Thread Number: 36366  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
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Post# 389873   4/5/2018 at 16:30 by Crazykirbylady (North Carolina )        

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My only canister vacs. Was told old folks often drop these off to upgrade. That’s a long time to wait!

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Post# 389876 , Reply# 1   4/5/2018 at 16:36 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

That's a weird assortment of wand bars for the Connie. But you'll have some of those NLA teflon seals as extras.

 

Kevin


Post# 389896 , Reply# 2   4/5/2018 at 20:54 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Noice.

Post# 389908 , Reply# 3   4/5/2018 at 22:19 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

It appears that Connie has casters....possibly added? Except for the early ones that didn't float and the hose attached at the top, I thought after that, they all floated............

 

Kevin


Post# 389924 , Reply# 4   4/6/2018 at 02:11 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana, United States)        

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Love the colors on the Eureka!

I wonder what made them think it was time for an upgrade? Maybe just having fun with their pensions and buying some modern day high tech vacs? lol

Those casters look like a homemade job, maybe the floaty mechanism on that one broke or they didn't know it was supposed to float.


Post# 389978 , Reply# 5   4/6/2018 at 15:33 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

It's the exhaust from the motor directed straight down that makes them 'float' (and the shape/size of the bottom pan). It's not going to hurt anything to put 'er on casters....it might even help keep the Connie from going places you don't want it to when you pull it. But...you've ruined the novelty of the Connie and not really gained anything significant.

 

Kevin


Post# 389996 , Reply# 6   4/6/2018 at 18:53 by Crazykirbylady (North Carolina )        

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I removed the casters as one was busted anyways. The rim is bent sadly but I’m sealing it with silicone so it doesn’t leak. As I realized. We’ll see how it turns out. It did give me some promise as I plugged some of the leaks and it attempted to float. Somebody crippled the poor lemon drop.

Post# 390022 , Reply# 7   4/7/2018 at 01:25 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

That's too bad.....sounds like a botched previous effort...good luck!

 

Kevin


Post# 390038 , Reply# 8   4/7/2018 at 07:30 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Too bad they put wheels on the Connie. I've seen that on a few on here, the old ones didn't float all that well depending on the flooring. Hopefully you can get it to float again. And that hose looks like it might be from a Slimline, Constellation used the Ultraflex hose. The machine itself sure looks clean though.

The Eureka is in beautiful shape too.

Very nice finds on both. It's hard to believe these were actually traded in on new vacuums after all the years.


Post# 390040 , Reply# 9   4/7/2018 at 07:54 by Crazykirbylady (North Carolina )        

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I got the Connie to float again. Was badly dented around the rim allowing air to escape. So it drug like a dead weight on the floor. I plugged the holes and leveled the base with silicone. Now it glides weightlessly again.




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