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AirWay Sanitizor 55 A (and a few Hoover parts) for sale
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Post# 144505   7/23/2011 at 19:08 (4,596 days old) by AirWay-for-sale ()        

I inherited my grandma's Airway Sanitizor 55 A, with hose, cord, multiple attachments, and multiple bags (including originals). I want to sell it to someone who appreciates it (I don't need much profit). It's the silver and green/turquoise Air-Way Sanitizor Model 55 A. We know my grandma bought it before 1948, but don't know the year. I plugged it in and it runs (pretty quietly, too; motor sounds good to me). Air is blowing out the opening in the bottom, and I'm not sure if there's supposed to be a plug there or if that's how it works.

I have: electrical cord, hose, 15 vacuum bags (all the cardboard-collared type), 3 brushes, 1 crevice tool, and 3 extenders. The hose is in great shape without problems. The electrical cord shows its age, with thin cracking over most of it, though the cord is intact, without chunks of the rubber coating missing and without any attempts made to fix the cracks (i.e., no duct tape).

Detail on bags: 8 new (NOS) AirWay Type S bags (tan), with the vintage marketing/writing on them, and 7 light green bags (6 new [NOS] and 1 is in the vacuum, lightly used) without writing/markings on them. I even have the brown bag/sack that my Grandma bought them in! (It's marked with AirWay's text.)

One brush is an AirWay brand, and it's in great condition--I think it's an upholstery brush? It's flat with long holes (not a brush). The other 2 brushes are large and small and are marked Hoover, though they fit into the extenders, which fit into the vacuum. Unfortunately, the large brush's small plastic "button" on it, to which the extender latches, is broken off. That's the only thing that is broken. If you want to know if that looks fixable, it looks like that part is inserted into the brush as a separate part, so it may be replaceable without having to replace the brush.

Because I'm looking at an Air-Way vacuum and Hoover brushes, it's hard for me to tell which the extensions go to, since they fit both. If I need to, I can do more messing with them to figure it out.

When I remove the disposable bag, there is a foam filter (looks like the Airoma) down there, and it's very clean.

I've got detailed photos of everything, for those who are interested. Even though I've tried to research and check it all out well, I am selling this as-is, since I am not a professional online seller--just trying to find a nice home for this cute old lady that is historically significant (especially now that AirWay is closed).

I don't think my Grandma used this much in the last many years (maybe decades), as she also owned 2 other vacuums when she passed away (Kirby and Commercial Panasonic) and this was stored in the basement (so it's been stored in a dry, cool environment). I know it's a historically important model and company, and I have enjoyed my recent research, discovering how many people love owning one.

Shipping: It weighs about 22 lbs. I am located in Northern Utah (zip code 84404), USA. My husband travels all over continental America, so if you want to pay for his extra bag and meet him somewhere, he could maybe work that out. If you are interested in having me ship it, we'll send it however you want.

If you're interested, please email me.

The picture shows everything except for the AirWay tool, which I found after I took picts. It's in the best condition of all. As you can see, I haven't even wiped down the vacuum, so it doesn't look shiny (yet!).

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