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Post# 198881   9/3/2012 at 11:36 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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So this came into My workshop today, It needed a new motor, I have.t seen one in years and is so Unique I decided to take pics before the customer came to fetch 





Post# 198885 , Reply# 1   9/3/2012 at 11:39 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I love the square look 


Post# 198887 , Reply# 2   9/3/2012 at 11:42 (2,764 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Thats different. I think the only Rowenta vacuums we had here were hand and stick vacs IIRC. I like the color.


Post# 198890 , Reply# 3   9/3/2012 at 11:48 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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there was a carpet cleaner version too which explains the nice sized tank 


Post# 198891 , Reply# 4   9/3/2012 at 11:49 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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inside 


Post# 198892 , Reply# 5   9/3/2012 at 11:51 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I love the removable Tank 


Post# 198894 , Reply# 6   9/3/2012 at 11:57 (2,764 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That looks really good!

Post# 198899 , Reply# 7   9/3/2012 at 12:04 (2,764 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

Thats a good looking vacuum! Like the color of it. Looks to hold alot and I do mean alot of dirt!!


Post# 198900 , Reply# 8   9/3/2012 at 12:16 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Ben Its great , now I want one for myself LOL funny hing is just after I fixed it a customer came looking for bags for one, what is ironic is that the two customers , the one that owns this one and the one looking for bags for his stay 6 houses apart. 

 

This one belongs to our Local speed cop LOL I should have charged hime extra for all my tickets but he is a nice guy 


Post# 198901 , Reply# 9   9/3/2012 at 12:20 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Kenneth 

 

Rowenta was well know here in the eighties for shop vac style vacuum s, ru 10 ru11 , Most people called them R2D2, I have a red one that is missing its handle will take a photo now now and post it. they are also well known here for there Irions 


Post# 198913 , Reply# 10   9/3/2012 at 13:31 (2,764 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

Found this Rowenta wet/dry from about 1982 on ebay, quite rare over here

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Post# 198914 , Reply# 11   9/3/2012 at 13:31 (2,764 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

I was trying to figure out where i heard the name before, and now you mentioned the Iron's and thats where I heard it!!!

I remember the Rowenta Irons in the stores. Never seen any of the vacuums before.


Post# 198926 , Reply# 12   9/3/2012 at 14:07 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Hi Ryan 

 

Thats the one they were most famous for in SA, 

 

Ben yes I remember my mom having Rowenta Irons, They were the first to have the detachable water tank on there irons In SA 


Post# 199041 , Reply# 13   9/4/2012 at 01:48 (2,764 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Very neat and clever Rowenta vacuum cleaner-like how it comes apart and the HUGE bag-Commercial unit?Can it be used with a powernozzle?

Post# 199052 , Reply# 14   9/4/2012 at 03:01 (2,764 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

I was going to ask the same question, what type of tools come on this vacuum?


Post# 199054 , Reply# 15   9/4/2012 at 03:13 (2,764 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Standard floor tool , No powernozzle been French.

This is a standard household model

 

I am on the hunt for one now

 


Post# 199057 , Reply# 16   9/4/2012 at 03:34 (2,764 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Rowenta has been bought up by the same company who now own Tefal (Calor) . Both Tefal and Rowenta were infamous in the UK for selling top-quality irons. Although both manufacturers made a range of irons with standard aluminium sole plates, their signature sole plate was stainless-steel for Rowenta and ceramic for Tefal. The lift-out water tank on the Rowenta was a really good idea, but it didn't seem to catch on with the public in such a way that it became widespread across all brands.

The last Rowenta Wet & Dry vacuum cleaner I saw on sale here was in 1997. Towards the Millennium they bought out a couple of cylinder vacs with triangular shaped cleaning heads. They were advertised widely on television, but I'm sure they were poor sellers. The name Rowenta has all but disappeared altogether in the UK.


Post# 199058 , Reply# 17   9/4/2012 at 03:41 (2,764 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Infamous Benny ? Surely you mean famous ?

As for the Rowenta Wet & Dry Vacuum cleaner, I believe this is the one you mean:


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Post# 199157 , Reply# 18   9/4/2012 at 13:48 (2,763 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Well spotted, I have no idea why I wrote that.

The wet and dry I refer to is pictured in my internet link. The dry cleaner with the triangular head was called the Tonixo.



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Post# 199783 , Reply# 19   9/7/2012 at 08:41 (2,760 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

I got to looking in the hall closet and I have a Rowetta Iron! I picked it up at an estate auction! I got it along time ago.Works perfect!


Post# 199787 , Reply# 20   9/7/2012 at 09:21 (2,760 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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post a pic , My mom had tons of irons , 


Post# 199991 , Reply# 21   9/8/2012 at 16:49 (2,759 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
Rowenta Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner

They did one called the "Infinium", which had a corkscrew style of separator called "airforce technology", and a top-heavy triangular design. I think the design was cobbled together by a couple of Channel Four designers. I remember that they tried to redesign the loo to stop gentlemen, er, splashing, if you will. That wasn't a success either.




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