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Post# 134362   4/27/2011 at 17:35 (4,683 days old) by goadie12 ()        

thaught you all would enjoy this.



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Post# 134368 , Reply# 1   4/27/2011 at 17:52 (4,683 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

I think it's utterly impractical and absolutely fabulous!

 

It's been on ebay for a long time and never got a bid.  I would have bid on it when I first saw it but they weren't willing to ship overseas.   Now I see that overseas shipping might be possible, and someone has bid on it!  Maybe one of our UK members?


Post# 134453 , Reply# 2   4/28/2011 at 03:04 (4,682 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Actually ......

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These Tablevacs turn up surprisingly often, I would say i have seen as many tablevacs in the last 10 years of ebaying as I have of all other Bylock models put together. A quick check through the archive should throw up Jack Copp's excellent analysis of this cleaner, he has a very good example himself. Personally I find them rather ugly, I wonder if that is why I have not bought one as Bylock is a brand of particular interest to me.

Jack has the original invoice for his and it shows (from memory) a cost of just under 15.00. Even back then (around 1964) this was very cheap for the most basic of cleaners, never mind one with matched wood veneers, and I believe most would have been sold at discounted rates when Bylock (or more correctly their parent company Rolls Razor) went bust. I suspect that most were only used for a short time before being shoved away in the back of a cupboard as the design is not very practical. On most of these cleaners I have seen the hose, tools & wands show only very light use.

Al


Post# 134474 , Reply# 3   4/28/2011 at 07:38 (4,682 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

They must have been developed and promoted for small one-room flats with precious little cupboard space.  I can't imagine dragging around a table to clean a larger home, and a home with stairs would be a ridiculous proposition!


Post# 134488 , Reply# 4   4/28/2011 at 11:07 (4,682 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Bylock

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Yes I would imagine that there would be more than a "Drag around Tragedy" if you pulled this table vac tooooo quickly, they had a link up with Lewyt who provided the See Through Hygenisacs...

Its more a portable central vac, if thats possible,,,LO



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