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Post# 4496   11/23/2006 at 13:22 (4,019 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        

Here are some photos of an Invincible Model 752A wheeled cannister type vacuum.

The upper section is painted steel. The lower section and lid are cast aluminum. It has not been cleaned but I suspect that if it were polished the aluminum would look spectacular. Note the two baby buggy style wheels in the back, and the little swivel caster wheel in front. It is very easy to manuver.

Post# 4497 , Reply# 1   11/23/2006 at 13:24 (4,019 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        

Here's a closer look. I don't think the hose is original (it's very heavy and stiff) but there are extra fittings in the accessory carry bin in the back of the machine.

Post# 4500 , Reply# 2   11/23/2006 at 13:26 (4,019 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        

Here's the product label closeup.

Please note the horsepower (3/4 HP) and amps (13). All of which is suction...

Post# 4501 , Reply# 3   11/23/2006 at 13:28 (4,019 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        
Heavy cloth "dual" dust bag

This is an interesting dust bag. It has a dual cavity. The inner one handles the bigger solids, while the outer one takes care of the lighter stuff.

Post# 4505 , Reply# 4   11/23/2006 at 13:30 (4,019 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        
Dual cavity separator

Here's a shot of the wire basket that separates the inner and outer sections of the dust bag. The bright disk is the bottom of the inner section. Around this is woven metal hardware cloth that keeps the two sections separated.

Post# 4506 , Reply# 5   11/23/2006 at 13:33 (4,019 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        
Dual section dust bag bottom

Here's a look at the dual section dust bag from the bottom. The fabric itself is very heavy - feels like canvas. It doesn't seem to let a lot of dust through, but I'm wondering if it could be washed OK in cold water. Or if it could be replaced by a microfiltration media bag of some sort. It is held in place by a wire clamp (not visible).

The vacuum itself runs quite well and smoothly. I haven't used it much because I didn't want to get the dust bag any dirtier than it already is. Also, the motor needs some light oil; I'm still deciding what to use (have some 20w oil that should do, though).

Post# 4508 , Reply# 6   11/23/2006 at 13:50 (4,019 days old) by vacuumkid3 ()        
Neato! How old is it?

I like the looks of the machine! It is very, well, strange! I think washing the bags with soap and water is fine; I did it with my cloth bag of my Royal Prince. I haven't tried washing a Kirby bag, although I should.

Post# 4514 , Reply# 7   11/23/2006 at 15:29 (4,019 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        

Thanks. I figure it's at least 30 years old, maybe 50. No idea, really. I've done some Googling on the Invincible vacuum company but come up with nothing.

Post# 4544 , Reply# 8   11/24/2006 at 00:41 (4,018 days old) by swingette ()        

looks like a commercial model. thanks for showing.

Post# 4545 , Reply# 9   11/24/2006 at 00:46 (4,018 days old) by compactc9 ()        

Its very old, I would say 70-80 years old. It originally had a whitish cloth hose, from what I have heard. It was used for more commercial/industrial use.

Post# 4546 , Reply# 10   11/24/2006 at 00:48 (4,018 days old) by compactc9 ()        
Looking closer..

...That might be the original hose. I know some old central vacs used hoses similar looking to that one.

Post# 4548 , Reply# 11   11/24/2006 at 01:36 (4,018 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        

70-80 years old would put it around... 1926-36, right? Seems about right to me.

Probably was more industrial/commercial, but I could see it being used in hotels/restaurants. Certainly a lot of capacity between bag emptyings. One of these days I'll redo the upper part in hammer blue finish, and polish the heck out of the aluminum lid and base.

I don't care for the hose at all - it's way too stiff to be much use, IMHO.

Post# 4852 , Reply# 12   11/28/2006 at 18:31 (4,014 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        
Tank type?

I suppose "Invincible Wheeled Tank Type Vacuum Cleaner" would be a better description of this unit.

Post# 4865 , Reply# 13   11/28/2006 at 19:38 (4,014 days old) by centralvacman ()        
nicely built unit

be one I`d have bi current motor like many old machines,due to many homes still using DC power back then


Post# 4873 , Reply# 14   11/28/2006 at 21:30 (4,014 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area)        

I noticed the DC designation on the emblem, and wondered why it was there.

10 amps of DC 115 volts must have packed quite a wallop :)

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