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Post# 117633   12/9/2010 at 14:43 (3,234 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Today's picture of the day is a GE Model 111. I know that Jack in England has one. There was also a headlight version, one of the first headlight vacuums made by GE, to compete with Hoover and Eureka. David Olsen gave me this great pamphlet on that Model - the Model 111-A. I had never seen this model before I saw the pamphlet. Doesn't it look like the early Singer?
Here's the first page of the pamphlet:





Post# 117634 , Reply# 1   12/9/2010 at 14:45 (3,234 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Pages 2 and 3 (sorry for the LARGE size):


Post# 117635 , Reply# 2   12/9/2010 at 14:49 (3,234 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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and page 3, featuring The Tidy.....


Post# 117636 , Reply# 3   12/9/2010 at 14:50 (3,234 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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If the 11-34 on the back page is correct, GE was not far behind Hoover and Eureka in developing a headlight vacuum.

Post# 117641 , Reply# 4   12/9/2010 at 15:40 (3,234 days old) by joe22 ()        

they were probably made by the some company, clones

Post# 117646 , Reply# 5   12/9/2010 at 16:21 (3,234 days old) by HooverLover (Allentown,PA)        

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Great brochure John, love it.

Post# 117793 , Reply# 6   12/11/2010 at 08:03 (3,232 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Joe: I'm not sure who made it, but I took a look at the early Singers, and it doesn't look exactly like it. Here is a picture that Dave Kerr published last year of Singer executives with an older model and prototypes of the then-new current model (S-series).
Picture 1:



Post# 117795 , Reply# 7   12/11/2010 at 08:06 (3,232 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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...and another picture, which includes the first Singer (which was made by Western Electric, I am pretty sure). Originally this model was a Sturtevant product, but Sturtevant apparently was acquired by Western Electric).....


Post# 117796 , Reply# 8   12/11/2010 at 08:06 (3,232 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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PS: Hi to Michael Pletcher! Thanks for leaving the note. -J

Post# 117804 , Reply# 9   12/11/2010 at 10:48 (3,232 days old) by eluxca ()        

John, I ran across this very model about 12 years ago in a thrift store in Louisville. It looked great and was h e a v y, and deceptively quiet when it ran. Another collector was with me and he bought it - I bought a Hoover 825 sitting next to it. Those were good thrifting days!

John





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