Thread Number: 37013  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
WHAT is this bizarre-looking thing??!
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Post# 395591   7/26/2018 at 06:51 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


I assume this monstrosity is a floor polisher, but it's so strange-looking that who knows?! Can anyone identify it? (The photo is from an eBay listing.)

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Post# 395608 , Reply# 1   7/26/2018 at 12:33 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Listing is ended

Someone either bought the photo, or the listing expired, I guess.
The setting in the photo looks military or something.
If that were a polisher, it wouldn't have a bag; would it?
I'm just throwing that out there. I'd like to know what it is too!


Post# 395610 , Reply# 2   7/26/2018 at 13:08 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Looks like a vacuum polisher.

I canít tell what brand. Possibly a Columbus? These seem prevalent in Europe, and Australia. Someone posted a pic a while back

Post# 395656 , Reply# 3   7/27/2018 at 07:13 by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        

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Gareth Sheen posted some time back about a Columbus polisher/vacuum that he had in SA. I found a photo of his, while not exactly like the one you have shown, it's pretty close:

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Post# 395697 , Reply# 4   7/28/2018 at 03:59 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Dustless polisher-it is surprising the amount of dust a floor polisher can make.

Post# 395700 , Reply# 5   7/28/2018 at 06:59 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Never too old to learn

Thanks for the responses...I never knew such an animal existed!
Very interesting!


Post# 395703 , Reply# 6   7/28/2018 at 10:09 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
You learn lots here.

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Quiz later. Pencils ready !!!

Post# 395711 , Reply# 7   7/28/2018 at 13:45 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Imagine using that on asbestos floor tiles too! mmmmm

Post# 395759 , Reply# 8   7/29/2018 at 00:59 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

If the floor tiles aren't craked,broken or shedding asbestos dust it would be fine.Most asbestos tiles have been taken up intact.If you were sawing,sanding them and such then its a hazard.Intact-no.

Post# 395777 , Reply# 9   7/29/2018 at 10:58 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland)        

Here's the modern version...


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