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Post# 131795   4/10/2011 at 20:52 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        

I posted some of these before but here are a few more!

Post# 131796 , Reply# 1   4/10/2011 at 20:54 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        


Post# 131797 , Reply# 2   4/10/2011 at 20:55 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        


Post# 131798 , Reply# 3   4/10/2011 at 20:56 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        

This one is better!!

Post# 131799 , Reply# 4   4/10/2011 at 20:58 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        


Post# 131800 , Reply# 5   4/10/2011 at 21:02 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        
Since im into STRANGE vacs!

Here is a STRANGE bird, I sure would like to have a hose and attachments! 1955 Cadillac Quic Vac

Post# 131804 , Reply# 6   4/10/2011 at 21:22 (4,705 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
Fabulous oldies...

Those vacs are beautiful.  I love the Royals, and the Kenmore is simply magical!  It brings to mind the many fantasy-filled hours I spent with the Sears and MW catalogues.

Post# 131807 , Reply# 7   4/10/2011 at 21:29 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        
I found that....

In Augusta Georgia...or rather as usual ,my partner found it!! I didnt want to go to the Antique mall there, but he insisted!!! 1956 Kenkart with the optional cordwinder and all attachments!! I about fell out!!

Post# 131819 , Reply# 8   4/10/2011 at 21:43 (4,705 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I believe those Royal tanks are models 901 (the red one) and the 701 (the silver one) if I am not mistaken. I would love to find a model 931 from around 1979 that has the 497 power nozzle.


Post# 131822 , Reply# 9   4/10/2011 at 21:46 (4,705 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

The whole shootin' match, and 1956 too....the year I was born.  I remember seeing one or two of them when I was a toddler and being awestruck at the unusual upright design.


Lucky you to have a partner like that.  My ex would get queezy just setting foot in an antique shop so I always had to go on my own.

Post# 131823 , Reply# 10   4/10/2011 at 21:49 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        

The red one is a 260 and the chrome one is a 401,I took it apart when I got it and the motor was dated 1963, according to Mike Rogers it was only sold by certain dealers who really moved the is a 68 Electro Hygiene!, one of my favorites from my good friend Dr John Young.

Post# 131824 , Reply# 11   4/10/2011 at 21:51 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        
My Donald!!

Collects antique Christmas lights!!! He has a building FULL of them, so if its my weekend to work, he goes to the auctions and estate sales and calls me if anything is interesting!! When im off...we both go!

Post# 131830 , Reply# 12   4/10/2011 at 22:01 (4,705 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

OMG, Christmas lights.....I LOVE them.  I have a friend in FL who has tons of old sets, and boxes of bulbs in his attic.  Many of them date from the 20's-30's.  I have a couple sets that were my parents' but I don't dare get started collecting them too.

Post# 131831 , Reply# 13   4/10/2011 at 22:04 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        
Here is!

The Building!

Post# 131832 , Reply# 14   4/10/2011 at 22:05 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        

PART of it!

Post# 131834 , Reply# 15   4/10/2011 at 22:09 (4,705 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

I'm having that "kid in a candy shop" experience

Post# 131854 , Reply# 16   4/10/2011 at 23:23 (4,705 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Hans, I have the same canister only in the salmon/pink and gray colors that match a Cadillac upright I have. The brand name on mine is Armaid, which was a department store branded model, I believe from Famous-Barr. I also think they are both made by Clements, could that be right? The upright was a gift from Marty Kaplan who won it at a convention, and the canister was a gift from John Pease who found it at an estate sale. Anyone who knows me well, know I like my matching sets, and even though the brand names are different, the colors match and are made by the same company. I especially like the canister tools, they're awesome!

Post# 131888 , Reply# 17   4/11/2011 at 08:52 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        
Pictures Please!!!

I dont even know what the attachments look like!!!

Post# 131899 , Reply# 18   4/11/2011 at 11:25 (4,705 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Does Betty Crocker live there too ??

Looking at the vacuums was awsome, plus seeing them in the 50's kitchen with the 50's stove.  Does  the stove have a "deep Well" cooker in it ?? Mom used to put a roast or a chicken the deep well cooker on our old Fridigaire on Sunday morning.

So when we got home from church, Dinner was always ready to sit down and eat !! 

But the Pie in the background sitting on the cooling rack!!  OH please tell that is a for real fruit pie !!   It looks so awesome.

I feel like I have  gone back home.  Except Mom would have NOT allowed the vacuum on the table or the stove .  Just No way !!

thank you  !


Post# 131914 , Reply# 19   4/11/2011 at 12:39 (4,705 days old) by kenkart ()        

I sold the pink Frigidaire and a 61 GE is in its place now, yes I make all kinds of pies etc, that one was rhubarb I think, I still make pie crust with lard!!!

Post# 131917 , Reply# 20   4/11/2011 at 12:54 (4,705 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Hey, Rick -


Yes, Clements made the Cadillac line, and also had lines under several different names. Somewhere I have a list that Stan Kann published years ago, showing all the cross-references of names of companies and products. I don't know where he go it...J

Post# 131918 , Reply# 21   4/11/2011 at 12:55 (4,705 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Hans - Simply beautiful machines! I hope you find the attachments for the Cadillac. - J

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