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Post# 118143   12/14/2010 at 16:00 (3,352 days old) by animebsd ()        

Very nice unit!

Tranny is so strong it could pull me in a wagon.
tho im not going to do that lol.

very nice machine



Post# 118144 , Reply# 1   12/14/2010 at 16:01 (3,352 days old) by animebsd ()        

kenny running

Post# 118145 , Reply# 2   12/14/2010 at 16:19 (3,352 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Kenny looks great, owner too! Nice machine, who made those?

Post# 118146 , Reply# 3   12/14/2010 at 16:22 (3,352 days old) by animebsd ()        

Singer and kenmore partnerd up to make this unit

thanks for the comment :P

Post# 118147 , Reply# 4   12/14/2010 at 16:24 (3,352 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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It did rather sound like a Singer, makes sense.

Post# 118155 , Reply# 5   12/14/2010 at 17:52 (3,352 days old) by petek (Ontario)        
Real nice

I missed out on one a couple of years ago sitting at the junktorium near here. Snooze you lose scenario. Stupid me should have just taken it right away instead I left it figuring I'd come back another day and get it.. Who'd have thunk someone else would have bought it

Post# 118159 , Reply# 6   12/14/2010 at 18:02 (3,352 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Junktorium? Nice.

Post# 118161 , Reply# 7   12/14/2010 at 18:37 (3,352 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Can someone and I am sure there are many here tell me what the twin fan means? Are there two fans, or two stage fan? Have never had one apart, so idiot time here. d.

Post# 118171 , Reply# 8   12/14/2010 at 19:54 (3,352 days old) by animebsd ()        

hey! yes it litterally has 2 fans! not a 2 stage fan but 2 fans on either side of the machine

Post# 118173 , Reply# 9   12/14/2010 at 19:58 (3,352 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Sweet, that has to work well.Great airflow I would think.

Post# 118202 , Reply# 10   12/15/2010 at 08:30 (3,351 days old) by 15brandon ()        

looks like a futuristic hoover concept with a huge headlight!

Post# 118274 , Reply# 11   12/15/2010 at 12:17 (3,351 days old) by Briankirbyclass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Tony "Macelli" Danza had one of those in the sitcom "Who's the Boss" of the 80s -early 90s. There are several episodes of that show with him using it. I think even in the opening credits,,he is trying to vacuum the drapes with the whole vacuum.

Post# 118279 , Reply# 12   12/15/2010 at 13:33 (3,351 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Love it....

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Brandon, your right about the towing capacity lol. One that i had the hadle would stick sometimes and when I was vacuuming one day I had let go and it went flying into our new kitchen cabinets. Is yours jerky. I had 2 at different times and they were both jerkey. But the older one was more so.

Brian, you are correct. The early opening credits he was vacuuming the drapes with a green bag MOL non self prop.And about season 3 he upgraded to the self prop.=)
I do miss those Knemore's.
Now they have TTI and Bissell doing some/most of thier vacs now. Goodbye Sears.

Post# 118280 , Reply# 13   12/15/2010 at 13:40 (3,351 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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I just watched. That is an early model id guess 83-84. And its good you have the right bag. Like you said alot of people use the F&G bags but that style with the tube at the top like yours they dont last long. If in a pinch you need a bag Id go with a Hoover type C it works much better for that model.

Post# 118351 , Reply# 14   12/16/2010 at 03:53 (3,350 days old) by animebsd ()        

the tranny is super smooth

so smooth

i did tear it apart and lube and ajust everything tho

Post# 118390 , Reply# 15   12/16/2010 at 14:13 (3,350 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Excellent job on the vid Brandon! The machines while badged Singer and Kenmore, were actually produced by a company called Ryobi, which now I believe only make power tools. I'd really like to know the history myself on the Ryobi-Singer relationship, as I'm pretty sure Singer made their machines when they were metal based. If anyone can help with this history it would be appreciated. Hey Marty R! I bet you know...


Post# 118427 , Reply# 16   12/16/2010 at 17:52 (3,350 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Here's Ryobi's corporate history:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 118468 , Reply# 17   12/16/2010 at 22:58 (3,350 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Wow, not one mention of the vacuum products...oh well.

Post# 118470 , Reply# 18   12/16/2010 at 23:27 (3,350 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Found a Ryobi web-page that does mention vacs! It's under "power tools".....

Scroll down to the bottom of the list of pdf documents here:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 118471 , Reply# 19   12/16/2010 at 23:53 (3,350 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Here's another interesting article from 1996 reporting on Bissel's acquisition of "Ryobi Motor Products' Singer Floor Care Division" in South Carolina.

It's interesting that two Japanese corporations made in-roads into the American floor care market in the 1990's - both related to Sears Kenmore! In 1991, Japan's Matshushita (Panasonic) bought the Whirlpool vac plant that had been making Kenmores for years. And at some point in the same decade, Japan's Ryobi bought the rights to make "Singer" and "Kenmore" brand vacs as well.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 118474 , Reply# 20   12/17/2010 at 00:00 (3,350 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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correction - it would make more sense to say that at some point in the "previous" decade - the 1980's - Ryobi started making Singer and Kenmore vacs in the usa..... :-) But I bet someone else here can fill in the details of when Ryobi of Japan did this.

It's amazing how many companies ended up making Kenmore vacs over the years! Whirlpool, Matsushita, Sanyo, Regina, Electrolux, LG of Korea, Ryobi of Japan, and now TTI of China!

Post# 118488 , Reply# 21   12/17/2010 at 07:53 (3,349 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Verrrry interesting...thanks Brian!

Post# 118490 , Reply# 22   12/17/2010 at 09:13 (3,349 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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You're welcome Rick - have a great vacuumy weekend!!! Enjoy your vacs.....

Post# 118531 , Reply# 23   12/17/2010 at 22:38 (3,349 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Brandon, you do a great job with your videos. You are articulate and have very good presentation skills.

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