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Post# 370641   4/13/2017 at 13:31 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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We gave the 1950s section of the Vacuum Cleaner Museum a complete and thorough cleaning and dusting. We even used the pink General Electric swivel top canister to do the dusting and the rugs. Getting everything ready for the vacuum collectors convention in June. How am I going to fit over 100 people into the 1950s section for our barbecue lunch?

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Post# 370642 , Reply# 1   4/13/2017 at 13:34 by Dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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All the machines have been arranged by their type and brand

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Post# 370643 , Reply# 2   4/13/2017 at 14:17 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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The Fabulous Fifties! Looks Great, Tom! With I could make it this year but I don't think I'll be able to.


Post# 371790 , Reply# 3   5/5/2017 at 09:33 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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What is the date on the end of the wands on your Electronic? Isn't this a 121?
Mine is 1961

Post# 371797 , Reply# 4   5/5/2017 at 13:22 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
the 1950's

I think the 1950's decade brought us some of the best canisters ever made. Let's see, there was the Eureka canned ham vibrabeat, the vibrabeat tool was not that useful and sounded quite annoying, but the motor that was used in that vacuum has a great sound to it. Many other vacuums of the time used that motor as well, and for good reason. I think Airway made some great canisters at that time, and the Kenkart's had a very quiet nice sounding motor as well. And let's not forget the Sunbeam dual deluxe. That was the most powerful canister vacuum at that time, nothing else even came close. And then there's the Lewyts, nice vacuums besides their flaw of shocking people, that's why I call them the zappers. Tom, did the General Electric vacuum you mentioned in the first post use the really nice sounding Ametek motor?

Post# 371800 , Reply# 5   5/5/2017 at 15:48 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Hi Mark:
No, GE made their own motors. Ametek motors were used in many other vacuums at that time - ironic that they all had the same suction but advertised themselves as being the most powerful you could get. Compact, Filter Queen, Eureka, Lewyt, etc. all had the same motor and same suction.

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