Thread Number: 35680  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Vintage filtex model 19-b
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Post# 383167   12/27/2017 at 14:33 by cousineddy (Canada)        

Hi, I have an old filtex model 19-b vacuum. I was curious if anyone on here knows any history or information on filtex and when they quit making canister vacuums. I can only seem to find informatiom on their central vacs.My filtex does not say emdeko on it In Which I heard others do. Is there anyway to find out roughly what age it is? Thanks in advance

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Post# 383168 , Reply# 1   12/27/2017 at 15:01 by Phaeton (Los Angeles)        
See Thread #2660

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Hello All and cousineddy,
Good info on this Thread 2660. Just type only the number onto the Vacuumland Google search.
Thank you for looking,

Post# 383171 , Reply# 2   12/27/2017 at 18:48 by cousineddy (Canada)        

Thank you very much for the thread number, definitely a good read! But it's still got me wandering if my filtex is not labeled emdeko due to age or other reasons And when filtex quit canister production ?

Post# 383176 , Reply# 3   12/27/2017 at 20:44 by Phaeton (Los Angeles)        
Thread #302721 - Post #302793

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Hello All and cousineddy,
Check out the above Thread Number and read on down.
Also take a look at Thread Number 22037. I really like the rear wheel fenders.
I wonder if they were thinking of Buster Crabbe when they designed it?
Thank you for looking,

Post# 383178 , Reply# 4   12/27/2017 at 21:23 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Was later on, the one you have is probably from the mid 60s or before, I have one made in 1968 that's a Emdeko, The motor is a lamb and all Lamb motors are dated, both on the fan housing and the armature.Filtex was run by Mrs Emma K Hoppe,after her husband died.

Post# 383180 , Reply# 5   12/27/2017 at 22:46 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp MI)        
Would you consider selling it?

If you have the rest(or most) of the attachments, I may be interested in buying it if you want to get rid of it.

I have been eyeing these Filtex machines since reading an archived thread about them. How is the performance on them, Hans? I know the attachments are of very good quality.

Post# 383212 , Reply# 6   12/28/2017 at 14:42 by cousineddy (Canada)        

I started taking it apart today, would this (the 10 57) be the date stamp on the armature ? And thank everyone for the help, much appreciated !

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Post# 383221 , Reply# 7   12/28/2017 at 17:43 by Kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

That's the armature date stamp. Makes your vac a late 57 or 58 model

Post# 383222 , Reply# 8   12/28/2017 at 17:46 by Kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Is the motor model 4750 would be the next model introduced

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