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Post# 122750   1/23/2011 at 07:06 (4,777 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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I have been busy with my scanner this morning. Which is our version of "Consumer Reports" - this report covers several machines which are now very rare, although I can only think of one which is not in a UK collection that I know of

Post# 122751 , Reply# 1   1/23/2011 at 07:07 (4,777 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
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Post# 122752 , Reply# 2   1/23/2011 at 07:08 (4,777 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
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Uprights, all collected

Post# 122753 , Reply# 3   1/23/2011 at 07:10 (4,777 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
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All collected too - the MacDonald has similarities to teh Oreck I believe

Post# 122754 , Reply# 4   1/23/2011 at 07:16 (4,777 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
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The Hotpoint is the one that I dont know of in a collection. I would have said it could be of German origin as the later models were, but it says made in Britain. I have a Kenwood, and Rob and Paul snapped up a Hollandia last October

Post# 122766 , Reply# 5   1/23/2011 at 09:48 (4,777 days old) by MikeKLondon ()        

Hi All

This is the 1st time I have ever seen the McDonald here. i do remember they were cheap one thing I have always wanted to know is was this a proto type Oreck

Post# 122777 , Reply# 6   1/23/2011 at 11:49 (4,777 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        

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The early Orecks were manufactured in Germany, so, I bet there is a connection!


Post# 122782 , Reply# 7   1/23/2011 at 12:31 (4,777 days old) by Ohio_Tuec ()        

You are indeed correct. MacDonald Electric produced the Oreck CVR/XL-4000 series for Oreck. But the predecessor to the Oreck was actually the Whirlpool CVR-2000 & 3000. Oreck bought Whirlpool's failing vacuum cleaner line in 1963. Mr. Oreck gave licensing agreement to MacDonald Electric to produce the machine, and overseas it bore the MacDonald Electric name.

- Karl

Post# 122816 , Reply# 8   1/23/2011 at 17:34 (4,777 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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I forgot to post this earlier.

Although these were widely promoted in the 1970s I have only seen on, belonging to ChesterMike

Post# 122817 , Reply# 9   1/23/2011 at 18:00 (4,777 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Interesting stuff Alistair. It's fun for us over here to see stuff from over there.

wait....yeah that's right.

When I first saw the title of this thread I thought to myself - did 1973 have more than one October?

Post# 122850 , Reply# 10   1/24/2011 at 02:53 (4,777 days old) by MikeKLondon ()        

So the oreck's gone from the cheapest vac on the market to what it is to-day. COSCO are selling the HD model and I thing it was about 400 I have never owned an Oreck but did try one out in Harrods a few years ago when i was looking for a new daily vac, But i was not impressed and got a Miele with a PH still have that but I use a SEBO felix as the daily

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