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Sears & Spiegel Christmas Catalog Vacuum pages
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Post# 157050   10/26/2011 at 21:53 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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The thread title says it all. This is a useful site that has scans of Christmas catalogs in their entirety. I went here looking for pages that might show the 'new' 1950s 6 wheel Kenmore upright I just won.
But there's a gap from 1948 through 1951, 1953 and 1954, so the quest continues...
None the less I'm posting the 10 vacuum pages here which show and price many of the beloved Kenmore and other brands we adore.

First up Spiegel 1933



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Post# 157051 , Reply# 1   10/26/2011 at 21:54 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Spiegel 1942

Post# 157053 , Reply# 2   10/26/2011 at 21:56 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Sears 1947

Post# 157054 , Reply# 3   10/26/2011 at 21:57 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Sears 1947

Post# 157055 , Reply# 4   10/26/2011 at 21:58 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Sears 1952

Post# 157056 , Reply# 5   10/26/2011 at 21:59 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Sears 1956

Post# 157057 , Reply# 6   10/26/2011 at 22:01 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Sears Canada 1957

Post# 157058 , Reply# 7   10/26/2011 at 22:01 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Sears Canada 1957

Post# 157059 , Reply# 8   10/26/2011 at 22:03 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Sears 1958

Post# 157060 , Reply# 9   10/26/2011 at 22:05 (4,506 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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And last, Spiegel 1955

Post# 157062 , Reply# 10   10/26/2011 at 22:10 (4,506 days old) by kirbyeureka95 ()        
this is awesome!!!

thanks so much for sharing that i LOVE looking through old catalogs :)

Post# 157063 , Reply# 11   10/26/2011 at 22:10 (4,506 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Holy Toledo!!!!!!!


Ill take a few of the ones on the first page please!


Post# 157064 , Reply# 12   10/26/2011 at 22:11 (4,506 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Ill even double your price. Just for you, one time offer only! Dont refuse! :D

Post# 157096 , Reply# 13   10/27/2011 at 07:39 (4,506 days old) by luxg ()        

Dave, those were so much fun to look at, thanks so much for sharing them!!  There were Kenmore vacuums there I had never seen before.  

 

Terry


Post# 157101 , Reply# 14   10/27/2011 at 08:01 (4,506 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
Thank you Dave,

those catalogue pages are a walk down memory lane.  Catalogues back then really were our "dream books."


Post# 157102 , Reply# 15   10/27/2011 at 08:08 (4,506 days old) by 1926700 ()        
dave....

i love this site!!!!......
also go through some of the 60's 70's and 80's books....there are vacuums there as well....i once did a huge posting on this very site.....



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Post# 157205 , Reply# 16   10/27/2011 at 22:14 (4,505 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Dave -

 

Thank you for posting these. For us "research nuts", this is quite a treasure trove. Did you know that Robert (Fred's partner), has lots of Sears catalogue pages and images? He reproduced some stunning ones in one of our past newsletters.

 

I did a special report of Sears vacuums many years ago for one of our newsletters. I spent weeks copying microfilm pages at the San Francisco public library. I will dig through what I have, because I think I have some images of that model you are talking about. Unfortunately, the microfilm images were HORRIBLE....the copies were on that nasty electrostatic paper, which made the images even worse....JL


Post# 157208 , Reply# 17   10/27/2011 at 22:58 (4,505 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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With any sort of luck I may be back in Minneapolis toward the end of November/early December to spend some quality time with Fred & Robert & The Library. Of course I'll be packing my USB scanner, too.

Also, Tom Egeberg had a few Catalog pages on display with his Kenmore 6 wheel upright that I would be begging him to scan for me, when I write to him over the weekend.

With my major interest in 1930 - 1969 vacuums all the Department Store catalogs, not just the Christmas ones, are invaluable. Some model vacuums were only available for a year or two and it certainly dates them reliably. I'd love to have images of all the Bugeyes throughout the 1930s. It is fascinating just how long the Kenmore Torpedo was available with subtle changes. The Commander was just one version, as was the KenKart trolley.

Dave


Post# 157241 , Reply# 18   10/28/2011 at 08:21 (4,505 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Dave,

The photo in reply #7, I wonder why they have the hose in the blower end of the machine....???

Great scans...Thanks for Sharing. Tom's Kenmores at the convention were simply stunning.

I alway thought Sears had great vacuums and really still do...at least their canister line.

Morgan


Post# 157264 , Reply# 19   10/28/2011 at 11:00 (4,505 days old) by FilterQueenMan (Park City UT)        
That was fun

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Thank you for sharing Dave!!

Post# 157296 , Reply# 20   10/28/2011 at 15:48 (4,505 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Love the old catalog pics. And there's moms 57 Kenmore Horizon, the first vac I remember as a kid... she used it well into the 80's and afterwards it sat downstairs in the laundry room as a basement vac.. Of course when I moved back here in 06 it was gone... I was to say the least a little upset.


And here's the Simpson-Sears store it was bought at. In the 70's they added a second floor. This store was our towns first "suburban" not downtown department store and is also now gone, demolished and a new Sears built out in mall-land.







Post# 157297 , Reply# 21   10/28/2011 at 15:50 (4,505 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Going, gone


Post# 157298 , Reply# 22   10/28/2011 at 15:51 (4,505 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        

awesome, could look thou these old catalogs for hours. thanks













Post# 158256 , Reply# 23   11/6/2011 at 16:35 (4,496 days old) by papasvacs (Lauderdale Lakes, FL)        

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Awesome! These pages bring back such memories. Thanks

Post# 158353 , Reply# 24   11/7/2011 at 16:51 (4,495 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Thanks for sharing this, this was very interesting to look at. :)



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