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Square shaped vacuums cleaners??
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Post# 127267   3/11/2011 at 09:16 (4,734 days old) by vacuumboy1993 ()        

Hi guys!
Well it sounds kinda strange buuut...I'm making paper scale models of vacuums, but using paper I just can make vacuum cleaners that are square/rectangular or with straight lines profiles.
So could you give me some ideas of what vacuums (vintage and modern canister models) can I do?


Post# 127268 , Reply# 1   3/11/2011 at 09:22 (4,734 days old) by vacuumboy1993 ()        
Here's some examples of what I've done...

a japanese National MC-250C and a Eureka Imperial :P

Post# 127270 , Reply# 2   3/11/2011 at 10:39 (4,734 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        
Very Nice!!

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Very nice, Lots of work gone in to those:o) Keep up the good work!!:o)

Post# 127272 , Reply# 3   3/11/2011 at 11:01 (4,734 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Those are really amazing! How large are they? There's nothing in the photo to indicate the scale.

Don't know what to tell you about making vintage cylindrical or upright machines - maybe you could make a cylindrical form out of plastic and then layer the paper over it?

Post# 127277 , Reply# 4   3/11/2011 at 11:58 (4,734 days old) by vacuumboy1993 ()        
Tank you! :P

Electrolux~137 I don't know how to tell you the size of them, but the're quite small, here's another shot of the National to give you an idea.
I'll try to make a cylindrical one, I'm not sure if the result would be good, but let's try it!

Post# 127279 , Reply# 5   3/11/2011 at 12:09 (4,734 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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How about a Lewyt Big Wheel?


Post# 127288 , Reply# 6   3/11/2011 at 15:04 (4,734 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Beautiful models!

The squarist vacs I remember are the Hoover Portable, some of the Shetland-Lewyts, and all the Miele canisters of the 1980's - they were really square!

Another vac you might try is a Eureka Sweet Sixteen canister vac from the 1970's - they are very boxy and also were known as Ironsides or Quiet Kleens. Look for pics of models 1620, 1640, 1660 or 1680.

Post# 127290 , Reply# 7   3/11/2011 at 15:17 (4,734 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Don't forget the boxy Hoover Slimline!

See Pete's great video below.....

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 127318 , Reply# 8   3/11/2011 at 21:06 (4,734 days old) by goadie12 ()        

wow that is very impresive good job

Post# 127336 , Reply# 9   3/12/2011 at 03:42 (4,734 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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What about a Portapower? :)


Post# 127339 , Reply# 10   3/12/2011 at 05:05 (4,734 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

With some careful folding, you could probably put together something like a Clarke 500/Victor 271:

Post# 127351 , Reply# 11   3/12/2011 at 12:34 (4,733 days old) by klectrolux ()        

Awesome job! How long does it take to do one model? You could also make practically any Electrolux LOL they are all mostly somewhat square tubes. Could you make an AP 280 lol?

Post# 127354 , Reply# 12   3/12/2011 at 12:59 (4,733 days old) by vacuumboy1993 ()        

It could take maybe 1-3 days, it depends of how much free time you have. I'm going to make the AP280 as well as another models mentioned here like a Lewyt Big Wheel, a Hoover Portapower, some Eurekas...Charles Richard told me to try to make a cylindrical one, so I started to make a Royal 401.


Post# 127498 , Reply# 13   3/14/2011 at 10:40 (4,731 days old) by Kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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That's totally cool I love those little guys. I used to try to do that when I was a kid, but I never came close to yous ;)

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