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President canister vaccum Model 623?
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Post# 197834   8/28/2012 at 19:40 (2,240 days old) by claze ()        

Hi everybody! New here. I have a few vintage vacs but I bought one today I need some help identifying. Any info on a PRESIDENT Canister Model 623? Thanks, Clay

Post# 197837 , Reply# 1   8/28/2012 at 19:43 (2,240 days old) by claze ()        

Sorry, It's late at night for me V-A-C-U-U-M. Clay

Post# 197841 , Reply# 2   8/28/2012 at 19:50 (2,240 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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I don't have any info for you, I just wanted to tell you that I love that vacuum of your. I have a special spot for the cigar-shaped vacuums on metal runners. It looks great.

Post# 197844 , Reply# 3   8/28/2012 at 19:58 (2,240 days old) by claze ()        

Thanks! Yeah, I'm thinking Buck Rogers should take it for a test flight.

Post# 197851 , Reply# 4   8/28/2012 at 20:09 (2,240 days old) by fairfax88 (Orlando, FL)        
Hi there,

That Vacuum Cleaner was made by Apex.

Where do you live in Florida?

Post# 197852 , Reply# 5   8/28/2012 at 20:16 (2,240 days old) by claze ()        

Just south of Gainesville (in the middle of nowhere). But I'm in Indianapolis right now, been shopping at the Goodwill.

Post# 197854 , Reply# 6   8/28/2012 at 20:24 (2,240 days old) by claze ()        

By the way, thanks for the info David! Didn't mean to be rude, just tired after a long day of shopping and Ebay-ing. Got to go to bed now. Clay

Post# 197885 , Reply# 7   8/28/2012 at 22:47 (2,240 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Clay:

President was the store brand for the State Vacuum Store Chain in the US and Canada from the late 40's to the early 60's In the US the machines were made for them by Apex while in Canada they were made by Bylock in England. While both were similar the difference was in the accessories. The US ones were the standard 1 1/4 while the Canadian ones were 1 1/8 connections. I'm including a pic of my Canadian Presidents which is similar to the one you have.

Post# 198048 , Reply# 8   8/29/2012 at 16:33 (2,240 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I have one!

Just like it but its red and was sold by Western Auto, its a Wizard, also have the Chrome Apex version, model 540, from 1947 or 48.

Post# 198293 , Reply# 9   8/30/2012 at 20:31 (2,238 days old) by claze ()        

Nice! I think mine will clean up nicely but the cord is trashed. Might sell it on ebay as fixer-upper

Post# 198303 , Reply# 10   8/30/2012 at 22:02 (2,238 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Did you get all the parts with it?

Post# 198403 , Reply# 11   8/31/2012 at 15:16 (2,238 days old) by claze ()        

No attachments, just the vac, Clay

Post# 383213 , Reply# 12   12/28/2017 at 16:32 (292 days old) by vacuumguy (London, Ontario)        
Post# 197885 , Reply# 7 8/28/2012 at 11:47pm (1,947 days o

Hi it is Steve - Vacuum guy from London, wanted to share that I was able to pick up a vintage President Vacuum yesterday in Hamilton Ontario. Has all original pieces including hose and manual. See attached pictures. I was so pleased to find this reference out on Vacuum Land to confirm my find.



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