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Columbus mark III vacuum and polisher find
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Post# 374413   6/25/2017 at 18:09 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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So Joanne surprised me on Saturday with yet another present. We went out on our normal Saturday drive, Out for breakfast and then the weekly shopping we then went to fetch this.

Its a early model Columbus MKIII. Its in great condition. Still needs to a good cleanup but its looking good.

This model even has the headlight opening in the dome witch is very rare.

It came with its instruction booklet and all its vacuum attachments



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Post# 374478 , Reply# 1   6/26/2017 at 17:44 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Some more before restoration pics.

This is it set up as a vacuum cleaner


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Post# 374481 , Reply# 2   6/26/2017 at 18:21 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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some of the attachments

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Post# 374482 , Reply# 3   6/26/2017 at 18:23 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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attachments hooked up, surprisingly good suction

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Post# 374483 , Reply# 4   6/26/2017 at 18:26 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The underside of the suction head and the motor

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Post# 374484 , Reply# 5   6/26/2017 at 18:32 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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So this is the polisher head. whats really interesting is that I have always seen the polisher head hooked on with the leaver in the front. However the instruction booklet clearly shows its supposed to be fitted at the back..

I will leave it in the front


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Post# 374809 , Reply# 6   7/2/2017 at 16:34 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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So Yesterday was Sebastian Birthday. He turned 6 and like me he is fascinated with vacuum cleaners. His parents have become very good friends of Joanne and mine. I can still remember the first call I got from Owen, Him thinking he had just called a normal vacuum shop to ask if i had any old vacuums I would be wiling to part with, because as he explained in his words " please don't think this is odd but my ( then ) 3 year old son is fascinated with vacuums". I laughed out loud. "He said I know it sounds odd but their is even a guy in Cape town who collects vacuums aswell" I said I know thats the reason I am laughing your speaking to him. And that was how our friendship started. Well So yesterday was his bday party so I restored this Columbus B11 polisher for him, His favorite colour is blue. It had a full rebuild , motor and paint


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Post# 374810 , Reply# 7   7/2/2017 at 16:36 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The B11 is a suction polisher only, it does not have the ability to convert into a vacuum cleaner

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Post# 374811 , Reply# 8   7/2/2017 at 16:37 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The complete unit

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