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Post# 378977   9/27/2017 at 15:11 (363 days old) by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

Anyone remember the vacuums that had a dust bin on the extension wand of a canister?

Post# 378983 , Reply# 1   9/27/2017 at 17:19 (363 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Eureka offered this as a "bag-saver" feature on some deluxe canisters in the last 20 years. The idea behind the cyclonic attachment was that large debris would be captured by the wand bin while finer dirt continued on through the hose toward the bag in the cleaner itself. You could easily empty out the clear bin and perhaps decrease the frequency of bag changes while maintaining suction for longer periods of time. You could also easily rescue valuables like loose change or jewelry accidentally sucked up by the vacuum.

Post# 378985 , Reply# 2   9/27/2017 at 19:27 (363 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
There was one on eBay not long ago

I had it in my watch list for awhile. It was a buy it now offer. I always had something else to spend my $29 on so took it off my watch list. Not sure if its still on there now.

Post# 379037 , Reply# 3   9/29/2017 at 15:58 (361 days old) by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

How come this concept died off?

Post# 379038 , Reply# 4   9/29/2017 at 16:20 (361 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        

I will speculate that they didn't gain widespread popularity because they added clunckiness to the wands. Also with the bagless revolution going on at the time, why bother with another air-flow robber.

Post# 379039 , Reply# 5   9/29/2017 at 17:45 (361 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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I suspect this concept never made it far because, like Kirbysthebest said, why make a partially cyclonic vacuum when you could have a fully cyclonic one? An improved version of the system would essentially be a fully cyclonic canister vacuum, which is what we have progressed to today.

Besides, I don't really think the "bag saver" compliments a bagged machine well to begin with. If it still leaves behind the fine dust, well, that's what kills off bags anyways. Small particles, not large ones, clog the pores of dust bags.


Post# 379041 , Reply# 6   9/29/2017 at 19:25 (361 days old) by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

I know Bissell had one like that.

Post# 379106 , Reply# 7   10/1/2017 at 17:08 (359 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Looks like Godfrey's in Australia sold these as recently as 2014:

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Post# 379107 , Reply# 8   10/1/2017 at 17:14 (359 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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And here is our friend in Finland demonstrating how well it actually works:

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Post# 379130 , Reply# 9   10/2/2017 at 00:49 (359 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Didn't Eureka canisters have this device some years back?Yes,could see this for some bulky pickups-or if you were vacuuming for a lost coins or something like that.

Post# 379135 , Reply# 10   10/2/2017 at 09:02 (358 days old) by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

IDK if Eureka did. I know Bissell did. Maybe Sharp.

Post# 379138 , Reply# 11   10/2/2017 at 09:24 (358 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Yes, Eureka

Europa canisters had it. Possibly the Excalibur also. The Excalibur was made by Volta, and one of the Europa models was an Electrolux Excellio.

Post# 379152 , Reply# 12   10/2/2017 at 16:37 (358 days old) by godfreys_guy (Melbourne, Australia)        
Still sold in Aus...

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The last video is the brand new Wertheim with a new diverter.

Post# 379183 , Reply# 13   10/3/2017 at 12:22 (357 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        
I have those

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I have two of those. Another is small cheap one and it cracked at one point. Another Is made by the Electrolux Sweden and it's much better made.
Both work ok, but they eat a lot of airflow and make a lot of noise.

Post# 379207 , Reply# 14   10/4/2017 at 06:29 (356 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hi Mikko! Thanks for these great videos...I love watching your videos on YouTube because I am very interested in learning all about European vacuum cleaners.

How do you say "vacuum cleaner" in Finnish? :-)

Post# 379259 , Reply# 15   10/5/2017 at 01:03 (356 days old) by Mike811 (Finland)        

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That is nice to hear! Lately I have done a lot of videos of the 80's Philips P74 Electronic featuring in those bag saver videos. It's my favourite canister and very European.
Vacuum cleaner in Finnish is pölynimuri :)

Post# 379263 , Reply# 16   10/5/2017 at 05:20 (355 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Keetos, Mikko! Keep up the good work! 😊

Post# 379380 , Reply# 17   10/7/2017 at 12:49 (353 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        
Me too!

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I also enjoy watching your vacuum videos on YT, Mike, especially your cyclone tests of both store-bought cyclonic systems and ones you have modified or created. I can relate--I have always been fascinated with making my own cyclonic systems. Recently, I put together a stand-alone dual cyclonic system with remarkable efficiency. I'll see about sharing it with you all one of these days once I get some time...


Post# 380132 , Reply# 18   10/22/2017 at 11:44 (338 days old) by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

I wonder what fantomtechguy thinks of this...

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