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Post# 135061   5/2/2011 at 18:27 (4,678 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Oh I am sick. Very very sick. I am contemplating if I am a hoarder.


Picked up another goodie at goodwill. Just about walked passed it until I saw the cloth hose dangling out the side of the bin.


Post# 135062 , Reply# 1   5/2/2011 at 18:29 (4,678 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

The Kenmore Commander At home.


Do pardon the paint scuffs and scratches. Its a tad rough. But doesn't seem so bad on the top in person.


Didn't polish the bullet nose yet.



What a fun vacuum! It looks like a bomb/rocket! Very cool design.


The hose is original and in great condition. (does have a little piece of tap on one end.


Post# 135063 , Reply# 2   5/2/2011 at 18:30 (4,678 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Nose.

Post# 135064 , Reply# 3   5/2/2011 at 18:30 (4,678 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

rear exhaust cover thingy.

Post# 135065 , Reply# 4   5/2/2011 at 18:31 (4,678 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Plate.

Post# 135066 , Reply# 5   5/2/2011 at 18:32 (4,678 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

The underside.

Totally realized I forgot to take pictures of the machine front and top. :P


Post# 135067 , Reply# 6   5/2/2011 at 18:32 (4,678 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

nameplate.

LOVE IT!

I can see why Mark Goodall loves to make spaceships out of these!


Post# 135072 , Reply# 7   5/2/2011 at 19:01 (4,678 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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You are making my spidey senses tingle! That looks very much like a machine my aunt sent me via railroad shipment back when I was 7 maybe? She was died in the wool Sears Kenmore only shopper, I remember it being very Buck Rogers looking, that is about it. So, I'm a thinkin...............

Post# 135073 , Reply# 8   5/2/2011 at 19:02 (4,678 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Anyone, how old would that have been in lets say 1964? Old enough for a housewife to want a new model?

Post# 135444 , Reply# 9   5/5/2011 at 20:26 (4,675 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Anyone got an approximate date for this machine?

Thanks!

The bearings are a little dry. Might make a fun rocket car out of it. :D


Post# 135446 , Reply# 10   5/5/2011 at 20:39 (4,675 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I think I tried something!

Post# 135457 , Reply# 11   5/5/2011 at 20:58 (4,675 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Are you saying the machine was new in '64? I would have thought this machine to be much older.


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