Thread Number: 34195  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Whats this Vorwerk attatchment?
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Post# 370571   4/12/2017 at 15:31 (245 days old) by hooverkid (PA,USA)        

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By the way it look on the eBay listing I had thought it was a crevice tool but I think I was wrong. Anyone know what it does?

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Post# 370603 , Reply# 1   4/12/2017 at 21:21 (244 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I wonder if that might be a short handle for a Vorwerk handvac. It looks like the narrow end takes a German power cord, and the wider end plugs into the handvac. Or maybe this helps convert a classic Vorwerk upright into a shorter handvac. Just my guesses.

Post# 370672 , Reply# 2   4/14/2017 at 05:39 (243 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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EUREKA!
Hello, I needed to think a little about it but I came out with a possible solution: that adapter was meant to replace tha main telescopic handle of a german Vorwerk vk 120, and allow to connect the electric portable handle that was provided with the original "Polster boy" whan it had to be used not connected to the vacuum cleaner in the upholstery shampooing mode. This would have allowed Handling the unit with it, I don't know for which purpose. In Italy Vorwerk vk 12o was designed with a three-piece handle: the lower one was green plastic and had lower cord hook and, power switch, and cord attached, mid steel handle and plastic handle grip with upper cord hook. When using the cleaner with attachments you would remove upper handle so you didn't need anything else. A side handle with shoulder strap could be easily fitted. On German model the handle came in one piece, telescopic, with power switch at figertip on the handle grip and power cord coming out of the handle. None of the instruction manuals in my possess show this adapter!
Greetings, Tommy


Post# 370674 , Reply# 3   4/14/2017 at 06:44 (243 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Haha, Tommy! Your explanation makes sense...this is some sort of handle that allows the user to use some specific tool for an adaptable Vorwerk system. I will look up the Polsterboy and see if any videos show it being used with this green handle. Grazie!!! :-)

Post# 370675 , Reply# 4   4/14/2017 at 07:07 (243 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Indeed, this green attachment fits a Vorwerk Polsterboy 410. It is used when you want to use the Polsterboy (love that name! Upholstery+Poster Boy) to rub in dry cleaning powder like Kobosan. Since you don't need the electrified suction hose for this procedure, Vorwerk gives you a way to do it without the hose! Attach the wide end of this adapter to the Polsterboy, then plug in the power cord on the other end and away you go!

Post# 370764 , Reply# 5   4/15/2017 at 03:48 (242 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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Eurekaprince,
that adapter is not for using the polsterboy on its own for that purpose, it something for allowing the electric cord of polsterboy pb430 on a vacuum cleaner vk 120. Quite Tricky! No literature or videos at all! Let's make it!
Tommy


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