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My new Royal 215
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Post# 149710   8/31/2011 at 08:21 (4,560 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Wow I got it and it runs great

Can any one help me with a DOM

Its a beauty just needs a proper shine

Post# 149711 , Reply# 1   8/31/2011 at 08:22 (4,560 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        
Rear view

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Looks soo good

Post# 149713 , Reply# 2   8/31/2011 at 08:26 (4,560 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        
brush supplied

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This is the brush it came with , is this correct, I paid nearly nothing for the machine so I don't care if I must get the right parts , To me it looks like a polishing brush

Post# 149715 , Reply# 3   8/31/2011 at 08:54 (4,560 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Gareth, that is a beautiful example! That is the vacuum I remember vacuuming my uncle's supper club with as a child. That's a great not be tempted to wash it, just vacuum it inside and out real good, you do not want to damage the graphics. That looks like a polishing brush to me too, did it come with a regular brush roll? Definitely a keeper!

Post# 149718 , Reply# 4   8/31/2011 at 09:07 (4,560 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        
regualr brush roll

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No it didn't so I will need to find one, what are the chances of that, any idea how old it is ?

Post# 149722 , Reply# 5   8/31/2011 at 09:18 (4,560 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I suspect this to be a wartime Royal (1941-45).


Post# 149723 , Reply# 6   8/31/2011 at 09:41 (4,560 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
That's a beautiful specimen!

40's sounds right for the era.  One friend of my parents had one just like that, and we had the matching handvac when I was growing up.  I have never seen a polishing brush with a vintage Royal but I remember it was still an optional accessory when I bought my 880 back in the 70's.  I'm not certain but it would be worth a try if maybe a new brush roll might fit.  You would just need to check the end to end length.  Royal changed their basic nozzle dimensions/design so little over the years.  Congratulations on finding such a classic and in such good condition. 

Post# 149835 , Reply# 7   9/1/2011 at 03:46 (4,559 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The brush on the machine could be either a hard floor polishing brush-or a "pile Lifter" brush for carpets.At one time Royal offered pile lifter brushes for their metal upright vacuums.If you use it-be careful the brush doesn't overheat the motor.Go to a vac dealer and see if thyey can get you a replacement soft brush roll for the machine-a stiffner brush roll may overheat the motor on aolder Royal like that one.

Post# 149836 , Reply# 8   9/1/2011 at 03:57 (4,559 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I am a vac dealer:)

Unfortunetly royal is off the market here , I have however found a company that still has some spares , going to see them today.

She is a still in great condition , going to give it a complete rebuild this weekend.

I now want more royals though , prehaps a newer model from he early ninties

Post# 149845 , Reply# 9   9/1/2011 at 07:08 (4,559 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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I believe I have that same machine. That is the floor polisher brush roll... I have never seen one before...Wow...

You can't go wrong with a Royal...just like will last forever and clean like a dream.


Post# 149866 , Reply# 10   9/1/2011 at 10:22 (4,559 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I am looking forward to getting the new brush roll so I can get it running

Post# 150155 , Reply# 11   9/3/2011 at 07:39 (4,557 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Hi Ben this is its serial no 215-95633

as its 220 volts i has a 14 amp motor


Post# 150437 , Reply# 12   9/5/2011 at 05:17 (4,555 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

220V 14A motor on a Royal vac??could it be 1.4A @ 220V?

Post# 150441 , Reply# 13   9/5/2011 at 06:00 (4,555 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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yea thats what I thought to but it says 14 amp motor?
No dots or anything.

I have not hooked it up to my test rig to see yet , shall keep you posted. Most vacs here run at about 5 amps due to the higher voltage.

I will say this much , I have not had a chance to get the new brush roll yet and ran it for fun over the carpet without the brush , could hardley move the machine it stuck to the carpet so well, lifted all the dirt it had on it too

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