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Birtman built Kenmore Horizon...1957
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Post# 127905   3/20/2011 at 11:10 (4,730 days old) by kenkart ()        

I thought some one might enjoy seeing the last of the Birtman built Kenmores,This is from early to mid 1957, Whirlpool took over sometime late year 57.

Post# 127907 , Reply# 1   3/20/2011 at 11:11 (4,730 days old) by kenkart ()        
HOW CAN YOU TELL THE BIRTMAN s???

They built there own motor!

Post# 127908 , Reply# 2   3/20/2011 at 11:13 (4,730 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Wow, what a cutie. So, Whirlpool continued the same look later?

Post# 127909 , Reply# 3   3/20/2011 at 11:13 (4,730 days old) by kenkart ()        
Its unique!

And unmistakable! power wise..not much different than the Lamb motor of next year, but it SOUNDS different!

Post# 127925 , Reply# 4   3/20/2011 at 12:41 (4,730 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

That's the vacuum of my childhood although I don't know what motor ours had in it. It remained in moms basement unused near 30 years after I left home in 74 as I'd see it there yearly on my return visits from out west.. When we moved back in 2006, me with my truckload of vacs and expecting it to still be there , why wouldn't it, it was gone :(


Post# 127941 , Reply# 5   3/20/2011 at 14:01 (4,730 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        
Was Mine - A Saturn

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Now gifted to Charlie W. It has a fully integrated electric hose, one of the first I believe. Won "Most Historical" at the VCCC convention.

Post# 127948 , Reply# 6   3/20/2011 at 15:19 (4,730 days old) by Kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Love it. I have never seen one around here.

Post# 127950 , Reply# 7   3/20/2011 at 15:42 (4,730 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Thats an interesting power nozzle!

VW


Post# 128012 , Reply# 8   3/21/2011 at 02:58 (4,730 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Like that Bell nozzle shaped powernozzle-would be so much better than todays square or rectagular ones-more manuerable-and gets into small spaces better,closer to walls,and around furniture legs.And looks like it may be METAL so it has weight-won't just skitter over the floor like many of todays plastic nozzles that are too light in weight.So cool-that older METAL Kenmore vacuums-soo much better than the plastic JUNK they make now!!


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