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Post# 142483   7/9/2011 at 11:45 (4,618 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Besides the cute little Lux that arrived this morning; see the thread  "Electrolux model S on ebay" I picked up 3 other nifty little bargains in the past week:   a sweet little Kenmore, Rainbow D2 and Riccar/Panasonic.


First, the Kenmore.  I was looking for something to use at the "cabin" which would store compactly and this will work perfectly.  I like the two-toned sage and pistachio color scheme.

Post# 142484 , Reply# 1   7/9/2011 at 11:48 (4,618 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
this Rainbow has been to hell and back

I already had a complete set of tools, dolly and even a spare separator so all I needed was a motor unit.  The powernozzle and spare water pan were a nice bonus.

Post# 142486 , Reply# 2   7/9/2011 at 11:53 (4,618 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
Houston, we have a problem.....

When I found this at the thrift store I spotted a suspiciously dirty looking pan, and decided to walk away.  But then a nagging voice said "what's a little dirt?" so I went back, lifted the unit OFF the pan and plugged it in.  The darned thing ran like a top, with a long smooth wind-down when switched off.  So, it came home with me.  It will need a THOROUGH cleaning.......someone used it without any water.  "This is one of those bagless vacs, right?"

Post# 142487 , Reply# 3   7/9/2011 at 11:56 (4,618 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Finally, this Riccar/Panasonic had a very sheltered existence before reaching the thrift store.  Hardly a spec of dust on it anywhere and only one small smudge on the side, easily erased.  Literally all it needs is a new belt and package of bags.

Post# 142490 , Reply# 4   7/9/2011 at 13:20 (4,618 days old) by lovecanisters ()        

I love that Kenmore canister,'s beautiful :)

Post# 142499 , Reply# 5   7/9/2011 at 15:08 (4,618 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wow! That riccar is awesome! As is the kenmore. You really did well on your haul!

Post# 142503 , Reply# 6   7/9/2011 at 15:38 (4,618 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Nice Kenmore, love the pana/ ricar

Post# 142561 , Reply# 7   7/9/2011 at 20:57 (4,618 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Rainbow D2(A)

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I believe your Rainbow is either a 1979-era D2 (chocolate brown trim color instead of copper) or that of the short-lived stopgap model D2A (essentially just the D2 with the motor assembly of the future D3A).

Could you please read what the power nozzle's nameplate (see back view by handle joint) is? I hint it is a model R-1024 type F.

Thank you,

Ben Edge

Post# 142563 , Reply# 8   7/9/2011 at 21:03 (4,618 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Ben, the power nozzle is model #R1024 E, and the Rainbow itself is model D2.

Post# 142564 , Reply# 9   7/9/2011 at 21:04 (4,618 days old) by hoover1 ()        

love the rainbow, and I have that same exact Riccar!

Post# 142613 , Reply# 10   7/10/2011 at 09:08 (4,617 days old) by Real1 ()        

that Rexair brings back memories. It was the only vacuum as a kid that scared me. I was sure it was doing things on its own at night, from its lair in the closet.;-) I have ZERO desire to collect one of those-pity.


Post# 142683 , Reply# 11   7/10/2011 at 21:09 (4,617 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        


As an Internet - trained psychologist, I may be able to help you overcome this fear of water filtering-media household appliances. My fee is approximately $1,324.88 an hour, but I feel that over the course of one-hour a day/five days a week treatments not lasting say - over three months, I can cure you of your Rexairfobia.

And look - don't thank me. Just being able to help is thanks enough! Well, and of course cash or money orders only please.

Or PayPal.



PS Neil: Nice machines. Looks like you are well on your way to another very nice collection!

Post# 142701 , Reply# 12   7/10/2011 at 22:14 (4,617 days old) by Real1 ()        

that's OK, Rick. My PayPal account is broken....or maybe my typing arm ...can't remember which. In any event, your pricing seems reasonable for the Gates Foundation folks, so it should be good enough for me. I'll think about it and let you know; don't call me, as I'll call you.;-)

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