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Post# 392834   6/4/2018 at 22:54 by toastermike (Milwaukie Oregon)        

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I have a nice Filter Queen model 33 with a plastic coin on a chain celebrating 50 years (1928-1978). I assume it must have been built around 1978. Last weekend I bought a beautiful D33 at an estate sale. They seem the same except that the D33 has chrome ball casters rather than plain wheel castors, and it has a heat shield on the chrome dome instead of the plain dome cover on the 33. What I would like to know is were these 2 models sold at the same time or was the D33 a later model? When was the D33 made?

Post# 392845 , Reply# 1   6/5/2018 at 09:53 by dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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The 50th Anniversary Filter Queen launched in 1978 with several updated features. I paid $600 for mine after mowing grass all summer (I was 16, and had very long hair but no car yet). The Anniversary Model had a heat shield, ball casters, and a removable pigtail cord on both ends of the hose, as well as a separable cord from the power nozzle motor to the end of the electric wand.

They made the exact same machine in dark brown (D33) with a dark brown heat shield.

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Post# 392860 , Reply# 2   6/5/2018 at 13:52 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

That model 48 Power Nozzle, to my mind its one of the very best, Clay Floyd always said he dreaded trying to sell a Rainbow to anyone who had a Filter Queen or a good Hoover Upright because if they were good housekeepers and really vacuumed, you couldn't pull dirt behind them.

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