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My Christmas present to me....WESTINGHOUSE!
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Post# 118881   12/21/2010 at 04:38 (3,455 days old) by kenkart ()        

Well, I did something I never do...I payed way too much for something on e-bay..I had one of these years ago,but gave it to a fellow collector and friend who had wanted one all his life, I was glad to make his wish come true, I had not seen another one in the years since, so when this came up for sale I bid on it, well...I figured it would go even higher than what I payed..a prayer was answered and ..Here it is !! A Westinghouse tank!!!

Post# 118882 , Reply# 1   12/21/2010 at 04:39 (3,455 days old) by kenkart ()        
Another view.

I think this was the last tank they made!

Post# 118883 , Reply# 2   12/21/2010 at 04:41 (3,455 days old) by kenkart ()        

Now if I can find that first canister!..I used to have it but gave it away also to the same friend.

Post# 118888 , Reply# 3   12/21/2010 at 05:03 (3,455 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
Wow! Great eBay fortune!!

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I love that, and I love your Cracked Ice Formica, we had a dinette set with that top!

Post# 118890 , Reply# 4   12/21/2010 at 05:35 (3,455 days old) by kenkart ()        

It is NOT formica, that is a 1941 Sellers kitchen table, and the top is porcelian, it is the best thing to knead bread on or roll dough on ive ever seen.

Post# 118892 , Reply# 5   12/21/2010 at 05:48 (3,455 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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And it makes a fantastic backdrop for that Atomic Age cleaner too! Another great find!

Post# 118901 , Reply# 6   12/21/2010 at 07:58 (3,455 days old) by luxg ()        

Beautiful machine Hans, looks like it has not had much use. I have a feeling that you will find that canister you are looking for. It was so nice that you gave the one away that you had. Kindness is always rewarded!


Post# 118905 , Reply# 7   12/21/2010 at 08:43 (3,455 days old) by joe22 ()        

it is an AWESOME vac congratz to you

Post# 118910 , Reply# 8   12/21/2010 at 09:47 (3,455 days old) by westingman123 ()        

Congratulations! It's beautiful.

Post# 118917 , Reply# 9   12/21/2010 at 13:37 (3,455 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        


Post# 118930 , Reply# 10   12/21/2010 at 15:16 (3,455 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Absolutely gorgeous, Hans! Your act of kindness was repaid. I'm sure the other canister is somewhere in your future. Congratulations on a beautiful addition to your collection.

Post# 118938 , Reply# 11   12/21/2010 at 16:41 (3,455 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Hans, have you run it yet? Wondering what kind of suction power it has. I have the other two Westinghouse tanks, the "I Love Lucy" model and the maroon one that came just after that one. Neither of them has very strong suction, in fact I'd say that they're both fairly wimpy. But they are very pretty eye candy!

Post# 118944 , Reply# 12   12/21/2010 at 18:41 (3,455 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Beautiful, reminds me of my first vac my aunt sent to me via train, remember that stuff guys? May be the same unit, I was very young. Won't tell you what I did with it, suction did not measure up to the Compact for sure.

Post# 118946 , Reply# 13   12/21/2010 at 19:05 (3,455 days old) by HooverCelebrity ()        

That's fabulous, Hans! Congratulations! I saw the last minutes of that auction... I'm glad you got it. It's not something that I would have bid on, but I sat here and drooled over the pictures. Did they include the ad that they had pictured in the auction listing? I had never seen that ad before.


Post# 118989 , Reply# 14   12/22/2010 at 05:06 (3,454 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Really Cool machine-and like the vintage Formica table is was photographed on.

Post# 119089 , Reply# 15   12/23/2010 at 15:00 (3,453 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        
Here's a Westinghouse that I'd sure love to find!

Isn't this a beauty!!

Post# 119097 , Reply# 16   12/23/2010 at 16:45 (3,453 days old) by kenkart ()        

I had one of those years ago, but you know me and didnt stay too long!

Post# 119098 , Reply# 17   12/23/2010 at 16:46 (3,453 days old) by kenkart ()        
Westinghouse suction!

Suprisingly it is as good if not better than a model 30 Elux!

Post# 119099 , Reply# 18   12/23/2010 at 16:47 (3,453 days old) by sanimatic ()        
You can be sure if it's Westinghouse...

What a cool looking machine. Their vacs always fit in with the vacs of the era, but yet somehow were very distinct.

Post# 119541 , Reply# 19   12/29/2010 at 01:14 (3,448 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Beautiful Westinghouse Tank, Hans!

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Hope to find one myself someday. But the upright in the brochure that Charles posted looks a lot like mine. I have attachments and caddy with it, just wish I could find an instruction book and a decent brushroll for it. And yes, the gold printing IS on the bag, just a bit faded and hard to see in this picture.

Post# 119564 , Reply# 20   12/29/2010 at 11:13 (3,447 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Hans, Congratulations! That Westinghouse is BEAUTIFUL! And like others have said, that table is the perfect way to show it off. My mom used to have one just like it many years ago...wish I kept it when she died, but oh well....

And yes, you will find the other Westinghouse you gave the saying goes, good deeds come back to you in spades, so you are well overdue!


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