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Post# 390898   4/22/2018 at 19:26 (298 days old) by S1015075 (butte,mt)        

Another interesting find at a pawnshop. Was 5$ figured Id buy it for the collection. Looks like a 70s vacuum. Looks exactly like a metro duo volt. About the same size too. Same bag any info on this would be great

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Post# 390902 , Reply# 1   4/22/2018 at 20:40 (298 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I remember those being available when I was a kid and I'm old! I want to say early 60's? One giveaway is the address for Tuckahoe does not show a zip code. Zip codes started in 1963.

Post# 390915 , Reply# 2   4/23/2018 at 02:08 (298 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Nice..

I got one off of Ebay a while back. I was attracted by the blue attachments. It came in the original box as well.

I think there is another one on Ebay right now.

I have yet to try it out. Thanks for the image of the instructions, not sure mine came with them. I will check it out later. Great to know the bags interchange with Metro Vacs.

Thanks for sharing.


Post# 390918 , Reply# 3   4/23/2018 at 08:42 (298 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

That's true about zip codes. My grandmother was very modern..first color TV, any new kitchen appliance and she had it etc. I can remember her telling us about zip codes and making me use them....she would send me letters even though we lived in the same town. And that would definitely have been around '63.

 

Kevin


Post# 390920 , Reply# 4   4/23/2018 at 09:27 (298 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I have a catalog from around 1963-65 with these in them. Don't know where they are right now or I'd show them

Post# 390933 , Reply# 5   4/23/2018 at 22:21 (297 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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For a second there I thought that circular instruction sheet was a 45 record. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they just used the label papers for 45's,

Post# 390987 , Reply# 6   4/24/2018 at 19:58 (296 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Instructions...

also resembles CD labels.




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