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Sunbeam Touch N Lock Canister! (FIND OF THE DAY)
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Post# 117587   12/9/2010 at 02:38 (3,468 days old) by animebsd ()        

All i can say is wow!

i cant help but show this off lol

This is a Sunbeam touch and lock canister

it has the most unique motor and fan, and for those who have or own one you would know exactly what im talking about.

This machine is 7 amps and the color scheme is cloud blue and lavender.

What a beuty!

funny thing is, is i was on ebay yesterday before i had this unit and saw a sunbeam on there and was like "DAMMMN I WANT ONE"

I found this gem at goodwill outlet along with a eureka upright.
got them both for 11.50

great deal
mint condition!

Quitest runner yet in my collection!
Feel free to leave feedback as i would like to know what you think and gather more info about it.


Post# 117592 , Reply# 1   12/9/2010 at 06:24 (3,467 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
That's truly beautiful!

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Gee, if I could be that lucky with vacuums, and other things!

Post# 117594 , Reply# 2   12/9/2010 at 07:06 (3,467 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Congrats Brandon!

(Just off-topic - it seems that the pics you post are often inverted or backward. Not sure why. All the Eurekas in your pic are showing their brandnames incorrectly.)

Enjoy that great Sunbeam!

EP Brian :-)

Post# 117603 , Reply# 3   12/9/2010 at 09:32 (3,467 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Wow, what a great looking machine. Now the name, what does it imply? Touch and lock? Can anyone explain? Is it a pop open thing?

Post# 117606 , Reply# 4   12/9/2010 at 09:59 (3,467 days old) by joe22 ()        

very nice congrats

Post# 117618 , Reply# 5   12/9/2010 at 13:03 (3,467 days old) by animebsd ()        

This sunbeam has a magnet on top of the motor that magnitizes the lid on!

its cool and failsafe as in i wont have to worrie about latches and stuff breaking!



Post# 117620 , Reply# 6   12/9/2010 at 13:12 (3,467 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Looks like Sunbeam's take on the Hoover Celebrity....

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I see a LOT of those Sunbeam canisters come into the repair shop, usually with dead motors after lots of use. The owner of the vac shop says these were pretty good for their time, & considering they were a 'value' brand.


Post# 117622 , Reply# 7   12/9/2010 at 13:21 (3,467 days old) by luxg ()        

Brandon, thanks so much for the video, that was very interesting. Congratulations on such a cool machine.


Post# 117624 , Reply# 8   12/9/2010 at 13:41 (3,467 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Great video, very informative. Anyone who bought one of these new certainly got their moneys worth!

Post# 117629 , Reply# 9   12/9/2010 at 14:30 (3,467 days old) by animebsd ()        


Post# 117630 , Reply# 10   12/9/2010 at 14:33 (3,467 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Brandon - Very cool. You did a good job on the video, too.

The steel sticker on the tank has nothing to do with the Steelers. It was a symbol stuck on many steel products in the 70's to indicate that real US steel was used in the product. I believe the original emblem denoted that the steel came from Pittsburgh, and I think that's how the team came to use it years later.

Post# 117663 , Reply# 11   12/9/2010 at 19:18 (3,467 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hi there Rob in Orillia! :-)

Actually, I think that the Hoover Celebrity was inspired by this circular Sunbeam and the Eureka Crown Princess, both of which were on the market at least 5 to 7 years before Hoover started making the Celebrity. I think these Sunbeam "saucer" vacs were in stores even in 1965......

EP Brian

Post# 117664 , Reply# 12   12/9/2010 at 20:23 (3,467 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Wow, that early eh?

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Well, wonders never cease! Then again, I am not as knowledgeable as others are about the Sunbeam brand....all I know is, it looked to me like a cheap knockoff of the Celebrity. And I can always blame the vacshop guy for having bad information- he said one time these particular Sunbeam vacs came around around 1974 or 1975. So, there's my out- I can always blame him for thinking the Celebrity came out first & the Sunbeam was a copycat, LOL.


Post# 117678 , Reply# 13   12/9/2010 at 21:01 (3,467 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Great video, cool machine.

Post# 117696 , Reply# 14   12/9/2010 at 23:22 (3,467 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Rob:

Both are probably right. If I remember correctly the blue sunbeams were in the early 70's but the Pink / Brown ones go back as early as 1960. There are also Green versions that came after the blue machines.


Post# 117721 , Reply# 15   12/10/2010 at 08:54 (3,466 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Rob!!! No worries! Vacuumland is a great place for fine tuning our knowledge of vacs!!! :-) We probably know more here about them then most of the nasty vac shop owners in Toronto (trust me...I know from experience!).

Thanks Doug for the additional information! I could swear I remember seeing a brown Sunbeam saucer-vac at my cousin's home in the mid 1960's - and you just confirmed that!

Nice to see so many fellow Canucks here by the way... :-)

Post# 117771 , Reply# 16   12/10/2010 at 21:30 (3,466 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Just for information:

This was the delux model 630 (I'm missing the floorbrush and crevice tool from this picture) You could also get an optional air driven powerhead. In 1960 Simpson-Sears sold it for $89.95

Post# 117772 , Reply# 17   12/10/2010 at 21:34 (3,466 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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This was the step down model: 635 which is predacessor of the one you have Brandon. In 1964 Eatons sold this model for $67.95

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