Thread Number: 36666  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Hi, looking for information about this Filter Queen model 200
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Post# 392412   5/27/2018 at 16:48 by tommartinart (Belchertown)        

Hiya, I hope I've come to the right place.

I recently picked this up for $25 at a yard sale. It's out of my sphere of knowledge, and google isn't much help. All I know is that it's a Filter-Queen model 200 with an additional Air Purifier and Demothing Unit box in the shape and size of a suitcase. I plugged it in and it does work, and there is suction. Seems to work pretty well, in fact. I was impressed.

Questions-
What year is this from?
Did the box come with the vacuum, or was it an additional purchase?
Was this sold by door-to-door salesmen? There's a handle on the box's side. Pretty charming.
Am I missing any parts?
Is there any information I should specifically make sure to include when I list this on ebay?

I'd happily take in any information anyone would like to give me about this unit. It seems like a pretty nice find. Thanks in advance!


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Post# 392415 , Reply# 1   5/27/2018 at 21:04 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Neat. I don't know much about it, but I think you may be missing one or two of the extension tubes for floor use (look at the lady on the manual's cover). Before you list it on ebay, you may find a ready buyer right here if you give it a couple of days.

Post# 392416 , Reply# 2   5/27/2018 at 21:25 by Seijun (Portland, OR)        

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OMG, that is gorgeous!! I would love to buy it...

Post# 392491 , Reply# 3   5/29/2018 at 14:57 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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This is my FQ model 200. They were made between 1939 and 1950. Made for Health-Mor by Royal (yes, THE Royal company). There were a million screws holding it together. There was no pre-motor filter other than the cone (no safety motor filter). Cost was $99 in 1939 (an Electrolux was $69.75 at the same time in history). Any other questions, let me know.

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Post# 392530 , Reply# 4   5/30/2018 at 17:22 by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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It appears to be in good shape. Just at a glance you are missing the two extension wands (1 straight one curved) and the metal neck for the crevice too. I think they also came with the paint sprayer at that time (It was optional on later machines) so that would be missing too.

Post# 392748 , Reply# 5   6/3/2018 at 12:38 by tommartinart (Belchertown)        

Well, it's good to know I'm missing a few pieces, I guess.




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