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Post# 152904   9/24/2011 at 16:32 (4,543 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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My dad and I stopped by my favorite thrift store this morning and found some awesome deals! First off, it was half off day. I asked if they had any vacuums and she brought me in the back (she saves all of them for me). I got so excited when I saw a gray Filter Queen hose and a Kenmore Twin Fan handle sticking out! There was the Filter Queen Princess 2, Kenmore Twin Fan Magicord, 1980's Eureka Metal Straight Suction Canister, Kenmore Whispertone canister, Hoover Windtunnel Self Propelled, and a Hoover Sprint bagless upright. I only had enough money for the Kenmore Twin Fan and the Filter Queen. The Filter Queen was priced at $40, so I got it for $20. And I got the Kenmore for $5. I'm going to go back another time for the Kenmore Whispertone hopefully.

The Filter Queen runs great, and just needs a good cleaning. The Kenmore looks bad, but it is really nice! It just needed cleaned. It even has a sticker on the bag that says "50% Better Filtration Than Our Vinyl Bags!". It is two speeds. Unfortunately it is missing the bumper though. But the cord retractor does work!

Post# 152905 , Reply# 1   9/24/2011 at 16:35 (4,543 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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This is probably one of my new favorite vacuums. I still need to get the scuffs off and stuff, but it runs great!

Post# 152907 , Reply# 2   9/24/2011 at 17:01 (4,543 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

And Chase strikes again!Wink Nice finds!


Post# 152908 , Reply# 3   9/24/2011 at 17:04 (4,543 days old) by xraytech ()        

OMG, that Kenmore Lifestyle upright is the exact same one my mother got around the time I was born in 1986, we only had it for 3 years. I have been searching for one of those for years, below is a pic of me using it.

Nice find

Post# 152909 , Reply# 4   9/24/2011 at 17:07 (4,543 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        

Hi Chase To begin with very nice vacuums Very nice Filter Queen as well as theKenmore. Chase what do you use to get the scuffs of your vacuums? Enjoy your vacuums Doug

Post# 152913 , Reply# 5   9/24/2011 at 17:45 (4,543 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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I use rubbing alcohol and 0000 Steel Wool, and then polish them with Mothers with a clean cloth. It makes them look new!

Post# 152915 , Reply# 6   9/24/2011 at 19:21 (4,543 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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omg i love and want one of those kenmore lifedtyles!

Post# 152943 , Reply# 7   9/24/2011 at 22:26 (4,543 days old) by StarryBlues4u (Charlotte, NC)        
the kenmore......

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made me think of this. forgot i had it! I want one of these or any style as well.

Post# 152974 , Reply# 8   9/25/2011 at 02:20 (4,543 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Hi Chase


as usual in SA we dipped out on many of the machines you got in the usa. However that kenmore looks cool and I am sure I saw it in a sit com as a kid , it looks familiar to me some how.


Really nice finds



Post# 153113 , Reply# 9   9/25/2011 at 19:39 (4,542 days old) by StarryBlues4u (Charlotte, NC)        
Whos the Boss

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Tony used one like this on the show.

Post# 153115 , Reply# 10   9/25/2011 at 20:13 (4,542 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Thanks for posting that ad! It is really neat!
Here it is, all cleaned up. As you can see, the sticker that says Automatic Height Adjustment is a little worn, but that is no big deal

Post# 153116 , Reply# 11   9/25/2011 at 20:14 (4,542 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Here is the sticker on the bag

Post# 153128 , Reply# 12   9/25/2011 at 21:02 (4,542 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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All ready to go!

Post# 153163 , Reply# 13   9/26/2011 at 00:53 (4,542 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Thanks for posting the who's the boss


I thought that was a eureka precision


wow I knew I'd seen it somewere before

Post# 153307 , Reply# 14   9/26/2011 at 22:17 (4,541 days old) by StarryBlues4u (Charlotte, NC)        

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No Problem!

Post# 261609 , Reply# 15   1/2/2014 at 21:08 (3,712 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        
Quick question

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Will Eureka f&g bags replace this one's type or does this and the model in the catalog page posted in reply 7 take the top mount bag Kenmore style 50341 (Singer sub 2)?

I do admire that twin fan.

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