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Post# 150274   9/3/2011 at 22:33 (4,564 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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For years I have been trying to figure out what kind of vacuum my grandparents had in the 70's but I am unable to identify it. My grandma swears it was a Filter Queen, but my grandpa is positive that it wasn't. He said they bought it in 1972. It was chrome and teal and had no power nozzle. It had a swivel hose on the top, and a chrome ring going around the middle. I showed him my Filter Queen 33 and asked if it was that, but he said it was much taller. They said they paid a lot of money for it, and only used it for a few months because it balled up their new shag carpeting. It was then put to use in the garage. My grandpa said it was a wet/dry vacuum, and the bottom of it rusted threw. So obviously it wasn't wet/dry. He said they gave it away sometime in the 80's. It was replaced with a tangerine colored Hoover Convertible. I am thinking it was some kind of Royal variation, but if anyone has any ideas, please respond! Thanks!

Post# 150275 , Reply# 1   9/3/2011 at 22:39 (4,564 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Sounds like a Silver King to me for sure. They made em in chrome and teal and several other colors.

Post# 150279 , Reply# 2   9/3/2011 at 22:46 (4,564 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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That is what Kyle and I thought! But the name didn't sound familiar to them at all, and my grandpa has the best memory out of anyone I know. But I will show them that picture and see if it rings any bells. Thanks!

Post# 150281 , Reply# 3   9/3/2011 at 23:01 (4,564 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Show them this royal too.

Post# 150290 , Reply# 4   9/4/2011 at 00:10 (4,564 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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It may have been a Silver Queen under a different name. I believe this one was called a Thompson. (I believe this one belongs to one of the members here but I cant remember who)

Post# 150511 , Reply# 5   9/5/2011 at 20:09 (4,562 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        
Could it be a................?

Water matic? I have one that fits your description, I can post pictures if you want.

Post# 150518 , Reply# 6   9/5/2011 at 21:28 (4,562 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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That would be great if you could! Thanks!

Post# 151379 , Reply# 7   9/12/2011 at 22:29 (4,555 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        
Thanks for the help!

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I showed my grandparents a picture of the Silver King and they both immediately recognized it and knew that was the one that they had. My grandpa said they paid around $500 for it. That is one that I am now after!

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