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the old,the rare,and the odd.
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Post# 139826   6/15/2011 at 17:34 (4,644 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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o.k collectors,show us you're old,you're rare,you're odd vacuum cleaners!

Post# 139834 , Reply# 1   6/15/2011 at 19:23 (4,644 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Okay, i'll bite the grammar bullet..
I'm 58 and some might think that old.
I'm the only one of my kind so that makes me rare.
And I do clean up the odd vacuums now and then.

Old odd Davy


Post# 139836 , Reply# 2   6/15/2011 at 19:34 (4,644 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

After translation into English, my rarest vac that I own is my Kirby 1981 Golden Trophy "Council Winner" Tradition... :)

Seen here with my Heritage84 and my former G5:



Post# 139838 , Reply# 3   6/15/2011 at 19:38 (4,644 days old) by 1926700 ()        
Dave just like everything old odd and rare.....

your still a treasure! =)

 

and here's mine...my 1964 Oreck CVR4000 made my McDonald Electric in Germany! 


Post# 139839 , Reply# 4   6/15/2011 at 19:40 (4,644 days old) by 1926700 ()        
and another for good mesure....

my 1992 Kenmore Power Center...this falls into odd, and rare


Post# 139840 , Reply# 5   6/15/2011 at 19:40 (4,644 days old) by hydralique (Los Angeles)        
Dave . . .

and if your avatar is a reliable guide, you're the type who chooses to do it with a Lewyt thus making you even rarer these days!

Amazing golden Kirby, 2cvbloke!


Post# 139841 , Reply# 6   6/15/2011 at 19:43 (4,644 days old) by 1926700 ()        
and one more for good luck....

last one i promise!.....they keep poping int my mind....my 1973 Regina Brush.N.Beat upright in cheery yellow


Post# 139842 , Reply# 7   6/15/2011 at 19:46 (4,644 days old) by hydralique (Los Angeles)        
Now that I think about it 2cvbloke . . .

I believe the three Kirbys combined must weigh more than my whole Dyane 6 back when I had it, at least if my Legend II is any guide.

As for me, somewhere in storage I have a Compact complete with pink hassock storage box and floor polisher, most likely a C-4. Not especially rare, but rarer than the Legend II and certainly odder if only for the pink hassock box.


Post# 139843 , Reply# 8   6/15/2011 at 19:50 (4,644 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Nah, the Dyane6 weighs more than a 2CV (bigger panels to make it look more modern), so, it'd be more like the weight of a 2CV6... :P

Post# 139853 , Reply# 9   6/15/2011 at 20:43 (4,644 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Jason!!!!!! There is that exact same model of oreck at the local goodwill. Its been there for weeks. They want $20 for it. I have never considered it. Didn't know it was rare

Post# 139866 , Reply# 10   6/15/2011 at 21:33 (4,644 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        
Brandon,

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I would grab that if I were you! Those were the first Orecks, and they are really neat!
Chase


Post# 139903 , Reply# 11   6/16/2011 at 13:38 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
Brush and Beat!!

Now thats unusual, I remember being at Iveys in Charlotte NC as a kid and seeing those new!! I thought they were great then, and still do!

Post# 139906 , Reply# 12   6/16/2011 at 14:12 (4,643 days old) by 1926700 ()        
Hans....

you should remember THAT particular Brush.N.Beat......think back to 07?


Post# 139907 , Reply# 13   6/16/2011 at 14:18 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
OH YEAH!!!

Its all coming back to me now!!! Seems I DO remember it!

Post# 139908 , Reply# 14   6/16/2011 at 15:31 (4,643 days old) by 1926700 ()        
humm humm.....

Phillip ended saving it about a year and a half after that....then i traded him a all original Convertible 66 for it....i wanted that cause it made a sort appearance on one of my favorite T.V. shows from the 70's.....


Post# 139934 , Reply# 15   6/16/2011 at 16:58 (4,643 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        
I'll post a few uncommon things.

Model O with it's hoover display

Post# 139936 , Reply# 16   6/16/2011 at 16:59 (4,643 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        

Toy Hoover, imported from England.

Post# 139937 , Reply# 17   6/16/2011 at 17:00 (4,643 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        
Singer, Kenmore, Westinghouse Convert-O-Vac II

.

Post# 139938 , Reply# 18   6/16/2011 at 17:01 (4,643 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        
Singer Simon, Swedish Panasonic, all original Oreck 4000

.

Post# 139939 , Reply# 19   6/16/2011 at 17:02 (4,643 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        
Hoover 634, TOL (NOS) Kenmore Duo Power, Hoover 150

.

Post# 139940 , Reply# 20   6/16/2011 at 17:03 (4,643 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        
Mint Regina Brush-N-Beat, (NOS) Regina Housekeeper 1000, Tra

.

Post# 139945 , Reply# 21   6/16/2011 at 18:48 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
Well...

How About...A Silver Knight, 1955.

Post# 139946 , Reply# 22   6/16/2011 at 18:49 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
OR.....

How about a 63 Hamilton Beach Lite Look

Post# 139947 , Reply# 23   6/16/2011 at 18:51 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
Or Maybe...

A 56 Ken Kart!

Post# 139948 , Reply# 24   6/16/2011 at 18:52 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
56 Ken Kart

Rug tool, the only Kenmore ever built with a curved lower wand.

Post# 139949 , Reply# 25   6/16/2011 at 18:54 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
OR!!!

How about a 55 Westinghouse one stroke.

Post# 139950 , Reply# 26   6/16/2011 at 18:55 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
Maybe...

A Mc Allister

Post# 139951 , Reply# 27   6/16/2011 at 18:57 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
OR!!!

A 56 Chrome 500 Filter Queen

Post# 139952 , Reply# 28   6/16/2011 at 18:58 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
And...

A 1960 120 Lewyt!

Post# 139953 , Reply# 29   6/16/2011 at 19:01 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
How about THIS!

A RCA Whirlpool Bambi!

Post# 139954 , Reply# 30   6/16/2011 at 19:04 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
And Last

But Not LEAST!!! A 1962 Kenmore 75

Post# 139955 , Reply# 31   6/16/2011 at 19:06 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
Oh Heck....

One More will not hurt! A GE Floor washer that picks up water USING THE EXHAUST AIR!!

Post# 139958 , Reply# 32   6/16/2011 at 19:20 (4,643 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        
something that is

definatley old, definatley rare, and in a way odd

of course, my Sturtevant Model: 15

-Trevor


Post# 139970 , Reply# 33   6/16/2011 at 20:01 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
Oh My!!!!

Now that IS RARE!

Post# 140015 , Reply# 34   6/17/2011 at 00:34 (4,643 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        
At My Dad's House....

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I'll have to post the ones at my mom's tomorrow...

The Anser. It is old, odd, and very uncommon! This is basically a Hoover 28. It is missing the headlight lens though.


Post# 140016 , Reply# 35   6/17/2011 at 00:37 (4,643 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Not exactly old, but this is very odd and pretty rare. A Kenmore Whispertone Self Propelled. These are pretty good to come by, and very unique.

Post# 140017 , Reply# 36   6/17/2011 at 00:38 (4,643 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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And finally, the Regina Model 59's

Post# 140020 , Reply# 37   6/17/2011 at 06:59 (4,643 days old) by kenkart ()        
Anser!

The Anser is a Universal upright with a Hoover brushroll, a great cleaner, Even the motor is exactly like the Universal.

Post# 140104 , Reply# 38   6/18/2011 at 13:32 (4,641 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

The MC Allister reminds me of the fairfax design. The shape of the body looks similar. ;)

Post# 140118 , Reply# 39   6/18/2011 at 14:48 (4,641 days old) by kenkart ()        
It Is..

Very similar, but I tried putting a Fairfax power plant on the Mc Allister Hydro Vac shell, and it is slightly larger, must be some family history.

Post# 140137 , Reply# 40   6/18/2011 at 18:03 (4,641 days old) by Red_October ()        
Old and rare you say?

I'll just leave this here...

Post# 140652 , Reply# 41   6/22/2011 at 22:20 (4,637 days old) by whirlsonicmore (South US)        

Diggin' that Whispertone SP, Vacman! Those were fun to work on back in the day.
Wouldn't mind finding one for myself.



Post# 140692 , Reply# 42   6/23/2011 at 09:37 (4,637 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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There all so unique. I love the Kenmore's =). The Anser is nice, different. I also love the Pink Kenkart. The rug tool on that must have some nice airflow, with the brush being in the middle.


Post# 140700 , Reply# 43   6/23/2011 at 12:29 (4,636 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        
If you like Kenmores, how about....

This! It falls into the old, the rare, and the odd!
1932 Kenmore Jr. DeLuxe.


Post# 140729 , Reply# 44   6/23/2011 at 18:27 (4,636 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Speaking of McAllister/Fairfax here's a fetching green beauty that appeared on eBay in September 2008. I am sad to say that my bid was NOT the winning one. :-(

Con-Vac Model R-1 made by the Conlon-Moore Corporation in Chicago.
Sure, the tools are all newer replacements but with the J-wands and proper hose connections this would have been a rare beast to set beside the McAllister and Fairfaxes...Fairfaxi?


Post# 140731 , Reply# 45   6/23/2011 at 18:47 (4,636 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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McAllister patent

Post# 140733 , Reply# 46   6/23/2011 at 18:50 (4,636 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Drawing.

So which came first - McAllister, Con-Vac or Fairfax?

Well, Harley J. got the patent for the case design so...


Post# 140797 , Reply# 47   6/24/2011 at 13:26 (4,635 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

I have a fairfax from the 90's, and it is quite bulky, although it works really well, and I love the design of it. I have to say that the mc allister vacs are pretty neat ;)


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