Thread Number: 31246  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Coronado Upright Vacuum Cleaner ??
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Post# 345642   2/27/2016 at 20:03 (1,793 days old) by chicagomike (Plover, WI)        

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Can anyone provide any information on the Coronado Upright vac shown in the pics? When I search VL for Coronado the only matches were for canister vacs.

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Post# 345663 , Reply# 1   2/28/2016 at 05:44 (1,792 days old) by kenkart ()        
That is a

Cadillac , built by Clements Manufacturing Chicago, they still make Cadillac industrial blowers.

Post# 345740 , Reply# 2   2/28/2016 at 21:42 (1,792 days old) by Bvac6 (Fort Wayne, Indiana)        

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Very nice!

Post# 345775 , Reply# 3   2/29/2016 at 09:26 (1,791 days old) by chicagomike (Plover, WI)        

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Fantastic!! Thanks for the information and I would have never guessed it was a Cadillac/Clemens vac.

Post# 345776 , Reply# 4   2/29/2016 at 09:32 (1,791 days old) by chicagomike (Plover, WI)        

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The only part it appears to be missing is a headlight socket under the headlight cover - there are not any holes in metal where it would have fastened too, do you have any knowledge on what the socket would have looked like or where/how it fastened as maybe I can find something to make the headlight work as I am restoring the machine.

Post# 345875 , Reply# 5   3/1/2016 at 02:53 (1,791 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Wasn't "Coronado" the appliance brand for Western Auto?

Post# 345878 , Reply# 6   3/1/2016 at 03:10 (1,791 days old) by kenkart ()        

That was Wizard, I think it was a company called Gambles Gimbles????Not a Southern store, at least I never heard of it as a kid.

Post# 345890 , Reply# 7   3/1/2016 at 06:30 (1,790 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Yes,maybe Coronado was for Gambles.They had one in Rapid City,S.Dak.Downtown.

Post# 345946 , Reply# 8   3/1/2016 at 15:09 (1,790 days old) by chicagomike (Plover, WI)        

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So is it a Gamble's product or a Cadillac product, built by Clements Manufacturing Chicago. Gamble's was like an Ace Hardware, correct?

Post# 345958 , Reply# 9   3/1/2016 at 15:57 (1,790 days old) by kenkart ()        
Its a private label

Built by Clements for Gambles.

Post# 346004 , Reply# 10   3/2/2016 at 01:52 (1,790 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Gambles was kind of a small dept store and auto type store.I remember them as being out West and Midwest.The farming areas of the country.

Post# 346071 , Reply# 11   3/2/2016 at 16:17 (1,789 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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I think that switch on the motor housing is to switch on the headlight power. Cadillac uprights were known for that. But, you're saying that there is no socket to attach a bulb to?

Post# 347176 , Reply# 12   3/11/2016 at 18:05 (1,780 days old) by chicagomike (Plover, WI)        

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Correct, there was no socket under the housing - nothing was inside for woring either.

Post# 347190 , Reply# 13   3/11/2016 at 19:36 (1,780 days old) by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

Fascinating vacuum. Beautiful design. All machines of this era were designed so well. I love these more obscure machines, to pull away sometimes from the more common hoovers and such of the time.

Post# 435376 , Reply# 14   11/24/2020 at 02:10 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Do you still want to know what the light socket looked like?

Do you even still have the machine?

Am I too late?

Will I stop asking questions?

Post# 435388 , Reply# 15   11/24/2020 at 13:09 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Chicago Mike exists. I don't believe he posts here anymore. I'm pretty sure the vacuum in question is long gone.

Post# 435393 , Reply# 16   11/24/2020 at 13:30 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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It prolly is, but I do know he has more Clements uprights in storage.

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