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The monitor upright- aka the Apex 601
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Post# 130475   4/3/2011 at 18:46 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Here is my good friends Apex.... erm Monitor vacuum cleaner.

we found it in the vacuum gold-mine in town. Fascinated us like none other! So $30 later he bought it.

Its a rebadged Apex 601, very cool designs on this puppy.

Post# 130476 , Reply# 1   4/3/2011 at 18:46 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Post# 130477 , Reply# 2   4/3/2011 at 18:48 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Handle switch. Very very nice design.

Post# 130478 , Reply# 3   4/3/2011 at 18:48 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Post# 130479 , Reply# 4   4/3/2011 at 18:49 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Belt cover flipped down. Very junioresque.

Post# 130480 , Reply# 5   4/3/2011 at 18:50 (4,716 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Obviously needs a scrub down. But this sucker works very well!!!

Post# 130541 , Reply# 6   4/3/2011 at 20:31 (4,716 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
Great vacuum...

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I really love the Monitor insignia of the kid on skates!


Post# 318828 , Reply# 7   3/19/2015 at 22:50 (3,270 days old) by tinytyke (Fairmont, WV)        
Apex 600

Hi! Found your thread on this Apex 601. I recently bought an Apex 600 from someone on eBay. The machine works fine, except the belt needs to be replaced. Question: what belt does it take? Your vac looks enough like mine to lead me to believe it would use the same size belt as the 600. Any help would be much appreciated!

Post# 318856 , Reply# 8   3/20/2015 at 11:11 (3,270 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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A Royal upright belt will fit and work perfectly.

Post# 318864 , Reply# 9   3/20/2015 at 13:29 (3,269 days old) by clothbag (West Springfield, Ma.)        

I was amazed to see this post for the Monitor vacuum. I had a friend back in the 1970's that had one of those vacuums. The bag was large and half black and half white to beige. I really liked it and when he told me he was moving, I said the I would like to buy it from him, but he already gave it to his sister. It was one of many old vacuums that I had seen in my early years that eventually got me into collecting cloth bagged uprights in the 1990's.


Post# 318866 , Reply# 10   3/20/2015 at 14:17 (3,269 days old) by tinytyke (Fairmont, WV)        
Belt for Apex 600

Thank you, Dysonman1! Much appreciate the information!

Post# 319364 , Reply# 11   3/26/2015 at 14:56 (3,263 days old) by tinytyke (Fairmont, WV)        
Apex 600

Update: the Royal upright belt works perfectly in the Apex 600! That brush is spinning like mad!

Post# 319379 , Reply# 12   3/26/2015 at 16:35 (3,263 days old) by kenkart ()        
I will put

One of these up against any upright made today..

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