Thread Number: 36377  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Antique Store Finds: Singer R-1, G-E AVT-811, Hoover U4005 & 719, Penncrest 1200, Electrolux B-8
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Post# 390005   4/6/2018 at 20:39 by Paul (MN)        

I found the following cleaners in the basement of an antique store:

▻Singer R-1 upright
▻G-E AVT-811 tank
▻Hoover Convertible 719
▻Hoover Convertible U4005
▻Penncrest 1200 (Hoover Swingette)
▻Electrolux B-8 (brown)

They were unmarked, so I asked the owner what the prices were, and he said that he checks online to see how much they go for and sets the prices accordingly. None are really up my alley, but I may go back and get the Penncrest. The only attachments I saw were the hose on the G-E and the Hoover 719 hose.

Here are some photos of the G-E, Singer & Penncrest. The Hoovers & Electrolux were kind of buried, so I left them alone.

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Post# 390019 , Reply# 1   4/7/2018 at 00:08 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Unless he wants a king's ransom for it, you really should get the Singer. It's among the most beautiful of all the Streamline Era appliances, and is as rare as hens' teeth.

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Post# 390035 , Reply# 2   4/7/2018 at 03:51 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        

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that Pencrest Hoover is VERY RARE indeed!!! You could easily find a dark seal greige hose and attachments for it. I have only seen one other (mine) even that one is different. It would be differently worth getting.

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Post# 390042 , Reply# 3   4/7/2018 at 08:18 by Paul (MN)        

Thanks for the feedback—which is exactly what I'd hoped to get.

Charles, your Singer is beautiful; and, Jae, your Penncrest is awesome.

I'll see what he wants for them and go from there.

Thanks again.

Post# 390046 , Reply# 4   4/7/2018 at 09:30 by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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I second Charles Richard's opinion GRAB THAT SINGER R1! I would even say try and get that G.E. tank cleaner, as it's one of the last (if not the last) model before the Swivel Tops came out. That surface rust should clean off without much effort.

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