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Here is a vintage vacuum commercial I thought you might all enjoy
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Post# 155119   10/12/2011 at 09:26 (4,518 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        

It is from Australia and features the Pinnock Premier (the Australian version of the IEC Compact/Revelation/Tri Star)...PAT COFFEY


Post# 155130 , Reply# 1   10/12/2011 at 11:28 (4,518 days old) by thissucks ()        


they have been using that name and priciple for a long time "cyclonic action"

Post# 155136 , Reply# 2   10/12/2011 at 12:09 (4,518 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

And that's why my Tristar beat my Miele at cleaning the excessive amount of test crap I used off the floor using the Miele's own turbo nozzle... :P

That ad's pretty funny, the narrator sounds very British, yet it's an Aussie ad, makes me wonder if there's any of those rebranded Compacts left in Oz...`:)

Post# 155152 , Reply# 3   10/12/2011 at 13:42 (4,518 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Its a good price too!

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That channel is an AMAZING store of old commercials. But what surprised me is that the Pinnock is 33 guinies compared to 40 guinies for a connie, as the link below shows


Post# 155153 , Reply# 4   10/12/2011 at 13:44 (4,518 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
And what about this one?

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Is this a variation of the GE Swivel top? Or a Eureka?


Post# 155158 , Reply# 5   10/12/2011 at 15:16 (4,518 days old) by kenkart ()        
I dont know BUT!

I would sure LOVE to find one, LOVE SWIVELTOPS!!!

Post# 155180 , Reply# 6   10/12/2011 at 18:24 (4,517 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

I always thought Brits and Aussies had the same accent- but I guess you guys you can tell. :)

Post# 155200 , Reply# 7   10/12/2011 at 22:09 (4,517 days old) by thissucks ()        

i was just about to say that aussies and brits sound the same to most americans.

however i can tell immediatly as i should since Australia is my future home :)

Post# 155215 , Reply# 8   10/13/2011 at 00:28 (4,517 days old) by Red_October ()        

I'm American and I can readily tell Australian accents from British. Given the time period and the fact that they're giving a price in Guineas they're trying to sound refined, so the guy is speaking in Received Pronunciation, AKA "BBC English". Nobody actually talks that way, and a Guinea as an actual piece of money you could give somebody hasn't existed for centuries. It comes from the Arabic "El-Gineih" meaning "A Pound", and for whatever reason at the time that meant 21 shillings. (A Pound of course has been 20 shillings for a long time, although I don't know if British people still call their 5-cent coins "Shillings") but for whatever reason a Guinea stayed 21 shillings, and to the best of my knowledge pricing in Guineas is still used for luxury goods, so 39 Guineas is ...40/19/- or 40.95 if I remember it right and my math is right...

Post# 155218 , Reply# 9   10/13/2011 at 01:21 (4,517 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"I always thought Brits and Aussies had the same accent&

Nah, Aussies speak like they're always asking questions, even when they're not... :P

Plus you don't get many Flamin' Galahs in the UK.... :P

I'm glad I never had to learn about "old money", all them different denominations that never seemed equal to the amounts they made up, decimalisation is far simpler, 100 pennies in a pound, and that's it, no shillings, guineas, haypnies (Half-Pennies), crowns, bobs, bits, sovereigns (well, you still get those, but not in mainstream circulation), it's all so confusing, plus, Pounds Shillings & Pence were L/S/D, L for Pounds, S for Shillings, and D for Pence...... :S

It's a miracle we financially made it into the 21st century... :S
(and it'll be a miracle if we make it into the 2020's too!!!)

Post# 155231 , Reply# 10   10/13/2011 at 04:36 (4,517 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Pye made transmitters,radios,and other electronic items.and the 10# of sand--favorite in all TriStar-compact demos-used to do this-and after the machine ingested the 10 lbs of sand-you put the dirtmeter in it and showed with the test pads-how much dirt the TriStar could still pick up.Ahh-the days of being a temp part time TriStar salesman.Still have my saleskit and 10 lbs of sand.Its part of my collection now.

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