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Post# 381388   11/15/2017 at 18:01 (335 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        

And Success has come to my door!

Just a few pix inside and out of the
Super Rare Success Canister.
(the last one shows the accordion
bellows typical of Success uprights).

Its operated by the wheels turning a
crank-type axle, whose piston rod
works the bellows.

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Post# 381390 , Reply# 1   11/15/2017 at 18:35 (335 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        
Way cool machine!

And a great piece of history, too. Those bellows-type machines look a bit clumsy to operate - are they? You should make a youtube video on how it works. :o)

Post# 381402 , Reply# 2   11/15/2017 at 20:43 (334 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Hi texaskirbyguy

The YouTube video's an interesting idea.
But I don't think a camera phone would
provide a very good result.

It is a bit cumbersome. Made just for level
carpets, tho. The design lacks a caster to lift
the nozzle above the floor surface.

I think its rare because I've never seen
another in any private collection or museum pix.

Post# 381404 , Reply# 3   11/15/2017 at 22:40 (334 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Very cool find! And let's hope you don't come down with polio after opening that collection bag! [joke]

Back in the days this was made, guessing early 1900's? People just had thin oriental rugs, or just bare hardwood plank floors in giant two-level houses.

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