Thread Number: 29078  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
What is it? TUEC floor sweep/vacuum attachment that you PULL along with a rope?
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Post# 324952   5/16/2015 at 02:44 (1,130 days old) by acfixerdude (Texas)        

This is HEAVY and OLD! Maybe somebody here can tell me more about this, like how old, rarity, value, used for carpet or flat floors, etc?

From the tag I can read -

**** (can't make it out) VACUUM CLEANER HEAD
Atlantis (?) Products
Model No. 7000 Serial No. *******
Mfg. by

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Post# 324955 , Reply# 1   5/16/2015 at 05:07 (1,130 days old) by Hooverboy81 (Myrtle Place)        

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Looks like it says pool vacuum head to me...which is exactly what it looks to be. I can't imagine what else it could be used for.

Post# 324965 , Reply# 2   5/16/2015 at 09:22 (1,130 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
? TUEC ?

If this is the one I have only heard of it was to be pulled back and forth in hard to reach areas such as floors under church pews,classroom desks,etc.Tuecs were often built in with long hoses.Could be 1910-1920??I think others have seen literature.

Post# 324974 , Reply# 3   5/16/2015 at 11:32 (1,130 days old) by acfixerdude (Texas)        

This came out of a university building... not sure if it was used for the purposes it was designed for or if it was used for some experimental/research stuff...

Post# 324985 , Reply# 4   5/16/2015 at 12:49 (1,130 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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It is indeed a pool vacuum cleaner head as indicated by the plaque. I'd be curious as to when it was made and if "TUEC" is any affiliation to The United Electric Company which made the Ohio Tuec vacuum cleaner in the 1910's and '20's?

- Hershel

Post# 325004 , Reply# 5   5/16/2015 at 19:05 (1,130 days old) by acfixerdude (Texas)        

I think this may answer some of my original questions as well as the question of this being from The United Electric Company or not.

Still have no clue as to its value or rarity. Does this belong in the Smithsonian? lol, ya right.

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Post# 325040 , Reply# 6   5/17/2015 at 12:55 (1,129 days old) by acfixerdude (Texas)        


Post# 386560 , Reply# 7   2/22/2018 at 13:30 by acfixerdudelbk (Lubbock)        
Now up for auction!!!

This product is now up for auction on Ebay!

This tool was manufactured in Canton, OH in the early 1900s ( 1920 1950) prior to the company being sold and moved to North Carolina.

This is a special cleaning tool with extension handle, hose and inlet valve, employed to remove precipitates from the bottom of swimming pools, and clean the sides of such pools of accumulated sediment, too fine to be gathered in any other way.

Starting price is $199.99!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO acfixerdudelbk's LINK on eBay

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Post# 386659 , Reply# 8   2/24/2018 at 02:48 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The pool vacuum I used when we lived in a house that had one-the cleaner head was connected to VERY long "wands"that you used while staning on the edge of the pool.the wands were long enough to reach the bottom of the deep end.for pool cleaning they were fine-but out of the pool the head and wands was unwieldy.It connected to the pump system.the debris was filtered out in a strainer basket like device.For using the pool-us boys had to take care of it.Out pool vacuum had no ropes on it.

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