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Post# 3586   11/6/2006 at 21:18 (4,248 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        

would you tell me if hoover made a panasonic jet flo? on harrisburg craiglist , there is a jet flo that looks like a dam.


Post# 3591 , Reply# 1   11/6/2006 at 21:49 (4,248 days old) by robgwisdala ()        

Hoover never made Panasonic Jet Flo...Hoover invented the cleanair upright which was the DAM.

Post# 3595 , Reply# 2   11/6/2006 at 23:52 (4,248 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

I only wish it had come in burgundy in this country....


Post# 3603 , Reply# 3   11/7/2006 at 03:57 (4,248 days old) by vintagehoover (NJ)        

That burgandy one is ultra-rare - I'm sure Mike will tell you about it!

Post# 3607 , Reply# 4   11/7/2006 at 07:38 (4,248 days old) by hoover1060 ()        
Dial-A-Matic & Panasonic

Hoover invented the DAM, it debuted in 1963, the first clean air upright.
The DAM was manufactured until 1979, at which time it was replaced by the Concept One line.
Hoover sold their patents and such to Panasonic, and they re-worked the machine and it became the Jet-flo.

Post# 3627 , Reply# 5   11/7/2006 at 14:00 (4,247 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        
before Panasonic obtained these patents...

Panasonic did make a clean air upright in the early 70's, or maybe it was the late 60's. It was the spitting image of the Kenmore clean air uprights of that time. I've only seen one and it was without the bag cover so I can't be totally sure, but it had the pushbutton low/high switch, handle release and hose inlet port of identical parts and in the same location as the Kenmore machines.

Post# 3630 , Reply# 6   11/7/2006 at 15:04 (4,247 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

I couldn't find it on Harrisburg Craiglist ?
I have a few Panasonic Jet Flo's and just happened upon another one last week. The smaller model has a chrome handle and a port on the back to attach hoses, later they added a holder to hold the hose but you still had to attach it to use. Some also had a switch to turn of the brushroll. The one I just got last week is bigger, near perfect is a burgundy red, has a dirt sensor light, permanently attached hose but no brush roll on/off switch. I have another reddish one as well that has neat little revolving brushes on the outside sides to get along the baseboards, they're extensions of the brushroll. They're nice vacuums, fairly quiet, easy to change the bag and quite light but durable. I bought the firt one new a number of years ago for my mother who likes things straightforwward and simple being elderly.
Re the above mentioned early Kenmore clean air machines. I have the deluxe Lady Kenmore Power Ease model, self propelled bought it new in 75.. fully loaded..3 forward speed switch plus neutral, 3 speed motor, cord rewind, full bag indicator, motor filter, headlights, pile adjust, adjustable baseboard cleaning. A very nice vac for it's time. Bags no longer available though but I happened to find about 16 of them a few weeks ago at a junk store. Whew. They were made by Matsushita which I believe is the parent of Panasonic but someone once told me that they were originally Whirpool vacuums who sold that business also to Matsushita (Panasonic). I do have pics of them one either Picturetrail or Ofoto if I can just remember the passwords!!!I haven't used them for so long I've forgotten., If not I'll post pics when we get in the new house and everything up and running.

Post# 3633 , Reply# 7   11/7/2006 at 15:26 (4,247 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        
panasonic jet flow

I am sorry, it is on washington dc list.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO dial-a-matic's LINK on Washington DC Craigslist

Post# 3638 , Reply# 8   11/7/2006 at 15:49 (4,247 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Well for $35 at least you're getting the hose and attachments, which were usually sold seperately here. They sold new for around $89 - $109 with/without the attachments. I'd have to really want it to pay $35 because I don't like spending more than $20 on any vac if I can help it and usually don't. The Panasonic I mentioned above I got last week at Value Village, as close to new as you can get.. $10.

Post# 3641 , Reply# 9   11/7/2006 at 15:59 (4,247 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        
value village

where is value village?

Post# 3709 , Reply# 10   11/9/2006 at 10:23 (4,245 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Value Village is a chain of 2nd hand thrift stores across the US and Canada, not sure if there are any in your area..try googling them to see.

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