55

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I loved the G.E. Collage bowl, kind of like Jeopardy of the 1950's. The host was Allen Ludden. Don't remember him? He was the host of Password, and the late husband of actress Betty White. I loved watching the dark green G. E. Swivel top going between the road cones. And boy was I upset if they showed another appliance, not the vacuum cleaner. And speaking of game shows, Queen for a day gave away a Compact, and The Newlywed game gave away an Electrolux 1205. Talk about two insulting game shows!

Thanks for a trip down memory lane.

Alex Taber.

Post# 224222 , Reply# 8   3/19/2013 at 00:50 (1,672 days old) by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

That is neat! There is one for sale on ebay right now. I see it includes a shoulder strap but where does the strap hook onto the machine if not the metal hooks?

Post# 224245 , Reply# 9   3/19/2013 at 08:37 (1,672 days old) by weatherwatch (Maryland)        

The strap hooks into the front and back of the handle. Sorry this isn't a great pic, but it gives you the basic idea.

Post# 287660 , Reply# 10   7/7/2014 at 15:17 (1,197 days old) by LeoSieben (Memphis, TN)        
Ge MV1

Are brushes or a new motor available anywhere?
The old MV1 I have was pretty good in its day (about 40 years ago).

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