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Compiling a Database of Every Royal Vacuum Ever Made (1905-2002)
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Post# 118837   12/20/2010 at 18:54 (3,220 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Hi,

I would like to be able to compile a database of every Royal all-metal upright, canister and handheld vacuum made from its 1905 founding through 2002 (Dirt Devil not included, please), and that I would like to consult all of you experts here for some help on this matter.

I was inspired by the list of Hoover mfg. dates submitted by Mark Berger at his website (link available), if you want to know why I am bringing this up.

To start things off, here is what I know so far (until 1970, such models are not easy to date):
(HDC = Heavy Duty Commercial series)
(EH = Electro-Hygiene exclusive series)

UPRIGHTS
Model 153 - mfd. 1945-1987
Model 189 - mfd. 1945-1953
Model 215 - mfd. 1945-1953
Model 285 - mfd. 1953-1965 (EH)
Model 292 - mfd. 1945-1953
Model 299 - mfd. 1945-1953
Model 360 series - mfd. 1987-1988 (HDC)
Model 380 series - mfd. 1987-1988 (HDC)
Model 601 - mfd. 1953-1965
Model 602 - mfd. 1966-1987
Model 603 - mfd. 1966-1974, 1987-1988 (also EH)
Model 605 - mfd. 1966-1974 (HDC)
Model 605A - mfd. 1974-1976 (HDC)
Model 608 - mfd. 1976-1987 (HDC)
Model 611 - mfd. 1976-1987 (HDC)
Model 618 - mfd. 1985-1987 (HDC) (18" nozzle)
Model 654 - mfd. 1987-1988 (HDC) (gray painted body)
Model 655/7500 - mfd. 1988-1990 (HDC) (gray painted body)
Model 656/7510 - mfd. 1990-1995 (HDC) (gray painted body)
Model 660/7600 series - mfd. 1988-1990 (HDC) (14" nozzle)
Model 670/7700 series - mfd. 1990-1995 (HDC) (18" nozzle)
Model 680/7800 series - mfd. 1988-1990 (HDC) (14" nozzle)
Model 690/7900 series - mfd. 1988-1990 (HDC) (18" nozzle)
Model 777 - mfd. 1970-1983 (EH)
Model 801 - mfd. 1953-1987
Model 880 - mfd. 1966-1987 (also EH)
Model 881 - mfd. 1987-1988 (18" nozzle)
Model 882 - mfd. 1990-1995
Model 883 - mfd. 1987-1988
Model 884 - mfd. 1987-1988
Model 885 - mfd. 1988-1990
Model 886 - mfd. 1987-1990
Model 887 - mfd. 1987-1988
Model 888 - mfd. 1970-1980
Model 890 - mfd. 1968-1970 (EH)
Model 903 - mfd. 1970-1983 (EH)
Model 980 - mfd. 1970-1980 (EH)
Model 990 - mfd. 1970-1980 (EH Galaxie Prestige)
Model 992/993 - mfd. 1988-1990
Model 994/995 - mfd. 1990-1992
Model 996/997 - mfd. 1992-1995
Model 1010 - mfd. 1995-2002 (HDC) (gray painted body)
Model 1030 - mfd. 1995-date (HDC) (14" nozzle)
Model 1040 - mfd. 1995-1999 (HDC) (like 1030 but w/ headlight)
Model 1050 - mfd. 1995-2002 (HDC) (18" nozzle)
Model 1060 - mfd. 1995-2002 (HDC) (like 1050 but w/ headlight)
Model 2000 - mfd. 1995-2002
Model 2025 - mfd. 1995-2002
Model 2075 - mfd. 1995-2002
Model 3000 - mfd. 1995-2004 (Preferred Collection)
Model 4000 - mfd. 1995-2004 (Classic)
Model 5000NA - mfd. 1988-1990 (Stark's Vacuum exclusive series)
Model 5700 - mfd. 1990-1995 (Stark's Vacuum exclusive series)
Model 6103 - mfd. 1992-1995 (Preferred Collection)
Model 8000 - mfd. 1988-1990 (Preferred Collection)
Model 9005 - mfd. 1988-1990 (Preferred Collection)
Model 9100 - mfd. 1990-1992 (Preferred Collection)
Model 9700 - mfd. 1990-1995 (Classic)

CANISTERS/TANKS
231 - mfd. 1966-1988
401 Pony - mfd. 1966-1988
408 Power Tank - mfd. 1985-1987
411 Power Tank - mfd. 1987-1988
513 Power Tank - mfd. 1988-1990
701 Pony - mfd. 1953-1965
901 Deluxe - mfd. 1953-1965
4050 Power Tank - mfd. 1987-1990

HAND VACUUMS
157 - mfd. 1945-1953
501 - mfd. 1953-1995 (had 2.0 amp motor in 1982-1983)
5000 - mfd. 1988-1992 (Preferred Collection)

With the Power Tanks, such knowledge becomes less detailed because there was a slew of these after 1987, when medium blue was not the color of choice, making way for such colors as dark blue (4250) and then burgundy (4650, 4750). Some of these also came in Commercial Gray (like model 4150).

~Ben


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Post# 118838 , Reply# 1   12/20/2010 at 18:58 (3,220 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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670/7700 (1990-1995) have 14" nozzle.
680/7800 (1988-1990) have 18" nozzle.

~Ben





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