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Post# 136333   5/12/2011 at 19:03 (4,672 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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My dad found me this Filter Queen 31 and Regina Floor Cleaner today in an old basement. This is the picture he sent me. I'll try to upload some more tomorrow night. He said the filter queen works and came with all of the "papers". The lady said it belonged to her mother and had been sitting in her basement for a very long time. I have way to many Filter Queen 31s now... I don't know anything about the Regina other than that it is going to need a big cleaning! Along with the Filter Queen!

Post# 136353 , Reply# 1   5/12/2011 at 21:18 (4,672 days old) by 1926700 ()        
i have a ....

turquoise version of that Regina, except mines a lower end model, i say that because yours has that big solution tank, mine has a small removable tank, those are very good floor machines and especially for carpet shampooing (that what those white plastic brushes with the short bristles are for). id say mine and your are from the mid 60's, ive also seen one more that was a metallic blue color....


ill post a pic of mine.....

Post# 136354 , Reply# 2   5/12/2011 at 21:22 (4,672 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

That regina reminds me of my grandpas kenmore polisher. Must have been made under the same company!

Post# 136355 , Reply# 3   5/12/2011 at 21:24 (4,672 days old) by 1926700 ()        
heres the pic...


Post# 136364 , Reply# 4   5/12/2011 at 22:43 (4,672 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Pocatello, ID)        

The hose on the Filterqueen doesn't look like the original hose. It looks like it is a replacement hose maybe?

Post# 136381 , Reply# 5   5/13/2011 at 04:36 (4,672 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The FQ Mod31's were used a lot in vac shops for cleaning out vacs customers bring in for service.I have one from one of the vac shops here-its old and really beat up,has a replacement hose-but sort of special since the previous owner of it has died-I keep it as a memorial to him.former Vacuum Cleaner Hospital owner.I cleaned out the stuff that was in it with my M1 and replaced the filters and cone.The little thing still works-beleive before Bill died he said the machine has a second motor.

Post# 136419 , Reply# 6   5/13/2011 at 12:46 (4,671 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Yeah, the hose is a off a chrome and chocolate 33 I believe.

Post# 136420 , Reply# 7   5/13/2011 at 13:00 (4,671 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

It actually looks like a rainbow hose. The 33 hose was a dark brown similar to a kirby classic hose.

I have seen many retrofitted rainbow hoses on filter queens.

Post# 136424 , Reply# 8   5/13/2011 at 13:30 (4,671 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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It's not a Rainbow hose. Every single Filter Queen 31 I have gotten, besides one, has had this exact hose. So it's definitely a genuine Filter Queen hose..

Post# 136426 , Reply# 9   5/13/2011 at 13:38 (4,671 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

The ones I have seen had to be. Each end of the hose had rainbow ends with a filter queen adaptor to connect to the machine.

Post# 136427 , Reply# 10   5/13/2011 at 13:39 (4,671 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

That or maybe one company made hoses for FQ and Rainbow.

Post# 136428 , Reply# 11   5/13/2011 at 14:09 (4,671 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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They must have because the ones I have have no adaptors, it has the Filter Queen Ends and they say Filter Queen on them. Who knows I guess!

Post# 136442 , Reply# 12   5/13/2011 at 17:43 (4,671 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Here is the Filter Queen. It runs pretty good, but the bearings could use a greasing. The attachment crown is from a D31X, along with the crevice tool, metal floor tool, and I'm pretty sure the hose, because there was a straight suction hose sold with the chrome 33 and the D31x. It came with two packages of cones, one unopened, 4 motor filters, and a few pamphlets. Overall, it's in decent shape, but within the next few weeks I'll be giving it a deep cleaning.

Post# 136443 , Reply# 13   5/13/2011 at 17:44 (4,671 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Cleaned up and with the tools-
I will be getting the original tools and crown for this eventually...

Post# 136444 , Reply# 14   5/13/2011 at 17:45 (4,671 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Full Shot

Post# 136488 , Reply# 15   5/13/2011 at 22:54 (4,671 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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I am thinking that yours is the BOL model to mine as well. I fired it up for the first time tonight a few minutes ago, and it definitely runs! I am not sure how to use all of these brushes that it came with though. But I think that it might clean up pretty good!

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