Thread Number: 36457  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
1950's Westinghouse Porta Vac
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Post# 390657   4/18/2018 at 11:41 (236 days old) by deancb (Florida)        

Vacuum is in working condition. Comes with everything shown. I believe there were other attachments that originally came with this portable. $70.00 + shipping

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Post# 390667 , Reply# 1   4/18/2018 at 13:49 (236 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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I have one that's almost new in the box. The hose was that heavy vinyl they used in the very early 50's. The handle is definitely NOT wood. The cord is black with a belden end. I didn't know paper bags were ever made to fit inside the cloth bag but the one pictured looks right. Very weak suction. I was quite disappointed in mine when I received it from the family of the original owner.

Post# 391315 , Reply# 2   4/30/2018 at 06:39 (225 days old) by Westinghouseman (Capron, Illinois, 13 miles due north of Belvidere, Illinois.)        
Portable in display box

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Here's my Westinghouse Portable in it's original box and display. I have all the attachments and original cord.

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Post# 391353 , Reply# 3   4/30/2018 at 22:12 (224 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Wow...that is one sweet display and machine!

Post# 391363 , Reply# 4   5/1/2018 at 01:38 (224 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

LOVE the '50's display and vacuum!Competitor to the Hoover PortaPower?

Post# 391369 , Reply# 5   5/1/2018 at 08:31 (223 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

The GE Tidy was about 1950,the WH Porta Power was about 1955,the GE that became a Eureka and then Oreck Buster B in mid 60s,the Hoover Swingette in mid 60s,the Eureka Mighty Mite about 1980.Great and Amazing WH and display box above!The mid 50s Hoover Pixie also had a box for shipping and then counter top display.

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