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Post# 116306   11/28/2010 at 20:57 (3,469 days old) by electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        

Hey, all, I went to see a friend out of town over the weekend and before heading home I stopped in a couple of thrift stores and landed this beauty. Some Info--If I recall correctly this is a Singer "Golden Glide"? What year was it made, I'm thinking early to late 1960's, also are bags readily available, I'm thinking Eureka bags will work? Here's a picture of it. After replacing the cord and cleaning it up it works really good--has surprisingly a lot of suction!

Post# 116314 , Reply# 1   11/28/2010 at 21:11 (3,469 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Nice find! Yea, they have the power going on.

Post# 116316 , Reply# 2   11/28/2010 at 21:23 (3,469 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        
Nice find Nathan...

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Seems it could be as old as 1959 - see vintage ad below...

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Post# 116317 , Reply# 3   11/28/2010 at 21:27 (3,469 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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There are 3 different models of Golden Glide

the C2 - 1958-59 - came with a cardboard tool kit - optional floor brush

the C3 - 1959-62 - same but with floor brush included

the C5 - 1962-64 - plastic tool kit that clips to top of machine, floor brush included

from the look of it I'd say that was probably a C3 as the handles on the machine are slightly different on the C5 and the hose handgrip is different on the C2

I've included a picture of my C2 for reference (I'll post the C5 in the next posting)

Post# 116318 , Reply# 4   11/28/2010 at 21:29 (3,469 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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This is the C5 - unfortunately I dont have the tool kit

Post# 116334 , Reply# 5   11/28/2010 at 22:29 (3,469 days old) by xraytech ()        

Mine is like that also, it's a C-2. It will take Eureka bags but they are NLA.

Post# 116337 , Reply# 6   11/28/2010 at 22:52 (3,469 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Sam:

Isnt that the C3 parts. The box has room for the floor brush. It should say C3 on the front.


Post# 116339 , Reply# 7   11/28/2010 at 23:00 (3,469 days old) by klectrolux ()        

Nice find Nathan! I've seen one of these on eBay. Albeit, VERY dirty and it only had the canister and hose. Nothing else. Nice find!

Post# 116349 , Reply# 8   11/29/2010 at 05:18 (3,469 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
That's my dream vacuum!!

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It reminds me of a penguin, I love Singer vacuums, and record players!

Post# 116354 , Reply# 9   11/29/2010 at 07:59 (3,468 days old) by luxg ()        

Great find Nathan!

Post# 116438 , Reply# 10   11/30/2010 at 05:41 (3,468 days old) by kenkart ()        
I love mine!

And my Singer Stereo...AKA KLH from 1964, it gets played every day, the vacuum doesen't get used much because I cant get bags ANYWHERE!

Post# 116537 , Reply# 11   11/30/2010 at 20:02 (3,467 days old) by electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        
More Info on my Singer

Hi Guys I checked the bottom plate of my Singer. It is a model C-2, Serial Number 179232. So, It is probably a 1958 or 1959 model. I still cannot get over how good of shape it is in, with hardly any scratches on the body and absolutely no rust anywhere. I just got the original hose, and a small curved wand and the rug tool with mine, I paid $5.00 for it. All in all not too bad.

Post# 116553 , Reply# 12   11/30/2010 at 22:59 (3,467 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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That's a sweet deal!

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