Thread Number: 11345
Which October 1973
[Down to Last]

Vacuumland's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items --- [As an eBay Partner, eBay may compensate vacuumland.org if you make a purchase using any link to eBay on this page]
Post# 122750   1/23/2011 at 07:06 (4,777 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

vacbear58's profile picture
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)        
Page 2

vacbear58's profile picture
..

Post# 122752 , Reply# 2   1/23/2011 at 07:08 (4,777 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Page 3

vacbear58's profile picture
Uprights, all collected

Post# 122753 , Reply# 3   1/23/2011 at 07:10 (4,777 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Page 4

vacbear58's profile picture
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)        
Page 5

vacbear58's profile picture
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
Al


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

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)        
Well

funvacfan's profile picture
The early Orecks were manufactured in Germany, so, I bet there is a connection!

Guy


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)        
MacDonald

vacbear58's profile picture
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


Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      



Comes to the Rescue!

Woops, Time to Check the Bag!!!
Either you need to change your vacuum bag or you forgot to LOG-IN?

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In



New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.



                     


automaticwasher.org home
Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy