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Filtex Perma Vac
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Post# 149210   8/27/2011 at 22:53 (4,569 days old) by centralvacs1928 (Chicagoland)        

I can think of a few people who would get a kick out of this...wondering if anyone else has seen a Filtex central vacuum as early as this one? I'm thinking early 1960's. It had the "pushbutton" inlets without the light, and the hose end twist-locked. The inlet valve on the front of the motor housing allowed you to use the machine as a blower (didn't do much good in this case; it was mounted in a little crawlspace rather than the garage).

They can't have made too terribly many of these. The earliest Filtex central vacuums I'd seen up until now were the more common blue/green hammertone ones from the early seventies, usually with two motors and a logo that says "Filtex Power Cleaning Systems, product of Natter Manufacturing". This one is called the "Filtex Perma Vac" and I don't believe the nameplate makes any mention of the parent companies (Natter, VSI) that owned Filtex in the seventies. BTW, it's a model S-300.

Anyone seen anything like it before?


Post# 149314 , Reply# 1   8/28/2011 at 20:19 (4,568 days old) by vacman1961 (North Babylon, New York)        
Vintage Filtex

WOW, In my 33 years of being in the vacuum cleaner business I never came across a brown Filtex central vacuum, the blower valve is pretty cool too.

Post# 269326 , Reply# 2   2/25/2014 at 00:17 (3,656 days old) by iamjfpinaz ()        
Perma Vac

I came across your post and wanted to say that I found one of these units at a thrift store for $10.00 I bought it just because it looked so weird ,Not knowing if it even worked I took it home and let me tell you that Vacuum will suck a golf ball through a garden hose ,It has twin motors that both work and has a serial number of 98 In my opinion I wish they made today's vacuums as well as this one seem's to be made, It's as old as I am and works much better

Post# 269329 , Reply# 3   2/25/2014 at 01:41 (3,656 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
Wow!!

I love the colour!



Post# 269343 , Reply# 4   2/25/2014 at 06:11 (3,656 days old) by hoover51 (Greenfield Ohio)        
FILTEX

WOW, WHAT A KOOL CENTRAL VACUUM, LOVE IT!!

MIKE


Post# 269344 , Reply# 5   2/25/2014 at 06:16 (3,656 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Beefy unit-see ones like that here-some even have two motors.Suppose those run from 240V.If the unit was working---why remove it?KEEP USING IT AN ENJOY!!!!!Don't get folks these daysjust like on the Appliance forums they rip 'em out just becuase their old-so STUPID!!!

Post# 269477 , Reply# 6   2/26/2014 at 10:24 (3,655 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Do you have a picture of the hose and parts? Sounds like they used the same end on the central vac hose that they used on the canister machines.


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