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Post# 147575   8/17/2011 at 20:42 (4,571 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Does anyone know anything about the rare Wizard vac?

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Post# 147577 , Reply# 1   8/17/2011 at 20:55 (4,571 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wow. That is a very nice looking canister! Very well designed. Wouldn't mind having one.

Don't recall much on Wizard. I seem remember someone talking about them but don't recall their history.

Post# 147583 , Reply# 2   8/17/2011 at 21:20 (4,571 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Looks like a cross between two that I have, a Kingston and an all chrome Apex. They both have great suction as well, better than the Electrolux of the time IMHO. I also remember seeing one called a Coronado I believe, maybe in a mauve/taupe tone that was built about the same way.

Post# 147584 , Reply# 3   8/17/2011 at 21:35 (4,571 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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Looks like it would be sheer HELL dragging and wrestling with that beast all over, up and down stairs, ect, in a big house, back in the day.

Thats what the maid was for evidently? lol

Post# 147585 , Reply# 4   8/17/2011 at 21:37 (4,571 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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At some point, "Wizard" was the private label name for a chain of stores called Western Auto. Eureka made many of the Wizard vacs for the retailer in the 1960's. Not sure if this vintage cylinder is connected to Eureka or Western Auto. Seems too old for that corporate connection... :-)

Post# 147612 , Reply# 5   8/18/2011 at 02:30 (4,570 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        

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I would agree with Rick, that it has VERY strong similitaries to the late 1940s/early 1950s Apex models


Post# 147619 , Reply# 6   8/18/2011 at 03:34 (4,570 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

It is an Apex.

Post# 147681 , Reply# 7   8/18/2011 at 14:47 (4,570 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
Wizard vac

Reminds me of a Bee Vac or a President vac.

btw, I'm watching it on eBay; maybe I'll even buy it!

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