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Post# 129178   3/27/2011 at 16:12 (4,724 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        

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I think these 2 are in fair condition for their age? They keep their place in the foyer in the corner on display as people walk in the door(I may add a Hoover or two against the wall across from the front door

Post# 129180 , Reply# 1   3/27/2011 at 16:16 (4,724 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Love the Eureka!!
You are really close to where I live in Independence.


Post# 129182 , Reply# 2   3/27/2011 at 16:21 (4,724 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Both are indeed old! Hehe.

Very nice machines you have! Would love to see more of that left machine. Is that a premiere?


Post# 129266 , Reply# 3   3/27/2011 at 19:47 (4,724 days old) by KirbyDS80 (California)        
Do they run?

Do any of these machines acutally run? Would be neat to see them actually run.
-Jayson


Post# 129272 , Reply# 4   3/27/2011 at 20:23 (4,724 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Looks like they are running! If not, the bags would have to be stuffed. But those cords are going somewhere.


Just curious, are either of these machines pre 1915? If so do they have the original Edison screw on plug?


Post# 129295 , Reply# 5   3/27/2011 at 21:32 (4,724 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
1937 Royal Vacuum

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@JohnnyB59C
Am I led to believe that the name "Jason" that appears on your 1937 Royal refers to some dealer whose first name is Jason, or perhaps a last name like that of Stark?

Also... I'd like to know the model # of your '37 Royal. Thank you very much.

~Ben


Post# 129326 , Reply# 6   3/27/2011 at 22:22 (4,724 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
closeup #1 of vacuum on the left

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the motor

Post# 129329 , Reply# 7   3/27/2011 at 22:26 (4,724 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
closeup #2 of "America"

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revolving brush

Post# 129330 , Reply# 8   3/27/2011 at 22:28 (4,724 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
closeup#3

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switch side

Post# 129333 , Reply# 9   3/27/2011 at 22:35 (4,724 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
pic #2 of the Eureka and America

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I don't like to unwrap the old cloth cords so I have them connected to Kirby cords

Post# 129336 , Reply# 10   3/27/2011 at 22:40 (4,724 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

AH! Its an America!

My friend has one of those. Very cool vacuums!! I think they might be the same model possibly.


I understand that you are a huge fan of the early machines too, and that you have quite the collection! You should list in your profile some of the machines you have.


Post# 129339 , Reply# 11   3/27/2011 at 23:00 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
The Royal Jason I.D.

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here is a closeup of the Royal "Jason" tag

Post# 129346 , Reply# 12   3/27/2011 at 23:13 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
Royal Jason

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I know it wasn't named after me(my 1st name happens to be Jason but I'm only 32)

Post# 129353 , Reply# 13   3/27/2011 at 23:38 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
Royal Jason closeup

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don't know what to write about this one

Post# 129442 , Reply# 14   3/28/2011 at 13:49 (4,723 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



Here's the story about that Jason upright. Quite a few years ago John Lucia came for a visit (or was it Mike Pupek? or was it Hans Craig? Good Lord, the brain damage!). We went thrifting one day and found the Jason at a yard sale.

We both thought of Jason Davis and I decided I wanted to send the Jason vacuum to him as a surpruse. But it was badly tarnished and really needed a spa treatment. So I sent it to Bob Kautzman to spruce up for Jason and then send it to him.

When Bob finished with it, it literally looked brand new. Needless to say, Jason was quite surprised to get it! And I'm glad to see he still has it!!



Post# 129444 , Reply# 15   3/28/2011 at 13:53 (4,723 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



P.S.: As far as I know, no one ever has been able to figure out where the Jason came from. It's clearly a Royal. Some of Royal's preferred customers can order "vanity" machines with their store name instead of the Royal brand, e.g., Starks in Portland, Oregon. Apparently there was a Jason Vacuum Cleaner company somewhere.

P.P.S. Good to see you here Jason!


Post# 129474 , Reply# 16   3/28/2011 at 17:02 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
can anyone tell me the model?

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there are obviously a few pieces missing

Post# 129475 , Reply# 17   3/28/2011 at 17:11 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
the motor runs though

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I don't think it will pick up much dirt for awhile- if ever again.

Post# 129478 , Reply# 18   3/28/2011 at 17:22 (4,723 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

What a neat vacuum! is there a tag on it? What is the brand? The exhaust looks like a kenmore.

Post# 129480 , Reply# 19   3/28/2011 at 17:28 (4,723 days old) by opelgtkarl (Puyallup, Washington)        

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Hey Jason can I call you?
Thanks!
-Karl


Post# 129481 , Reply# 20   3/28/2011 at 17:29 (4,723 days old) by opelgtkarl (Puyallup, Washington)        

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Hey Jason can I call you?
Thanks!
-Karl


Post# 129490 , Reply# 21   3/28/2011 at 17:57 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
Kenmore?

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what makes ya think that?

Post# 129501 , Reply# 22   3/28/2011 at 18:31 (4,723 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Yay! I was right.


I am quite fascinated with these early kenmores.


Someone on Craigslist emailed me with one for sale locally. They are asking $250 for it though, which is out of my price range.

A little newer than yours. Maybe 8-10 years newer?


Post# 129514 , Reply# 23   3/28/2011 at 19:17 (4,723 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



Brandon, those folks will live to be a ripe old age before they get anywhere nearly that much for their old Kenmore.



Post# 129529 , Reply# 24   3/28/2011 at 20:14 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
whats the deal here?

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this looks like a Kenmore Commander but not a Kenmore?

Post# 129530 , Reply# 25   3/28/2011 at 20:16 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
Commander2

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whole

Post# 129531 , Reply# 26   3/28/2011 at 20:16 (4,723 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Looks like a kenmore to me. The typical silver bumper running from tip to toe is very "kenmoresque"

Post# 129532 , Reply# 27   3/28/2011 at 20:17 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
3Commander

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whole2

Post# 129533 , Reply# 28   3/28/2011 at 20:19 (4,723 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Definitely a kenmore! Must have been a deluxe model.

Its missing the tag near the bullet nose that would have said Kenmore.


There is a guy in town who turns these machines into art. Like space ships, jet packs and so much more!


Post# 129535 , Reply# 29   3/28/2011 at 20:25 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
connection

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have you ever seen one without a removable cord?

Post# 129539 , Reply# 30   3/28/2011 at 20:34 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
artwork

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I made a couple of strange and/or works of art myself(even made one I could wear on my back out of a Commander by adding an old metal back pack frame!)

Post# 129541 , Reply# 31   3/28/2011 at 20:38 (4,723 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Cool!

Looks like something straight out of ghost busters! One of my favorite movies!


Post# 129545 , Reply# 32   3/28/2011 at 20:54 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
artwork2

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actually, this is artwork 1 the previous pic should be artwork 2(actually the previous is artwork 1 with stuff added the next year)

Post# 129548 , Reply# 33   3/28/2011 at 21:12 (4,723 days old) by Johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
kenmore+?

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what all parts can you recognize?

Post# 129549 , Reply# 34   3/28/2011 at 21:17 (4,723 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

I see a transponder for a satellite dish!!!!


I love these contests where I win a Vintage Jason Upright vacuum for having the first correct answer!!!!!


YAY!!!!!!

You can ship it when ever you're ready......no super hurry.


Post# 129551 , Reply# 35   3/28/2011 at 21:27 (4,723 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Well the yellow and black box is Obviously the Ghost trap. :P


That is really an ingenious creation! My little brother was Venkman one year for Halloween.

I was thinking of getting a Kenmore commander from a local vacuum shop, however I realized it would probably be too heavy and large for him to carry. So I made the box using some UPS box, painting it, and sticking a kirby hose out the side. Was really cute!
My mom had sewn an entire one piece uniform for him too, with little patches and stuff from ebay.


Post# 339460 , Reply# 36   12/16/2015 at 18:58 (2,999 days old) by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
Hey I found this and thought I'd show it off

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found this on my old computer- been several years since it was taken. I notice there had been quite a few messages on the board from several years ago to me. sorry folks- I do promise to check up on my messages way more often from this day forth


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Post# 339462 , Reply# 37   12/16/2015 at 19:25 (2,999 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
johnnyb59c

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Jason,

Welcome back!

~Ben


Post# 339470 , Reply# 38   12/16/2015 at 22:56 (2,998 days old) by kenkart ()        
Commander

I DO HOPE that wasn't made into "art:..I have been looking for that one for years, It is indeed a Kenmore, But the first ones were called Commander Imperials, the Kenmore name was not on them, the detachable cord dates it to just before WW2 I believe, of course a Birtman product, This one is hard to find!!!

Post# 339528 , Reply# 39   12/17/2015 at 17:47 (2,998 days old) by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
whatsup?

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I got a bit of new stuff and old stuff since I was last here.

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Post# 339538 , Reply# 40   12/17/2015 at 18:18 (2,998 days old) by CharlesKirby66 (Manteca, CA)        
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What Family Guy episode is that screenshot from?!  I never remember seeing Peter at a used vacuum shop.


Post# 339589 , Reply# 41   12/18/2015 at 17:46 (2,997 days old) by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        

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Post# 339590 , Reply# 42   12/18/2015 at 17:47 (2,997 days old) by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        

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Post# 339591 , Reply# 43   12/18/2015 at 18:26 (2,997 days old) by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
CharlesKirby66

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it was the episode Mr.Saturday Knight from season3 episode 9 (or you could just look up family guy-meatball for this footage only)
on youtube


Post# 339642 , Reply# 44   12/20/2015 at 05:28 (2,995 days old) by CharlesKirby66 (Manteca, CA)        
Johnnyb

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LOL that's right! Thanks for helping me remember that one. I haven't seen that clip since I have become a Kirby fan. Takes on a whole new meaning and significance now! LOL

Post# 340599 , Reply# 45   1/3/2016 at 21:03 (2,981 days old) by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
hello and happy new year. I have some new news

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hello. I have some new news since the last time. Should I add to this page or start a new page? I haven't gotten my pictures moved over to my new computer yet.


Post# 340604 , Reply# 46   1/3/2016 at 22:36 (2,980 days old) by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
CharlesKirby66

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have you seen Ant Man yet? It has a scene of him getting vacuumed up in a Kirby Classic Omega(being the size of an ant it was a pretty good scene)



Post# 340651 , Reply# 47   1/4/2016 at 15:26 (2,980 days old) by CharlesKirby66 (Manteca, CA)        
Johnny

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Woah!  No I hadn't, but I just checked it out on YouTube.


Being an avid Kirby fan, I found issue with this scene.

 

To start, assuming proper Toe-Touch height adjustment, that Lego block couldn't get into the nozzle without the woman tilting the nozzle over to suck it up, which she did not do.

 

Next, the fans for Kirbys are direct-air impellers, not fans behind screens as shown in the scene.

 

Finally, Kirby never had a "Bag Full" indicator light.  At least, not to the best of my knowledge.


Oh, Hollywood... how you have tainted the image of Kirby.  LOL



CLICK HERE TO GO TO CharlesKirby66's LINK

Post# 340816 , Reply# 48   1/6/2016 at 18:14 (2,978 days old) by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
Charles

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it's the only vacuum scene in the movie but it is a good movie. It was on my bro's Christmas list so I got it for him. Awesome movie. Christmas Day night he insisted that we all sit down and watch it(I hadn't seen it til then.)


Post# 346200 , Reply# 49   3/3/2016 at 20:50 (2,921 days old) by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
Been working on my new shop

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since its cooler but not TOO cold I've been working out there- and trying to discover some of my stuff I haven't seen in awhile. If anyone cares to see more pics of it and/or closeups let me know

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Post# 346230 , Reply# 50   3/4/2016 at 08:16 (2,920 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Jason,

very Nice indeed! Now that was an education.
Nice workshop also which explains the pristine stately house.
You live near Bartlesville where Ree Drumond, Pioneer woman on food network is from.


Post# 398147 , Reply# 51   9/12/2018 at 22:58 (1,998 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Royal 239

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I've noticed that the model number on the Royal Jason says 239. It looks similar to the 215, but not much info seems to exist for the 239.

The most recent patent on the plate listed is 2,259,855, which was filed on September 10, 1938 and issued on October 21, 1941, which means I was not too far off regarding when exactly this had been made.

~Ben


Post# 398183 , Reply# 52   9/14/2018 at 02:07 (1,996 days old) by Bee-Vac (Pomona, Calif)        
Wow

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I sure do love these early cleaners! That Jason is really nice!


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