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Dumpster Royal Canister
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Post# 161001   12/3/2011 at 23:29 (4,465 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

Not sure of the age of this machine, so I posted it in the "contemporary" section. Now I'm thinking it might be around 20 years old?


Post# 161007 , Reply# 1   12/4/2011 at 00:09 (4,465 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Wow what a nice find and with a kenmore power nozzel correct how many different brands did they use on there royals thanks? Zach

Post# 161009 , Reply# 2   12/4/2011 at 00:19 (4,465 days old) by lunchboxsean ()        

What an awesome dumpster find! I would love one of those. I understand the suction is phenomenal and with a good PN like that, it will probably clean great.

Post# 161016 , Reply# 3   12/4/2011 at 01:11 (4,465 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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That is an awsome find, I have the burgandy one and its not nearly as nice and I paind 80 bucks lol. The suction is  phenomenal and it doesnt loose much of it as the bag fills. I do like the blue one better. Funny the same attachments were missing on mine too.


Post# 161017 , Reply# 4   12/4/2011 at 02:07 (4,465 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

That is a fantastic find! I had the red one and I loved it, I should have never sold it.  Hearing about all the trash finds lately shows how much of a throw away society we are.  Its really too bad. But on the other hand we are the ones who benefit from them throwing away!

Post# 161066 , Reply# 5   12/4/2011 at 15:01 (4,465 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

There was a fantastic looking vacuum under all that "baggage"!

Post# 161082 , Reply# 6   12/4/2011 at 16:09 (4,465 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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That machine could actually be less than 10 years old! If you look on the manufacturer's sticker, you will find the two numbers that indicate the year. I have one from 2000, and another one from 1995.


Post# 161123 , Reply# 7   12/4/2011 at 20:47 (4,464 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        

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I agree and think your machine is fairly recent. An exceptional dumpster find for sure. It never ceases to amaze me what people will throw out!

Post# 161231 , Reply# 8   12/5/2011 at 15:59 (4,464 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Graham, how old is your Royal? I love it!

Post# 161232 , Reply# 9   12/5/2011 at 16:00 (4,464 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I'd give my left you know what for one like that! Stunning performer I am sure.

Post# 161233 , Reply# 10   12/5/2011 at 16:01 (4,464 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Sorry I mean the older one you posted. I love the newer one as well. I have one from 1995 and a maroon one that's a few years newer

Post# 161237 , Reply# 11   12/5/2011 at 16:12 (4,464 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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oops I read it wrong i didn't realize the one in second picture was the same!! Wow it looks so different.

Post# 161238 , Reply# 12   12/5/2011 at 16:18 (4,464 days old) by westingman123 ()        
You'll love it!

Our own Rick (vacomatic) presented me with one a while back--his Mother's--and it is one of my favorites! My own Mama likes it, when I can pry her away from the Constellation.

Post# 161247 , Reply# 13   12/5/2011 at 17:11 (4,464 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

It does look totally different (and I think better). The caddy came off easily and could be put back on with four rivets or screws. It turns out this vacuum was made in 1988, but it looks much older. I'm still waiting for a new filter and disposable bags so that I can really try it out!

Post# 161268 , Reply# 14   12/5/2011 at 22:25 (4,463 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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oh wow I didn't think they had the Hayden power head that far back.

Post# 162497 , Reply# 15   12/17/2011 at 21:27 (4,451 days old) by powermate1970 ()        

Hi all. I'm a new member, even though I've been lurking in here for a long time. I have the royal "classic" powerteam model 4750. I may start world war III with this, but I've owned filter queen, electrolux, rainbow, etc. and this seems to outpower them all, especially with the "panasonic" made (I believe) powernozzle.

Post# 162514 , Reply# 16   12/17/2011 at 21:59 (4,451 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        
Looks better!

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The canister does look better with the tool caddy removed. It may not be as handy without the attachments onboard. Sold one of these recently on eBay and they are very powerful!

Like the name of these as well "Royal Pony". I think it's a cute name for a vacuum.


Post# 162537 , Reply# 17   12/17/2011 at 23:45 (4,451 days old) by tyson ()        

OMG!The Dumpster?Who would have done such a thing to such an awesome Vac.It's Awesome! I love the looks of that Model!Great find!

Post# 162553 , Reply# 18   12/18/2011 at 07:53 (4,451 days old) by danemodsandy ()        
Ducks and Runs....

Nice machine, and I'm sure Royal made it a powerful performer, but it looks to me as if someone was looking straight at the Electrolux Model L when they designed it!

Post# 162681 , Reply# 19   12/19/2011 at 10:29 (4,450 days old) by tyson ()        

It does look like the Lux L! I really do like that Royal vac!

Post# 162705 , Reply# 20   12/19/2011 at 16:43 (4,450 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

It was made in 1998 (not 1988 as I said before). I generally prefer the vintage stuff, but this vacuum is quickly becoming my favorite!

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