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RCA Whirlpool canister
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Post# 3229   10/30/2006 at 15:45 (4,251 days old) by convertible68 ()        

I've never seen one like this before, only the power-nozzle-equipped version that Skip has. Perhaps this was a lower-end model? Appears to be in nice shape.

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Post# 3231 , Reply# 1   10/30/2006 at 16:21 (4,251 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Austin I have never seen one like it either and with the way it's made I know now that Whirlpool sure did make the kenmores as this one sure looks like a Kenmore


Post# 3264 , Reply# 2   10/31/2006 at 10:54 (4,250 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        

I don't remember if it was Whirlpool or Kenmore, but one of these companies gave it the name "Low Boy". I got a similar model in the Kenmore version for my 4th Xmas after my mother threw my beautiful blue/grey Constellation- one of the first. I remind her all the time of what that machine is worth as a collectible. Anyway, here's a rare pic of me and Xmas present.

Post# 3287 , Reply# 3   10/31/2006 at 19:56 (4,250 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Hi John that's the exact Kenmore My mother used to have color and all


Post# 3288 , Reply# 4   10/31/2006 at 20:04 (4,250 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        


I sure wish I had it today, along with the Kenmore Commander my nextdoor neighbor gave me. I suppose my mother had a complex, as she kept making these machines disappear. Lordy! It's not like I was playin with dolls or anything! (but I did! LOL)

Post# 3335 , Reply# 5   11/1/2006 at 13:52 (4,249 days old) by dial-a-nap (Omaha - the home of the TV Dinner)        

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I found a similar RCA/Whirlpool model at a sale once and gave it to Scott O. (now in Los Angeles) I'm not sure if he still has it. I think it said "Bambi" on the box or literature.

Post# 3340 , Reply# 6   11/1/2006 at 15:21 (4,249 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        

I do vaguely remember seeing the name Bambi on a package of bags at the supermarket whan I was little. I think the brand name of bags was Glamourene or something like that. They were on display stand with those big carpet shampooers that had the transparent icy-blue shampoo tanks.

Post# 3353 , Reply# 7   11/1/2006 at 18:36 (4,249 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Yes there is a bambi and in fact Kyle Mathews has one. but this whirlpool is very similar to the bambi


Post# 3362 , Reply# 8   11/1/2006 at 19:21 (4,249 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        

Does Kyle's have the power nozzle? If so, is it the rectangular box-shaped head which spawned the Kenmore PowerMates or is it the longer L-shaped head which spawned the much later Oreck power nozzle?

Post# 3364 , Reply# 9   11/1/2006 at 19:25 (4,249 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Hi John no Kyle's is just the canister hose wands and regular attachments no power nozzle with his Bambi


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