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Post# 5718   12/14/2006 at 09:18 (4,237 days old) by veg-o-matic ()        

Found this baby in the 1970 Sears catalog. Looks like one of the early Orecks that Whirlpool (?) made.


Post# 5756 , Reply# 1   12/14/2006 at 18:32 (4,236 days old) by chicagopaul ()        
You got me...

Gosh I remember those things - and the upright above it. I used to fix those things for friends.
Don't think it was Oreck that made the compact unit - but I have no idea who really made it. Love to know though...

Post# 5766 , Reply# 2   12/14/2006 at 21:40 (4,236 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        
This one goes earlier than Oreck

This is the 'grandaddy' of them all. It was made by Whirlpool for Sears (as were many other models). This is what started the whole so-called lightweight upright craze. The most immediate offspring from from this model would be probably have been one of the Whirlpool CVR uprights. The only one of those I ever owned was the CVR 2000 in black and white with a houndstooth print on the vinyl bag. I sure wish I had it now.

Post# 5772 , Reply# 3   12/14/2006 at 23:09 (4,236 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        

Veg, I think Whirlpool did make this vacuum. I have the Whirlpool CVR 2000 that John mentioned also.


Post# 5777 , Reply# 4   12/15/2006 at 00:50 (4,236 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

It does seem very much like the Whirlpool CVR series. But how could this be 1970? Whirlpool sold the plant to Oreck in 1963. The powerhead looks nothing like the Oreck XL-4000 being produced (in Germany) at that time. It would seem as if maybe the Whirlpool design was purchased by someone else to produce this Kenmore. This machine looks like a hard-body, and both the Whirlpool and Oreck were soft-body machines.
Eluxomarty - would you have an interest in a possible sale or trade of your CVR-2000? Being it is the prototype of the Oreck, it would mean a great deal to me.

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