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My canister collection
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Post# 128558   3/24/2011 at 18:07 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Ok, in the interest of not having to create an oversized thread, I shall create two threads to showcase my current vacuum collection.

This one will be for my current canisters that I own.

First off, my favorite canister, and daily driver... the Constellation 86. Got this beauty for free from a good friend in town. Its absolutely mint with the exception of an unfortunate dent in the side. I dont want to try and fix it in fear of chipping the flawless paint.

The hose and wands are NOS gifted to me free from a local vacuum shop that is a literal goldmine/graveyard (THOUSANDS of vintage rare vacuum cleaners- at least 2 dozen constellations)

Post# 128560 , Reply# 1   3/24/2011 at 18:09 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Then there is my -other- constellation.

Model 84. First model with the iconic trumpet base.

This beauty I got for free from the same store mentioned above. It needs an overhaul. Looks ok, but has lots of rust under bumper.

No tools with this one. He does have a constellation 82 set of tools NOS but I couldn't reach the model 82 he had when I got the 84.

Post# 128563 , Reply# 2   3/24/2011 at 18:11 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Next are my filter queens.

I have 3 currently. One of my brown 33s is on loan to my moms friend.

Here is one that I got from the guy who gave me the constellation 86.

It has everything, including receipt from 1968 I believe, and even the hair dryer! how cool!

Thats my hoover platinum carpet cleaner in the background too.

Post# 128565 , Reply# 3   3/24/2011 at 18:13 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Here it is next to the other 33.

The other one came from an antique store with just the hose. Its the one on the right. Missing the blower cap.

Forgot to mention--> both machines have the cord winder in the base

Post# 128566 , Reply# 4   3/24/2011 at 18:14 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Now my new Filter queen.

This is a late 90s Triple crown.

At the moment, the bearings are squealing really bad! I love this machine, but I need to get it fixed before I can use it again.

This was given to me by my friend in town who has over 450 vacuums.

Post# 128568 , Reply# 5   3/24/2011 at 18:16 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Next is my lovely tristar.

I just adore these machines. I grew up around compacts (One to be shown later) at my grandpas house. They are very close to me.

Best canister vacuum I have ever used.

I have a few accessories as you can tell!

The compact PN is to my grandpas Compact C8 in gold.

Post# 128569 , Reply# 6   3/24/2011 at 18:17 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Some of the goodies that went with the filter queen in the picture above. Forgot to post this earlier.

Post# 128570 , Reply# 7   3/24/2011 at 18:18 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Now my late 50s Atlas Canister.

I can stare at this machine all day long!

Post# 128571 , Reply# 8   3/24/2011 at 18:20 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Now my grandpas turquoise Compact C6.

I couldn't locate the green C6 when I was there taking pictures. The gold C9 is in Cincinnati at my grandmas home. When she moves back my grandpa is going to give me the gold C9!

But wait... whats that thar on top?

Post# 128572 , Reply# 9   3/24/2011 at 18:21 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

A pn port!

I have only seen one other Compact with the power nozzle plug here.

Post# 128574 , Reply# 10   3/24/2011 at 18:22 (4,721 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Thats all!

Whew. That was long. Now my uprights.... thats like 2.5 times as many!

Post# 128624 , Reply# 11   3/24/2011 at 21:35 (4,721 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Wow very nice canisters

Post# 128671 , Reply# 12   3/24/2011 at 23:58 (4,721 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        


I remember seeing that model 86 when you brought it to Greg's... it really is probably one of the nicest 86s that I've ever seen.. Not a scratch on it... Definitely one you should hang on to!

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