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Post# 383585   1/4/2018 at 21:21 (287 days old) by funnynet1231 (Maine)        

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Hello. What vacuums do you guys want to find in 2018?

:)- Cam

Post# 383587 , Reply# 1   1/4/2018 at 21:46 (287 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Same as always! A Lewyt Electronic, Rex-Air model 3, a '59 Lady Kenmore with P/N, Compact with the ABC head, and more vintage central vac stuff!

Post# 383591 , Reply# 2   1/4/2018 at 22:38 (287 days old) by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        

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Electrolux 1205
Hoover Concept 1 or 2 with headlight
Hoover Powermax upright
Kenmore Heavy Duty Extra Wide Sweep

After many years of searching 2017 brought me a Hoover Elite 200 and Hoover Legacy. So cheers to 2018!

Post# 383595 , Reply# 3   1/5/2018 at 01:24 (287 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        
My "wanted" list

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I don't expect to find all of these, but hopefully I could check off one or two.

Hoover Legacy
Hoover Powermax
Hoover Conquest
Hoover Guardsman
Royal Pro Series Broom Vac
Royal CR5128Z
Dyson Cinetic upright
Dyson Cinetic canister (DC54 version)
Fantom Lighting
Fantom Cyclone XT
Fantom Fury

Post# 383596 , Reply# 4   1/5/2018 at 01:37 (287 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
My wanted list

Hamilton Beach 14 upright in good shape
Hamilton Beach Hatbox
Bradford canister
Apex 603 upright
Regina Canister
Eureka Sweet 16
The very last Lewyt..1961, Hose comes out of the top.
Kingston Germitron canister
1957 AirWay Kleen More Swivel Top canister...Only have seen a picture.
1960s Hamilton Beach upright, resembles a GE U4

Post# 383605 , Reply# 5   1/5/2018 at 09:47 (286 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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What in tarnation is a Rexair 3???????

My list is
GE swivel top model 100-c (1962 power nozzle version- very rare)
Black whirlpool power nozzle from 1968 for Rainbow
L shape power nozzle for Rainbow
Any of the early 60's Lady Kenmore power-teams
RCA Imperial power team from 1958
An original 1968 Filter Queen German made power nozzle so I don't have to try to create a label to put on the same power nozzle I have that's a fit all
and a complete Convertible 574 since mine is incomplete.

Post# 383609 , Reply# 6   1/5/2018 at 11:40 (286 days old) by jade_angel (Newport News, VA)        

I'd hope to find, for a price I'm willing to pay (some of these I see on ebay a lot, but for sky-high prices)

Handy Way Sani-Clean
Eureka Ironsides
Silver King with Douglas PN
Complete Royal 303 attachment kit
Complete Kirby Heritage II attachment kit
Royal tank (preferably one of the newer ones with a PN, but one of the older ones with the Filter Queen-style run nozzle)

Post# 383611 , Reply# 7   1/5/2018 at 12:13 (286 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

I would like to find the following.
I know I won’t be able to find all of these in just a year, but I thought I’d just share what I would like to find all together.

Wireless Vacuette-505
Sanitronic VII
Commercial Models

Model 29
Model 65
Model 66
Model 31
Model 33
Model 34
Junior 370, 375, 119, 1224, 1334, 1346, 1354 (British)
Lark (any model)
Lightweight 1330, 1348
Constellation (any)
Decade 80

There’s too many to list
In 2018, I hope to find a few of these.

Post# 383612 , Reply# 8   1/5/2018 at 12:15 (286 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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You really want one of the Royal tanks with the Manta Rey P/N!

And we can add one of those old Whirlpool Imperials to my list as well, that one slipped my mind. My mind must be going flaccid! OY!

Post# 383613 , Reply# 9   1/5/2018 at 12:22 (286 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        
What in tarnation is a Rexair 3???????

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Why its the magical unicorn that actually exists!

Post# 383614 , Reply# 10   1/5/2018 at 12:23 (286 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Check your email, we need to talk!

Post# 383634 , Reply# 11   1/5/2018 at 18:25 (286 days old) by Buster1849 (Chattanooga,TN)        
My Wanted List

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Hoover Elite II
Hoover windtunnel supreme
Bissell Powerforce Bagless Turbo
Bissell Powerforce Bagged(original 2005 model)
Eureka Commercial
Bissell Cleanview Helix
Bissell Lift Off
Riccar 8850
Dyson DC07
Fantom Thunder
Fantom Fury
Dirt Devil Swivel Glide

Post# 383639 , Reply# 12   1/5/2018 at 23:04 (286 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
A Rexair model 3

Is a special WW2 built Rexair that old man Hill schemed and figured a way to keep a vacuum operation going during the war, He got it declared a medical device and sold Rexairs on doctors prescriptions all thru the war, The machine is green and looks nothing like the model A or B, Doctors would prescribe a Rexair for asthma or allergies!!!LOL,Very few of these exist but Mike Pletcher used to have one, he brought it to a VCCC convention one year,

Post# 383640 , Reply# 13   1/5/2018 at 23:13 (286 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Old Man Hill

Was the President of Rexair who famously , with the help of JV Sanders cooked up a scheme in the late 50s to get the company back from Ward Industries who had taken it over in 1956 from Martin Parry corp, He had Sanders tell all the dealers and salesmen to sell to anyone especially bad credit risks, hanging them with 9 million dollars of bad debt in 1958 dollars!!! They then proceeded to buy the company away from Ward industries, Ward industries wanted Rexairs factory to start with for their dry cleaning interests in Prosperity Manufacturing, they were not really into vacuums anyway,This was when Rexair became known as the Rainbow, 1960-1961 and the first Rainbow machine was introduced as the then current model D but the name was a colorful painted rainbow on the hammertone gold machine.This info came from the late Clay Floyd who began working for a Mr mench in 1961 who was one of the very early Rexair distrubutors in the 30s.

Post# 383663 , Reply# 14   1/6/2018 at 08:54 (285 days old) by vacuumguy91 (Raleigh NC)        
Electrolux UltraLux Canister

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I would love to find the following:

Electrolux UltraLux Canister with lighted powerhead
Hoover Dimension 1000
Hoover Convertible - Metal Based with headlight...maybe early 70's
Hoover Concept One with headlights
Hoover Concept II with headlights
Kenmore Powermate Canister w/magicord from say 1975-1982, with a lighted powermate.

I'd love to knock one or two off the list...or all hahaha the thrill is in the search though...

Good Luck everyone :)

Post# 383674 , Reply# 15   1/6/2018 at 10:41 (285 days old) by jade_angel (Newport News, VA)        

Oh, if I could find a Royal tank with that odd Manta Rey PN, I'd love that!

It'd also be really cool to find one with both the Filter Queen PN and Filter Queen rug nozzle.

It's one of those machines with a weird sort of nostalgia for me - my folks never had one, but we had a Filter Queen and a Sani-Clean, and those Royal tanks with the FQ-compatible tools feel like a relative of both. (Though AFAIK, the actual lineage is limited to Royal producing the first Filter Queens for Health-Mor.)

Post# 383675 , Reply# 16   1/6/2018 at 10:54 (285 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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You can barely see the stingray head peeking out between the E sirens head and the dark blue Royal upright.


And the machine it came to me with:

Post# 383749 , Reply# 17   1/7/2018 at 13:48 (284 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
vacuums I would love to find and Lewyt electronic

First, to the person who wanted the Lewyt electronic, they are nice machines, but if you get one I would suggest using it with rubber gloves since they were known for electrocuting people. My nick name for that one is the zapper.
I'm a die hard canister person, so want to find more canisters. The only current canister I would like to have is a current model Delphin but they are very hard to find. As far as vintage canisters, maybe a Filtex, and one of the 1970's Kenmore power teams, and one of the Eureka power teams from the 1970's, I think the canned ham was their top of the line model. Would also be interested in more Air-way and Compact Tristar models before Aerus bought the company and in my opinion ruined them, I already have an Air-way 55 and Compact C6.

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