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Post# 130458   4/3/2011 at 16:31 (4,716 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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I just saw this photo on eBay, circa 1948. Looks like either a model "O" or the model that followed right after. It would seem as if the lady is trading it in. I shudder to think, even though I'm sure they were much more plentiful then....

- Hershel


Post# 130462 , Reply# 1   4/3/2011 at 16:56 (4,716 days old) by DysonAnimal ()        

I'd say that's a Model 1 Improved...

Post# 130473 , Reply# 2   4/3/2011 at 18:35 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Cant blame her for trading in her 30 pound vacuum cleaner! lol.

Bet that machines is floating around in someones closet somewhere, waiting to be discovered.

I can imagine that 90% of housewives today would immediately throw it out if they found it, unfortunately. For the modern households eye, its just not an interest except to collectors.

Post# 130546 , Reply# 3   4/3/2011 at 20:34 (4,716 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

That appears to be the Model 2, which came out directly after the model 0. Hope this helps.


Post# 130622 , Reply# 4   4/4/2011 at 03:44 (4,716 days old) by DysonAnimal ()        

I'm pretty sure it's a Model 1 Improved... early models after Model O were as follows:

Model 0 (1908-09)
Model 18 (1908-09)
Model 0 Improved (1909)
Model 194 (1909-16)
Model 195 (1909-16)
Model 2 (1909)
Model 1 (1910)
Model 1 Improved (1912)

From the illustrations and photographs I have, it looks nothing like Model 2 (which had a lower profile, cast chassis), but a lot like Model 1 Improved:

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