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Post# 394738   7/12/2018 at 03:36 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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woooh there collectors listen up !!! Compact C8 new in box for sale right now on ebay yesss sir a compact c8 new in box whit turbine nozzle c8 compact i own
a c9 and love it
get it now just your compact fan saying i shaw this on ebay if i had more money id buy it

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Post# 394739 , Reply# 1   7/12/2018 at 03:41 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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also if you write vintage compact vacuum there is more compact c8 c9 and c6 on ebay right now if you write intersatate compact you see more

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Post# 394743 , Reply# 2   7/12/2018 at 07:36 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Compact vs TriStar

Hey Antoine,

Those are such unusual little vacuums. I had never even heard of them until I discovered this site about a year ago.

The only one I've ever seen in person was branded TriStar.
Are they made by the same company? It looked identical, except it was a sort of grey or silver hammertone finish, with a white bumper.

It was at our local Savers store for, I believe, $29.99.
All it had with it was the hose, wands, and a metal floor nozzle.


Post# 394749 , Reply# 3   7/12/2018 at 08:46 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Those green C-8 Compact cleaners with turbine nozzles were available some years ago on eBay, new in the box, for I believe $100. I bought one at the time, as did many collectors. I think there were at least 20 available at the time. There were also a couple yellow C-8's with the power nozzle that were also available. I know many people (collectors) who bought one at that time.

I put a modern high efficiency Lamb motor in mine, because the motor that came with it wasn't powerful enough to spin the turbine head under my carpet. The high efficiency motor did the trick.

Post# 394752 , Reply# 4   7/12/2018 at 09:20 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Yes Compact and Tri-Star are made by the same company. They changed the name to Tristar is the very early 80's.
The Tri-Star you are talking about would be either a CXL or a DXL made between 1992ish to about 1998ish

Post# 394761 , Reply# 5   7/12/2018 at 11:36 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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i know some model on ebay are price at 100 or 200 but it toughth that some of you here might like to havea new compact or well kept machine im a huuge compact fan so if i see compact tristar i usually look it up tought i would share

Post# 394770 , Reply# 6   7/12/2018 at 15:22 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
modern high efficiency Lamb motor

Do you happen to remember the part # or model # of this motor? I've got a DXL that needs a stronger motor. Let me know. Thanks!

Post# 394772 , Reply# 7   7/12/2018 at 16:52 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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I got the motor from a Kenmore Whispertone 4.5 hp. They all used the largest, most powerful Lamb motor. It fits perfectly into the C-8 as they no longer had a motor cap (cover) like the previous models did.

Post# 394775 , Reply# 8   7/12/2018 at 17:26 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Perfect! Iíve already got one!

Did you make any modifications? My motor is from the Whispertone, circa 1990ís. I remember them being slightly longer.

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