Thread Number: 35459  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
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Post# 381201   11/12/2017 at 13:48 (317 days old) by Ridgerunner (Virginia)        

I once had a pair of old, unusual vacuums that I am trying to find info on. Unfortunately I cannot remember the manufacturer's name. They were green in color and we're shaped like a small drum, about 15 or so inches in diameter. The wheels were on each end, and the "drum"
laid sideways. The hose came out the side of the drum. So as you pulled it around, the wheels turned and the center remained stationary. It was a cool design, and was the -only- canister vac I ever used that could drag across it's own power cord without getting "stuck". Has anyone here seen or remember what these were? I'm guessing they were made in the 60's

Post# 381203 , Reply# 1   11/12/2017 at 14:05 (317 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Sounds like a GE Roll Easy to me...

Post# 381207 , Reply# 2   11/12/2017 at 15:43 (317 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

Sounds like an early 60's shop vac to me!

Post# 381209 , Reply# 3   11/12/2017 at 16:03 (317 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Hi Ridgerunner (James)

Thanks to vacuumlad1650 I was able to google
some pix for you. They seem to only come in
Green or Blue.

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Post# 381210 , Reply# 4   11/12/2017 at 16:09 (317 days old) by Ridgerunner (Virginia)        

Vacuumlad1650,you nailed it!!! Wish I still had those, don't really know what happened to them. Thanks,

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Post# 381214 , Reply# 5   11/12/2017 at 17:47 (317 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hoover is now selling a bagless vac that is similar to the Roll Easy..... not sure if it is a good performer, but if you like the unique rolling drum design, here it is at Home Depot:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 381220 , Reply# 6   11/12/2017 at 18:47 (317 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I have one of these cleaners, a gift from a good friend. I can't seem to find a picture of mine, though.
They are a great machines. Quiet, powerful, and a huge bag!
Anyways, glad I could solve the mystery!

Post# 381246 , Reply# 7   11/13/2017 at 08:07 (316 days old) by ridgerunner (Virginia)        

Thanks to all who replied! That Hoover Revolve looks pretty good, think I'll look closer.

Post# 381256 , Reply# 8   11/13/2017 at 10:36 (316 days old) by ridgerunner (Virginia)        
The little wheel

Notice the little wheel on the front of the Hoover that looks to eliminate the hose wear problem on the old Roll Easy. Guess they read some of the user experiences for the old G.E. on the forums etc..

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