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Saw this Panasonic brochure on ebay..
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Post# 17542   7/31/2007 at 18:11 (4,248 days old) by ian88 ()        

Just incase anyone wants to see what the 1970s upright Panasonics looked like (look to the left)

Lemme know what y'all think about the design ;]

Post# 17543 , Reply# 1   7/31/2007 at 18:50 (4,248 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Leave it to you Ian, I collect Panasonic products, and have two small booklets and a few portables. Oh yes, the vacuum- I like it. Dig that silver "spaceship" tv on the end. Very collectable. My booklets have vacuums too.

Post# 17546 , Reply# 2   7/31/2007 at 19:32 (4,248 days old) by ian88 ()        

You must send me scans of the vacuum pages, you know my email address

nice detailed scans ;p

Post# 17547 , Reply# 3   7/31/2007 at 19:33 (4,248 days old) by ian88 ()        

I've seen a few of those silver tv's come up on ebay now and then, Matsushita's designs were often as revolutionary as it's management practices ;] for those who don't get the hit, ie: very


Post# 17548 , Reply# 4   7/31/2007 at 19:55 (4,248 days old) by ian88 ()        

hit? tip...damn it's too late/early..

Post# 17554 , Reply# 5   7/31/2007 at 21:43 (4,248 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

I got this blender the other day off Ebay. It's the Panasonic Recipe Blender, very cool. That might be it in the back left of the brochure...
It has a large viewing window and you twist the dial timer to what job you're doing and press start. You change recipes by pushing that big white button and the "card" flips to the next one,,aka another speed. And it's "solid state" always a give away to 60's and early 70's stuff.

Post# 17555 , Reply# 6   7/31/2007 at 21:46 (4,248 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Here's the top of the line Panasonic Blender. Chrome and with electronic timer,,no mechanical dials here and solid state.
I love Panasonic 60's 70' stuff.. have some more somewheres, plus the Jet Flo vacs. I have a neat little 4 inch tv that pops up out of the case,,runs on recharable battery as well.

Post# 17572 , Reply# 7   8/1/2007 at 03:39 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        

Ah yes, the pandora..thats seen in that brochure ;p

heh, Panasonic's TV names in the 70s were a bit odd...the pandora, the orbitel (easy to guess what that was :P) and the wilmington..

Post# 17574 , Reply# 8   8/1/2007 at 05:14 (4,247 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Model names are always fascinating to me. My house was built in 1961, we are the only family to ever live here. It was built by Mackle Brothers, for General Developement. Anyhow, this house model name is fhe "Tampico" Orbitel is of course the little spaceship TV. I will try to post scans of my little Panasonic booklet vacuum cleaners, I am fighting keeping several curious cats out of the room the booklets are hidden in.

Post# 17576 , Reply# 9   8/1/2007 at 06:56 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        

Heh, you love the little buggers really ;p

and yes scan the vacuums when you're ready..either post em here or email em to me.

not many other people here seem to share the passion for Japanese electricals as us three guys do ;]

Post# 17578 , Reply# 10   8/1/2007 at 07:17 (4,247 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I will do the best I can. The cats love me and I love them.

Post# 17579 , Reply# 11   8/1/2007 at 07:30 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        

Bit weird having houses with model names.. far as i'm aware mine's just ya average early 70s british house, I guess it could have a style code for internal use :P

Matsushita used to make houses you know, prefabricated ones..I dunno if they still do.

Post# 17584 , Reply# 12   8/1/2007 at 08:24 (4,247 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Oh that's interesting. Maybe it's an American thing to name products, it is more personal than a model number. Don't care for the car trend in a lot of makers to only use numbers instead of names.

Post# 17587 , Reply# 13   8/1/2007 at 08:37 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        

Ah well that's a mostly european thing too, Peugeot especially uses just model numbers as does Citroen..

Best get those pics sorted soon Alan, to kick this back into topic :P

Post# 17602 , Reply# 14   8/1/2007 at 09:34 (4,247 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

I just looked again,,there's the little pop up tv on the I'll have to dig it out for a pic.

Post# 17642 , Reply# 15   8/1/2007 at 19:36 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        

More pics..

Post# 17644 , Reply# 16   8/1/2007 at 19:39 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        


Post# 17646 , Reply# 17   8/1/2007 at 19:42 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        


Post# 17649 , Reply# 18   8/1/2007 at 19:47 (4,247 days old) by dial-a-nap (Omaha - the home of the TV Dinner)        

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More Panasonic fans! I've never seen any of the small appliances or older vacs, but I have a beautiful clock radio with the digital "leaves" readout that I love. A friend here in town gave it to me and it keeps perfect time. I'd love to see one of those announcing clock radios sometime - how fun. My brother in law who is blind would like that one too!

Thanks for posting the brochure - very interesting.

Post# 17651 , Reply# 19   8/1/2007 at 19:49 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        

I'm just waiting for Alan to post his 70s Panasonic Vac brochures <3 lol

Doug Smith (a canadian collector, has a website) has some nice old japanese vacs too, 2 old Hitachi canisters and a 70s Sanyo cylinder if I recall correctly...these must be preserved more than any other vacuum! as the law in japan is that any appliance older than 10 years must be thrown away due to safety reasons or something ;p

Post# 17652 , Reply# 20   8/1/2007 at 19:52 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        

(you search for "vintage panasonic" and all the prizes will be revealed ;p it's the same with most of the brands..vintage toshiba, hitachi et al)

Post# 17663 , Reply# 21   8/1/2007 at 20:16 (4,247 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

The Panapet radios are quite neat and collectible as is their Toot A Loop radio, not shown

Post# 17665 , Reply# 22   8/1/2007 at 20:19 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        

Oh god the toot a loop, I love the scope of Panasonic's older products..alas much like VW, Honda, Hoover etc..they've followed with convention..

I HATE how every damn product looks the same nowerdays.

Post# 17675 , Reply# 23   8/1/2007 at 20:51 (4,247 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Sanyo put out some great products for the home as well and they were usually less expensive but well made. Their stuff never had the "cachet" though.

Post# 17678 , Reply# 24   8/1/2007 at 20:58 (4,247 days old) by ian88 ()        

And well, Konosuke Matsushita (founder of Matsushita ie, national, panasonic, technics, pioneer etc ;p) does happen to be my business idol and inspiration..

there he is, don't let his diminutive appearance fool you...his mind was sharp as a knife, alas he left us in 1989.

Post# 17724 , Reply# 25   8/2/2007 at 05:34 (4,246 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Ian, I am going to try to dig those pictures out today, and then I have to figure out how to scan and send, and it is a complete disaster here at this time. I'll send vacuum pics here, and some of my radio pics on the off-topic forum. I'm sorry if it might look like I'm giving you the business.

Post# 17727 , Reply# 26   8/2/2007 at 07:41 (4,246 days old) by ian88 ()        

Nah it's ok mate, do em when you're ready :]

Post# 17734 , Reply# 27   8/2/2007 at 09:05 (4,246 days old) by sikiguya ()        

I had a Panapet when I was younger! That was the greatest radio ever! Mine was that lovely yellow color.
Man, I miss a lot of stuff from the 70's. :-(

Post# 17763 , Reply# 28   8/2/2007 at 12:27 (4,246 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
I'm trying so hard

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and I can't find the damn Panasonic booklet with the vacuums!! I found a 98 page book, and a 38 page of video and audio. Still looking!

Post# 17767 , Reply# 29   8/2/2007 at 12:47 (4,246 days old) by ian88 ()        

I'd have thought all 98 pages would have at least 1 vacuum but maybe i'm being naive :P


Post# 17786 , Reply# 30   8/2/2007 at 15:23 (4,246 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Gee,after all that, I found the booklet about two hours ago. Four canisters, and one upright. Have not figure how to transmit scans. Booklet is undated. Othet three booklets do not include appliances.

Post# 17787 , Reply# 31   8/2/2007 at 15:24 (4,246 days old) by ian88 ()        

lets see the upright! lol

(I bet it's a jetflo ;p)

Post# 17788 , Reply# 32   8/2/2007 at 15:25 (4,246 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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And an upright.

Post# 17790 , Reply# 33   8/2/2007 at 15:34 (4,246 days old) by ian88 ()        

pic not working i'm afraid (i'm not being nasty btw :P lol)

Post# 17791 , Reply# 34   8/2/2007 at 15:36 (4,246 days old) by ian88 ()        

Oh wait there it is, very nice..just the one out of the brochure I found.

Post# 17792 , Reply# 35   8/2/2007 at 15:38 (4,246 days old) by ian88 ()        

good design, tools come with it and all..clean fan, modern design with just a hint of old fashioned-ness...I wouldn't excpect any less from Panasonic.

Post# 17799 , Reply# 36   8/2/2007 at 17:46 (4,246 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I have not shelled out for a proper camera as of yet, and I can't figure how to transmit scans yet, either. I know you're not picking, but I am anxious to be a part of the visual aspect of this site, and am subjecting you all to half-a__ed images. Money is tight. Oh, and I guess you noticed it is not a Jetflo.

Post# 17800 , Reply# 37   8/2/2007 at 17:55 (4,246 days old) by ian88 ()        

God no, I love the jetflo design (the old browny ones) but that design pictured has to be my favorite upright panasonic atm, lol.

Post# 351478 , Reply# 38   5/3/2016 at 17:23 (1,049 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Just found this thread while looking through the history on Vacland.

I have that panasonic upright vacuum

It needs some work , the bellows at the base has perished.

Post# 351515 , Reply# 39   5/4/2016 at 08:52 (1,048 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Gareth, do you have one of these uprights? I'd love to see pics

Post# 351520 , Reply# 40   5/4/2016 at 09:50 (1,048 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
I've never seen

a Panasonic blender before, but I remember those ball radio's, and the upright Vacuum in the brochure was also sold by Eureka as the Emperor upright.

Post# 351542 , Reply# 41   5/4/2016 at 13:52 (1,048 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Here it is.

I am going to get it sorted out.

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Post# 351544 , Reply# 42   5/4/2016 at 14:09 (1,048 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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A friend of my dad's had one when I was a kid, i LOVED THE SELECTOR BUTTONS

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Post# 351545 , Reply# 43   5/4/2016 at 14:10 (1,048 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The motor , The casing just unclips

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Post# 351590 , Reply# 44   5/5/2016 at 08:20 (1,047 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I love this!!! So was this late 60s or was this a 70s vacuum?

Post# 351600 , Reply# 45   5/5/2016 at 09:36 (1,047 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I think 70's

No info exists about it on the web from my searches

Post# 351622 , Reply# 46   5/5/2016 at 13:50 (1,047 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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That's a Eureka Emperor. Style P bags.

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Post# 351659 , Reply# 47   5/5/2016 at 19:25 (1,047 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Thanks for posting that Tom
From what i have read on vacland the Emporor was made for Eureka by panasonic.

The two machines are so similar but the major difference is the motor setup. From a pic i saw on a thread here the Eureka has a vertically mounted motor were as the panasonic has its own style motor mounted horrizontely as seen in the above pics.

Post# 351701 , Reply# 48   5/6/2016 at 10:04 (1,046 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The Emperor motor sits horizontal, and has a belt changing tool. The metal fan is awesome, moves a ton of air.

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Post# 351709 , Reply# 49   5/6/2016 at 14:14 (1,046 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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HI Tom

Thank you, My mistake , I found a picture on Vac land and it looked like the motor was vertical like a normal Eureka.

Looks awesome I will take some better pics of mine later

Post# 403776 , Reply# 50   1/8/2019 at 14:29 by ABCVacPlacentia (California)        

So, this Panasonic vac is not a Jet Flo, right? I don't see any Jet Flo markings and it appears to be a direct-air machine, just with the motor set further behind the brushroll and at a 90 degree angle, or am I mistaken?

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