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Post# 144601   7/24/2011 at 19:35 (4,599 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




¡¡¡ WOWWWWW !!!

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Post# 144603 , Reply# 1   7/24/2011 at 20:17 (4,599 days old) by scvacuumguy (SC)        

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Good lord, someone really wanted it at that price!

Post# 144605 , Reply# 2   7/24/2011 at 20:28 (4,599 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

Charles you weren't kidding that Wards tank is gorgeous

Post# 144606 , Reply# 3   7/24/2011 at 20:31 (4,599 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
Someone really wanted it at that price

I would haved loved adding that one to my collection, but that final price is waaaaay out of my league!

Post# 144617 , Reply# 4   7/24/2011 at 23:06 (4,599 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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How did I miss this?!!!

But I did and didn't even have it on my watch list. I'm not sure I wouldn't have joined in and bid through to the end. Would have been the most expensive vacuum ensemble in the collection...and worth every penny.
Reminds me of Fred S's prize winning bronze torpedo General Electric; same styling era.

I could gaze at this stunning example of compound shape stamping & molding for hours on end - not one straight level flat line on it. It's the 1960s version of the 1949 Modern Hygiene.

Will be a hoot if one of us won it and it makes an appearance at the Convention...clear choice for Best Original, in my book.

Post# 144620 , Reply# 5   7/24/2011 at 23:36 (4,599 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

This machine is the canister counterpart to my monkey wards upright.

I had a close eye on it but missed the bidding war. Gosh how I would do anything to have such a canister.

Imagine that next to my beautiful upright.

Post# 144623 , Reply# 6   7/25/2011 at 00:18 (4,599 days old) by ozoned ()        

"clear choice for Best Original, in my book"

Not even close. Best original will be this one.

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Post# 144624 , Reply# 7   7/25/2011 at 00:48 (4,599 days old) by Real1 ()        

guess I don't know what to say. On the one hand, I'm glad that vintage vacuums have finally gotten their due. But for the elite collection-ist....they tend to set the bar and everybody else scrambles to have a 'mint', 'new', 'excellent condition', 'rare', 'perfect working', 'one of a kind' vacuum etc. And we all know that on ebay, it ain't always as it's stated in the auction.;-)


Post# 144632 , Reply# 8   7/25/2011 at 06:58 (4,598 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Well, 'Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder".

The Westinghouse is sure nice and the best colour combination of all the MC series but it only comes with 4 tools, the cord is deteriorating and possibly replaced...and it sold for twice as much as the Supreme, which has no bearing on Most Original. And it sure ain't no GE Roll-Easy - a much better made machine of the type & style. :-)
Having downloaded and examined the high rez ad pictures it's obvious this MC-4 is in un-touched primo Museum Grade condition. And yet I consider some of its engineering and fitment choices to be of lesser quality than a Roll-Easy. The beautiful design is somewhat marred by the crude rear casters which should have been housed inside the side panels, and the switch looks like an afterthought in a most awkward location. Don't get me wrong, tho. It is a stunning and unusual machine and who wouldn't want one, in any condition? Dr Creviwinkler can testify to that!
Several of our members have MC models in other colours...Toby, Rick and maybe Hans.

The SUPREME on the other hand - besides being - like Fred's GE Bullet - the most accomplished visually stunning tour de force of the metal shaper's Art, comes equipped with 6 accessory tools, what appears to be a soft supple original cord and an original gray hose.

Whatever floats yer boat. I like streamlining.


This post was last edited 07/25/2011 at 09:15
Post# 144634 , Reply# 9   7/25/2011 at 07:04 (4,598 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Was that MW canister made by Eureka? The tools look identical to those that came with the Roto-Matics of the 1950's. But the canister unit itself does not look at all like the maroon rocket-shaped Eureka cylinder vac of that era....anybody know?

Post# 144643 , Reply# 10   7/25/2011 at 10:36 (4,598 days old) by thevacuumguy96 (Pocatello, ID)        

I have a black de-mother attachment that goes to that Montgomery Wards Canister. It looks just like the gray one in the pic on ebay except mine is black. Did the black de-mother go to the Eureka canister or did it go to the MW?

Post# 144662 , Reply# 11   7/25/2011 at 14:10 (4,598 days old) by kenkart ()        

Yes it is made by Eureka, I have one and if someone wants it THAT bad Id sure sell it!!!

Post# 144665 , Reply# 12   7/25/2011 at 14:19 (4,598 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Why !! KenKart ??

Why would you want to sell it ?? Does it not work very well ??

Post# 144668 , Reply# 13   7/25/2011 at 14:28 (4,598 days old) by kenkart ()        

Dont really want to sell it, it is in pretty good shape, and it runs great, I re packed the bearings , which was a major undertaking as everything goes in thru the front and it is a pain to get apart and back together, I have the hose wands and rug tool, but nothing else, but the attachments are the same as the early Roto Matic, all I meant was ,If someone wanted it as bad as the one on E Bay, I would sell it!!! That much money would sure buy a lot!

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