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Kenmore red Progressive upright with seven chamber cyclone and detachable above-floor cleaning wand
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Post# 358034   8/21/2016 at 14:17 (396 days old) by dariusii (Utah)        

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I saved-up a boat-load of Sears points without knowing it...until I found my lost Sears card in an old drawer I never use. On the day of my finding this card, I trucked over to the nearest Sears Grand...and found this beauty of a machine -- a red Progressive upright cyclone cylinder model # 116.10135510.  I carried this up to the check-out...and cost me a whopping 27 bucks -- down from the $150.00 plus price advertised. I must say...this is was an awesome day! Since then...I have discovered this machine is quiet, has intuitive floor-to-carpet selections (much like the friction-based dyson 07, 33; and Simplicity-line American-made vacuums), sports a detachable aluminum wand...and favors a beautful design much like one may expect in a nicely crafted automobile ready for show in a local show room. Its filtration is exceptional -- due to a 7 port cyclone design. It is equipped with a super soft bristled dusting tool...a long and capable crevice tool...and the Sears-branded "Pet Mate" turbo tool -- which rides on the side of the machine. **My question to SOMEONE WHO MAY KNOW: is this a Pansasonic machine in Kenmore disquise? If questions of quality have been answered.  *dariusii*

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Post# 358037 , Reply# 1   8/21/2016 at 15:15 (396 days old) by panasonicvac (Seattle, Washington)        
It is made by Panasonic

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Panasonic also made one in a blue color if you look online at Panasonic's website. It's expected to be discontinued in a few months because Panasonic is ending their vacuum production.

Post# 358038 , Reply# 2   8/21/2016 at 15:32 (396 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Panasonic will continue to manufacture vacuums under the Kenmore name, and others, but they will not make them to be sold under the Panasonic name


Post# 358039 , Reply# 3   8/21/2016 at 15:32 (396 days old) by dariusii (Utah)        

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What...Panasonic in general is discontinuing vacuum production...after all these years? 

Post# 358040 , Reply# 4   8/21/2016 at 15:35 (396 days old) by dariusii (Utah)        
Panasonic ceasing it's own brand name...

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What's the logic behind Panasonic no longer producing machines under its own name? 

Post# 358041 , Reply# 5   8/21/2016 at 16:16 (396 days old) by panasonicvac (Seattle, Washington)        

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It is true. Panasonic will no longer be making anymore vacuums, not only that but they are pulling out all of the home appliances and TV production in North America, mainly due because they are more focused on making commercial and industrial--batteries for EVs, power storage, and aircraft components. Panasonic isn't continuing making vacuums for Kenmore, Panasonic did not renew their contract with Sears. Cleva is now making vacuums for Kenmore using the design and tooling they bought from Panasonic.

Post# 358042 , Reply# 6   8/21/2016 at 16:39 (396 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Strange...when I brought this up at the store [used to work in a vac store] He said it was only under their name they were stopping

Post# 358046 , Reply# 7   8/21/2016 at 18:35 (396 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
It's not only

Panasonic with the culture shift. Lets be real, todays young people in the USA don't want to work in a factory.
Ford is also moving to more of an information and software company. Ford is stopping, (or has already) vehicle production in Australia. So has GM, Mitsubishi, and Toyota.
Will the USA be next? Not overnight now, this change began in the 1980s. Even before that. Slowly manufacturing has migrated to Mexico, and Asia.
New factories will become fully robotized. The human staff will repair the machines when they break, until they invent new ones that can also do that.

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