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Post# 143792   7/18/2011 at 19:39 (4,610 days old) by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

I'm always finding vacs curbside and have too many now, so I always try to close my eyes and walk away when I see them at a sale.

That said, stopped at a yard sale yesterday and saw this one in the corner for $2.00.

It was suffering from the backwards handle syndrome (how do people vacuum like that?).

Post# 143796 , Reply# 1   7/18/2011 at 19:43 (4,610 days old) by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

Here it is after some clean up.

It runs very well, was hoping I had some Kenmore bags in my stash, but alas all are 5023 for a canister or for a newer upright. I'll have to look around I guess.

Post# 143797 , Reply# 2   7/18/2011 at 19:45 (4,610 days old) by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

Pictures didn't turn out as good as I hoped.

Post# 143801 , Reply# 3   7/18/2011 at 20:09 (4,610 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Sorry to tell you, but the bags for the Duo Power were discontinued several yrs ago. An Aunt of mine had one that looks almost exactly like yours, and had to retire the vac because she could not find bags anywhere. She called several different Sears stores and even the main catalog dept. and they all laughed at her.
This was at least 10-12 yrs ago, so im assuming now the bags are practically non existant.
If you are handy with glue, paper and cardboard, and intend on using the machine, You may be able to retro fit some kind of bag however,,there might be a Panasonic (or some simular type of machine)bag that could be retro-fitted.
Im assuming the belts and filters (if these took one) are now long gone too.

Post# 143802 , Reply# 4   7/18/2011 at 20:12 (4,610 days old) by kenkart ()        

Would have followed me home too!!! I would find a bag that could be used!

Post# 143804 , Reply# 5   7/18/2011 at 20:36 (4,610 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Nice find. I have a green and white one. I was lucky it came with 2 packs of bags. Haven't found any since. But I rarely use the machine so I don't fill them.

Post# 143806 , Reply# 6   7/18/2011 at 20:55 (4,610 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

I just found a Sanitaire that I have been looking forever for on Saturday for $2.00.

Post# 143914 , Reply# 7   7/19/2011 at 10:49 (4,610 days old) by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

I had figured the bags would be NLA. : (

I still have the bag it came with in there, hoping I can compare it and maybe find a close match with something else.

I have a huge bin full of bags, everything from Singer to early Hoover, everytime I see them at a sale for a .25 or .50 I pick them up. Hoping to find something that will work.

Post# 144083 , Reply# 8   7/20/2011 at 16:14 (4,608 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
I Hate That

When bags/belts/filters etc. become obsolete! A few yrs back, I found the last remaining Hoover Style W bags at Ace Hardware.

Post# 145435 , Reply# 9   8/1/2011 at 04:24 (4,597 days old) by hooverboy (Germany)        

hi i'm hooverboy i wand more apex inaction it ok?

Post# 145488 , Reply# 10   8/1/2011 at 14:35 (4,596 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




Oh goodie, another Vacuumland Troll!

Post# 145574 , Reply# 11   8/1/2011 at 22:29 (4,596 days old) by Red_October ()        

That's another type I never knew existed. That's part of the reason I love reading this site; I get to see all sorts of cool old stuff like this.

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