Thread Number: 36613  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Can anyone tell me what kind of vacuum this is?
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Post# 392026   5/16/2018 at 18:43 by Kirby27 (United States )        

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I was wondering what kind of vacuum this is.

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Post# 392028 , Reply# 1   5/16/2018 at 19:56 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
I say

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Vintage Kenmore canister

Post# 392030 , Reply# 2   5/16/2018 at 21:56 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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It looks like a Sanyo bagless canister to me, or could be another Japanese brand. And I agree it could be a Kenmore made by one of those brands.

Post# 392032 , Reply# 3   5/16/2018 at 22:30 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I agree Cole, I was thinking Toshiba also. I had one that had a similar hose with the on/off handle on the hose. Very innovative for it's time, as it was quite a few years ago. It was actually a very decent vacuum.

Post# 392042 , Reply# 4   5/17/2018 at 01:50 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Kind of like a Progress, saw a very few of them as a kid .

Post# 392050 , Reply# 5   5/17/2018 at 06:50 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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If we could zoom in on the photo, we might be able to read the name. I might hazard a guess that it’s the word “National” for Matsushita’s National Panasonic.

In any case it looks like it splits into 2 pieces like so many bagless Japanese vacs from the 1980’s. All the big Japanese companies made them: Sanyo, Toshiba, Hitachi, National. Great little vacs! Lightweight, quiet, powerful!

Post# 392051 , Reply# 6   5/17/2018 at 08:20 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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It looks pretty nice!

Post# 392057 , Reply# 7   5/17/2018 at 10:21 by Kirby27 (United States )        

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well right now its on craigslist for 10

Post# 392114 , Reply# 8   5/18/2018 at 23:55 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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If it's one of those 70's Japanese vacuums, it's well worth the $10. Worth it still if it opens up like a Transformer like some of them do.

Post# 392121 , Reply# 9   5/19/2018 at 08:26 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I have a Sanyo made one. It splits in half and the filter has a crank you turn to dislodge the dust from the filter, then you take the filter off and dump out the dust compartment.

It also has a bucket that the hose and attachments fit inside. You can either carry it around with the bucket or remove it to use as a canister.

Mine is badged Kenmore and the bucket says "Let's Clean" on it. According to the manual it's from 1983.

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