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Cloth Hose ID Anyone?
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Post# 144677   7/25/2011 at 16:24 (4,597 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        

Here is an odd vac hose I recently picked up. Nice (but stained) cloth fabric with an extra large push and twist machine end, and a gray plastic wand end. There was also a matching plastic wand with it.

Anyone recognize this one?

Thanks in advance.


Post# 144684 , Reply# 1   7/25/2011 at 17:12 (4,597 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Now that's a 'cobbled-together out of bits and pieces' hose if I ever saw one!  The plastic pieces have nothing to do with the hose.  They were somebody's "in a pinch" solution.  I recognize that metal coupling though, but for the life of me at the moment I can't remember the name of the vacuum cleaner it goes with.  UGH! 

Post# 144686 , Reply# 2   7/25/2011 at 17:19 (4,597 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

Compact is the one your thinking of

Post# 144691 , Reply# 3   7/25/2011 at 17:41 (4,597 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Nope, it's a larger diameter than a compact coupler which has the angled lock slot cut out. This one is pressed into the knurled ferrule...

Say that 5 times. LOL

Dave said 'knurled ferrule'...giggle.

Post# 144697 , Reply# 4   7/25/2011 at 18:02 (4,597 days old) by pinkge (Indianapolis,Indiana)        
How about a

older Royal upright???

Post# 144699 , Reply# 5   7/25/2011 at 18:16 (4,597 days old) by Silverlux (Des Moines, IA)        
I Could Be Dead Wrong, But- - - - - -

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That appears to be the coupler for the older late model GE uprights, early 50's models, although it also worked on the late 40's models as well.  The earlier coupler had a detention latch, but not on the later one.  It simply twisted into the machine.  If you have the full set and want to sell it, let me know.  Thanks



Post# 144717 , Reply# 6   7/25/2011 at 20:28 (4,596 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
Full Set?

It has a neat wooden floor tool in almost perfect condition, and a plastic upholstery nozzle that I think is a match as well as they are both the same color as the wand.

I have no idea what the original set consisted of.


Post# 144737 , Reply# 7   7/25/2011 at 21:47 (4,596 days old) by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        

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Could it be a Modern Hygiene?

Post# 144738 , Reply# 8   7/25/2011 at 21:49 (4,596 days old) by fairfax88 (Orlando, FL)        
Cloth hose,

That hose went too a Hamilton Beach tank cleaner...


Post# 144765 , Reply# 9   7/25/2011 at 23:37 (4,596 days old) by Silverlux (Des Moines, IA)        
Attachment set- - - -

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You have two of the pieces.......the upholstery attachment would have had a slide on brush as well, the dusting brush was rubber and probably disintegrated, and the crevice tool, [not the one in GA.], was the ususal fibre-board and most likely fell apart, too.  Can't forget that multi-talented sprayer, too!

Post# 144770 , Reply# 10   7/26/2011 at 05:46 (4,596 days old) by meba2233 (Webster Groves, MO)        
Two Attachments?

Here are the two attachments I think go with this wand and hose.


Post# 144788 , Reply# 11   7/26/2011 at 08:56 (4,596 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Mark, I'm with Dan on this. The belt lifter we found when I was over yesterday goes with this set, making sense. There is a set of GE attachments on ebay right now that matches this! Try them on the old GE you have in the basement, might be a match. I have two machines that these might fit, one GE and a Premier.

Post# 144809 , Reply# 12   7/26/2011 at 11:57 (4,596 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
If the GE/Premier is NOT a fit !

I remember someone in the family having a Kenmore upright in the early 50's. That had a vertical belt drive. Like a Royal or a Kirby. I was a modern looking upright. Long short Hood, sort of like a Hoover 28 hood. Then a wide front, where the brush roll is narrowing back to the bag and Handle. It had a head light, and
a metal plate that you removed under the headlight. For belt changes or attachment connection. The machine was very powerfull, with a gray cloth bag. Two
tone body and dark gray hood.
Now I do remember the Hose being burgandy for some reason, with 2 metal wands. floor brush, with a slide in upholstery tool, with a swivel connection. For two different brushs. Much like another Aunts Gray Kenmore Torpedo cyclinder Vac. from the late 40's also.
It could be a short set sold with the Kenmore as well. The gray color just seems
more likely to be Kenmore.
I could be completely wrong !

Post# 144826 , Reply# 13   7/26/2011 at 13:01 (4,596 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Its definately a GE or Premier set - see picture below for the GE tan version

Post# 144891 , Reply# 14   7/26/2011 at 21:07 (4,595 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




See link ... for the definitive identification of this hose and attachment set!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO electrolux~137's LINK on eBay

Post# 144908 , Reply# 15   7/26/2011 at 23:50 (4,595 days old) by Red_October ()        

That floor tool is hilarious. Looks like it was built with bits from a hardware store. Was that unusual for the day, or am I just spoiled by having most of my contact with floor tools from that era be with Electrolux tools?

Post# 144934 , Reply# 16   7/27/2011 at 07:10 (4,595 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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GE had much better floor brushes for their canisters in the 1950's - with attached metal curved wand and nice low profile....

Post# 144943 , Reply# 17   7/27/2011 at 11:09 (4,595 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



That type of floor brush has been around since the 1920s. Many early tank machines, including Electrolux (Models V through XII), had them. Electrolux specimens have the old Electrolux logo in the rubber bumper. The early versions had aluminum attachment holes instead of plastic, and, again, rubber bumpers.

Post# 144975 , Reply# 18   7/27/2011 at 19:21 (4,594 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
GE Upright vac

I used to have that mdl GE upright vac & tools. Now I regret selling it!

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