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Zenith vacuum cleaner
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Post# 161448   12/7/2011 at 22:43 (4,463 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

This showed up on craigslist and I couldn't pass it up.

Post# 161450 , Reply# 1   12/7/2011 at 22:46 (4,463 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

The silkscreening on the bag is remarkably intact.

Post# 161451 , Reply# 2   12/7/2011 at 22:47 (4,463 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Except for a replacement plug it's all original.

Post# 161452 , Reply# 3   12/7/2011 at 22:48 (4,463 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Wooden "acorn" cap on the handle

Post# 161453 , Reply# 4   12/7/2011 at 22:51 (4,463 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

ID plate

Post# 161454 , Reply# 5   12/7/2011 at 22:56 (4,463 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Separate toggle switches for headlight and ?

Post# 161457 , Reply# 6   12/7/2011 at 23:04 (4,463 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

That's pretty neat!  Great find!  We'll have to get together soon!  Hope you're well.

Post# 161458 , Reply# 7   12/7/2011 at 23:06 (4,463 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Did Zenith actually make these or are they a rebadged version of something else?

Post# 161459 , Reply# 8   12/7/2011 at 23:45 (4,463 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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I am about 98% certain that these were made by Clements Mfg Co., maker of the Cadillac vacuum. They look almost identical, except for the belt cover. I will dig up a few ads that I have and scan them. - JL

Post# 161466 , Reply# 9   12/8/2011 at 07:10 (4,462 days old) by kenkart ()        

Ive been looking for the Cadillac version for years, Yes, it is identical to a Cadillac, they made this cleaner on up into the 50s, the other switch is the two speed motor!

Post# 161470 , Reply# 10   12/8/2011 at 08:15 (4,462 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Very nice!!!

Post# 161471 , Reply# 11   12/8/2011 at 09:11 (4,462 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Very nice.Never seen upright but I do have Cadillac tank with Zenith name.I think in same color but worse condition.

Post# 161474 , Reply# 12   12/8/2011 at 10:11 (4,462 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Very nice. Thats the first Zenith I've ever seen


Post# 161476 , Reply# 13   12/8/2011 at 11:23 (4,462 days old) by thunderhexed (Edmond, OK)        

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in such nice condition!!! Congrats!

Post# 161485 , Reply# 14   12/8/2011 at 15:51 (4,462 days old) by joee ()        

That is really cool! Congrats!

Post# 161490 , Reply# 15   12/8/2011 at 16:43 (4,462 days old) by dualsanitronic (Omaha)        

Kewl! What year is that?

Post# 161570 , Reply# 16   12/9/2011 at 18:50 (4,461 days old) by shagking ()        

Very nice, haven't even seen a Zenith vacuum before, looks great!

Post# 161632 , Reply# 17   12/10/2011 at 11:07 (4,460 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

That vac looks great! Congrats!

Daniel :)

Post# 161700 , Reply# 18   12/11/2011 at 00:57 (4,460 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Interesting. The motor seems to spin opposite of what is traditionally used on side-bagged machines.

Post# 161748 , Reply# 19   12/11/2011 at 14:23 (4,459 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Holy crap thats awesome!

Very very nice; Must be pretty rare, eh?

Post# 162317 , Reply# 20   12/16/2011 at 14:29 (4,454 days old) by tyson ()        

I have been into antique radios and Televisions for some time now and that has been a passion of mine along with the restoration of them as well.Among collectors Zenith radios are some of the most desirable radios for collectors to obtain and to find a Zenith Vacuum Wow!That's incredible and it is a super awesome looking machine.Very unique as well.Beautiful Vacuum Cleaner!

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