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Post# 159677   11/22/2011 at 00:27 (4,484 days old) by briguy (Wichita, Kansas)        

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A Douglas canister vacuum from the late 70's or early 80's? My stepmom had one & I always wanted to play with it. It had a power nozzle and as I recall was white. So far all I have seen in posts is the small portable Douglas carvac. I am curious as to what the canister model was and if any of you guys own one or have pics of any? I have seen the same power nozzle with other brands on here, I believe in fact with an Airway on one post.

Post# 159689 , Reply# 1   11/22/2011 at 05:00 (4,484 days old) by kenkart ()        
YES!

It was a square boxy thing, you know Douglas came from the Kingston Corp.To Me they looked kind of like the 70s Singers.

Post# 159702 , Reply# 2   11/22/2011 at 08:42 (4,484 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Here's a thread with a JCPenney catalog from 1979. Does the canister on the third page look like the Douglas?

CLICK HERE TO GO TO fan-of-fans's LINK


Post# 159708 , Reply# 3   11/22/2011 at 09:34 (4,484 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Sears sold the same machine under the Kenmore name too.

Post# 159716 , Reply# 4   11/22/2011 at 11:58 (4,484 days old) by BRIGUY (Wichita, Kansas)        
Thanks for the input guys!

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Cole, the power nozzle looked like that. My stepmom's was white with metal wands though. I am fuzzy on the exact shape & look of the tank, but that one doesn't look as I remember from what I recall. Seems her tank was not plastic & did not have a top mounted tool caddy. Also her's was squared off, not sloped at the hose end. I recall her's as more a rectangular plain looking shaped metal, which I know probably sounds more like an Airway. But I do know it was Douglas b/c that's the first I had ever heard of the Douglas brand as a child

Post# 159796 , Reply# 5   11/23/2011 at 00:16 (4,483 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Hey there in Kansas,
I don't know anything about the Douglas canister but I can tell you that Airway did use the power nozzel on a few models as well as Vita vac, Handi way, and many others.



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