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Post# 191373   7/25/2012 at 13:44 (2,810 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

Running the old kenmore canister today, as I was finishing off a room I turned off the machine via foot switch. As i looked back making a motion to unplug the cord it Mysteriously had 2 basic Knots in the cord.
What are the chances of this happening..? Maybe one knot but 2....:)

Post# 191374 , Reply# 1   7/25/2012 at 13:46 (2,810 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

And the recoil works perfectly fine.. This a bad omen folks..?

Post# 191375 , Reply# 2   7/25/2012 at 13:52 (2,810 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Ooh, spooky...

On another note, it must be really old to have a fabric cord ?

Post# 191379 , Reply# 3   7/25/2012 at 14:24 (2,810 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

Fabric cord,,,,,,,MMMMMMmmmmm never seen one myself

Post# 191380 , Reply# 4   7/25/2012 at 14:44 (2,810 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I don't understand the meaning of that remark.

Post# 191383 , Reply# 5   7/25/2012 at 14:59 (2,810 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

MMMMMMmmmmm never seen one myself ........

the photo is reference only

Post# 191388 , Reply# 6   7/25/2012 at 15:07 (2,810 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Oh I see, thank you for clearing it up. I thought it was a picture you took of the actual knot.

Post# 191605 , Reply# 7   7/26/2012 at 21:33 (2,809 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

Seriously to put this in a perspective that we can relate to.

I don't think Kenmore ever made a machine using a fabric cord.....As a matter of fact did they ever manufacture a Vacuum with a fabric cord.?

Post# 191611 , Reply# 8   7/26/2012 at 22:46 (2,809 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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I think we are looking at a braided nylon rope, not an electric cord. It's just too new looking to be a vintage cord such as one finds on older appliances as toasters, fans, coffee percolators, etc. It seems to me that it was domestic irons that featured the really pretty colors to match the trims in the 1950s until rubber sheathed cords became the norm.


None the less, Dean, the only way such knots would be produced would be during a particularly vigorous round of vacuuming that had the machine crossing and looping over it's cord coil that would then be teased into a knot as the vacuum was pulled to another room at the limit of reach before yanking the plug out of the wall socket - I've had that happen with Shop Vacs.



Post# 191659 , Reply# 9   7/27/2012 at 09:23 (2,808 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

Yes toasters, irons i remember had the funky looking cords.
I don't recall the machine Dave reaching the end of it's stretch limit.

Like i said maybe one knot but 2. Wierder things have happened.

Post# 191863 , Reply# 10   7/28/2012 at 08:29 (2,807 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Some of our old 1970s appliances had cords - irons especially, sometimes kettles and toasters too. i recall my parents Sunbeam electric square griddle/fry pan had a fabric cord - it was a right bugger to clean because it kept getting oily whenever the appliance was used.

Post# 191866 , Reply# 11   7/28/2012 at 08:32 (2,807 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Yep over here in the UK irons were very commonly fitted with a fabric cord, if not always, reason being a rubber one would melt if you accidentally put the iron on it. Fabric would still be damaged, but not as rapidly.

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