Thread Number: 29376  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
1954 Westinghouse Upright
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Post# 328186   6/27/2015 at 10:44 (1,186 days old) by dirtmaster37 (Stay tuned to the DUMONT network...)        

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This Westinghouse came from a find that my mother scored at an estate sale near my home town of Lansing Michigan. She got them to lower the price and got it for a song...

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Post# 328187 , Reply# 1   6/27/2015 at 10:48 (1,186 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Beautiful. I love the color scheme. Kind of reminds me of saddle oxford shoes.

Post# 328192 , Reply# 2   6/27/2015 at 12:50 (1,186 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Very sweet looking machine! No need to put that one away

Post# 328198 , Reply# 3   6/27/2015 at 14:01 (1,186 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Post# 328200 , Reply# 4   6/27/2015 at 14:29 (1,186 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        

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Machine. I wish my work bench was as organized as yours.

Post# 328201 , Reply# 5   6/27/2015 at 15:02 (1,186 days old) by dirtmaster37 (Stay tuned to the DUMONT network...)        
I wish my work bench was as organized as yours

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I have parallel line disorder. No, Im just!! I just like a clean work area. It makes it less stressful to fix things when you have space around you. I see that you are in Detroit? You work for Banks? B&D? United or Bells?


Post# 328209 , Reply# 6   6/27/2015 at 17:53 (1,186 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        

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Neither. I'm a semi retired builder. I'm familiar with all of those shops, especially banks. Most of my new vacs I buy are from Arbor Vac in A2. Your not that far from me, I actually live in Northville. Easier just to say Detroit.


Post# 328221 , Reply# 7   6/27/2015 at 20:46 (1,186 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Chad, does your mother take special orders? Two great finds! That Westy is actually a cute vacuum, if a vacuum can be cute!

Post# 328246 , Reply# 8   6/28/2015 at 00:52 (1,186 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Great Westinghouse!

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Think it must be the last version of that style upright. Never saw one like that with disposable bags before. So nice of your Mom to find it and pick it up for you!

Post# 380399 , Reply# 9   10/28/2017 at 23:14 (332 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

This is the LAST Westinghouse upright made in 57 and 58, After the one stroke was so unpopular, they went back to this style.They started making uprights again with the Convertovac in the 60s.

Post# 380428 , Reply# 10   10/29/2017 at 23:24 (331 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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That's is such a beautiful vacuum cleaner, especially being 60 yrs old!

Post# 380429 , Reply# 11   10/29/2017 at 23:42 (331 days old) by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
Another Westy that I have never seen.

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I have one that I have never seen another one exactly like it.  I like that one because it has the paper bag system.

Post# 380430 , Reply# 12   10/30/2017 at 00:20 (331 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Westinghose made some really nice looking uprights,

The 1955 One Stroke, which was similar to Singers Twin Fan, was a ugly duckling and as far as I can tell, it didn't sell too well, that is the only reason I can imagine why it was dropped and the older style was brought back, the oddball one stroke WAS sold for several more years as a Wards Signature????

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