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Post# 138480   6/4/2011 at 13:42 (2,670 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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Some of this belongs in the vintage forum, and some belongs here, and I do not feel like splitting it all up, so here is everything together. We went to South Bend this weekend to run the Sunburst Race and we did quite a bit of vacuum hunting afterwards. First I got the Eureka Canister, 2 Regina Model 59s, Eureka Model K, and a Hoover Model 54*(I think that is it, I'm not sure.) I got all of this for FREE from a vac shop! The guy was very nice, and had a basement full of vacuums! A majority of pretty hard to find ones, but he wanted to hang on to them so he could rebuild them. Next I got the Kirby Classic Omega from an Oreck Store for free. The people that work there know me and they thought I would like it so they saved it for me! It was really nice. The bag is stuffed full, it is so gross. I got the Regina Housekeeper from a Goodwill for $8. It is in mint condition, and only missing the dusting brush. Finally, I found the Panasonic Powerwave, Fantom Lightning, and the Singer from another Goodwill, all for $23. I have a lightning, but I have parts readily accessible for this one so that I can have two good ones. I used to have the same Singer but I gave it to Kyle one of the times he was over.

I'll probably make a thread for the Reginas because those are the two I am the most curious about...

Post# 138481 , Reply# 1   6/4/2011 at 13:42 (2,670 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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The disgusting Kirby bag

Post# 138492 , Reply# 2   6/4/2011 at 15:14 (2,670 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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That Kirby bag is stuffed! How can anyone clean with that, let alone carry it! Great finds. I have never seen a Singer like that before.

Post# 138505 , Reply# 3   6/4/2011 at 15:50 (2,670 days old) by klectrolux ()        

Oh nice Eureka canister! I saw one on eBay a while ago but I let it slip away... Enjoy it! Very nice, powerful, and loud machines!

Post# 138508 , Reply# 4   6/4/2011 at 16:25 (2,670 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Hey chase. The Hoover is either a 541 or 543. Dose it have a beater bar roller or a all brush tuft roller? A 543 is the first hoover to have a beater bar

Post# 138509 , Reply# 5   6/4/2011 at 16:27 (2,670 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Ps please show us more of those amazing reginas!! Never seen one of those

Post# 138512 , Reply# 6   6/4/2011 at 16:39 (2,670 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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Brandon, it has the all bristle brushroll, and it also has the completely straight handle with a big switch on the base. Not sure if that's original. I checked the model number, and all I could make out was a 54. The third number has worn away. I will start a thread about the Reginas that way it might get more looks.

Post# 138519 , Reply# 7   6/4/2011 at 16:51 (2,670 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Cool. That's a 541. The handle and switch are original. The model 700 I believe was the first hoover with a metal handle. Don't quote me on that though.

Post# 138522 , Reply# 8   6/4/2011 at 17:15 (2,670 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

That is quite a haul! I have to admit that I am jelous of the regina 59's and the singer. Of cource I am happy for you though!

Post# 138536 , Reply# 9   6/4/2011 at 21:49 (2,670 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        
oh my!

Chase, you have the best luck! I've always wanted a Lightening (and that newer Singer is awesome... I had an aunt with that one when I was growing up, but it was black and red.... she hated it... left it behind at a house when she moved, and replaced it with an Elite, then a first gen BOL Windtunnel).... Do you have a power nozzle for the Lightening?

I had an ex that was from South Bend!

I have a friend who has that same Eureka and he loves it.... the switch doesn't work and the attachment cover is broken off and the bag door doesn't shut and the cord doesn't wind, but it's so powerful!

Post# 138538 , Reply# 10   6/4/2011 at 21:51 (2,670 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        
oh yeah

The switch placement on the Panasonic Powerwave is awful, but I do love the quick draw wand.... Does it have a bare floor shut off?

Post# 138540 , Reply# 11   6/4/2011 at 22:12 (2,670 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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Unfortunately the Lightning didn't come with a power nozzle, but I can get one. We get off for summer break on Tuesday, so hopefully Wednesday I will go out and get parts for it.
This PowerWave does not have a brushroll shut off. Although there may have been a model with it, but I'm unsure. These have SUCH an awkward feeling to them! It literally has a 'wave' in it. The only downside is that the bumper is a bit chewed away, it looks like someone rammed it into something sharp.. =/

Post# 138692 , Reply# 12   6/6/2011 at 10:29 (2,668 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Very nice finds Chase. Those Regina's are unique looking I like 'em. I like the singer as well its pretty good for a bargin vac. It sold in my part for around 60 bucks back in its day.

Post# 393733 , Reply# 13   6/23/2018 at 04:16 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Amazing finds! I live here and I can never find anything older than 2003!

Post# 393754 , Reply# 14   6/23/2018 at 22:26 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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